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Sacramento Hackathon Set For Saturday

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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 Sacramento."  
Gina Lujan is with Hacker Lab 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 Press.
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