Browsing: Coding

Code runs the world—and the Hackathon is here to make it competitive

The Matrix made hackers cool while The Big Bang Theory made neurotic scientists slightly less weird. And now, it’s the coders’ turn, with the rise of the ‘Hackathon’. One guy wants it to go big – so big it’ll be the “sporting” event of the year for tech nerds everywhere. And it could help local businesses find the nerds they need.

Digital diversity: why New Zealand needs more female coders

Last year, in a star-studded clip for, rapper and singer declared coders the new rock stars. But a small percentage of Kiwi developers are female and the dropout rates for females studying computer science are much higher than for males. Powershop’s Kelly Cheeseman thinks that needs to change.