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Building a killer app is no small feat, however with the right idea, you can turn a two-day event into a multi-million dollar product. The hackathon phenomenon has been gaining popularity since the mid-2000’s, with an entire developer culture being built around it. Hackathons are a powerful tool to develop ideas with a flurry of fresh creativity and design. Lasting anywhere from several hours to several days, hackathons present teams of developers with a challenge…

Kambria is co-hosting the 2019 Southern California AI & Data Science Conference with the International Data Engineering and Science Association (IDEAS) in Los Angeles, California on October 26-27, 2019. The conference will focus on hot topics in AI, machine learning, data science, and blockchain. We are thrilled to work, yet again, with IDEAS in this annual event of over 3,000 attendees. With a diverse selection of trending topics through multiple tracks delivered by industry experts,…

Like many cryptocurrency enthusiasts, I am a strong supporter of open source projects and decentralized systems. I quickly became enamored with the idea of distributed systems, fair voting, and true transparency. But, why does it matter? Long-standing is the debate between open source and closed-source, decentralized and centralized. Over the last several decades, we have learned a great deal from the triumphs (or lack thereof) in innovation, and I think it’s time we took…