A group of technology entrepreneurs is holding the event to
jump-start some Silicon Valley-style thinking in Sacramento.
"We're trying to bring the spirit of the start-up community
that's in the Bay Area, we're trying to bring that here to
Gina Lujan is with Hacker
of Sacramento which is hosting the event.
Hackathons have been known to spawn new web and mobile app
developers in the Silicon Valley. Lujan says the same should be
happening in the capitol city.
"We're hoping that new businesses will be formed and that
people will continue, after the hackathon, to build out their
products and hopefully build small businesses."
As for the title of the event - "Cereal Hack"…
"It's kind of making a joke because coders will sit in front
of a laptop for eight to ten hours at a time without moving and eat
cereal and drink high energy drinks."
To make participants feel at home, she says they'll have lots
of cereal on hand for the 30 hour event which begins Saturday at
noon in the offices of the online news source Sacramento