Futuri Media to Co-Host HackCWRU Hackathon at Case Western Reserve University's Sears think[box]

Cleveland Hackathon brings together the brightest and most creative students to promote unrestricted technological innovation

Feb 12, 2016, 14:02 ET from Futuri Media

CLEVELAND, Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Futuri Media (http://futurimedia.com/) the media industry leader in interactive technology has partnered with Case Western Reserve University to Co-Host the third annual HackCWRU (http://hack.cwru.edu/), a 36-hour hackathon bringing together the brightest and most creative students to promote unrestricted technological innovation.  Hosted in Sears think[box], the University's center for innovation and entrepreneurship, HackCWRU is free and open to anyone currently enrolled in a high school, undergraduate, or graduate program.

Beginning with opening ceremonies this evening at 7pm and through the weekend, over 150 students will spend 36 hours working with peers, mentors, local innovators, and a suite of rapid prototyping technologies. This uncharacteristic open access to technology makes HackCWRU a great environment to foster interdisciplinary collaboration.

HackCWRU PR Co-Chair Dina Benayad-Cherif said, "We are so so excited to have Futuri as our co-host here at Case's annual hackathon, HackCWRU! Media and technology are two fields that are so powerful combined and we are lucky to have the industry leader as a partner in our event."

Futuri Media Executive Development Director, Natalie McKinney said, "We are passionate about investing in the growth of technology and innovation in Northeast Ohio. As the nation's fastest growing media technology company, our partnership with Case Western Reserve University to co-host HackCWRU represents an important investment and collaboration with some of the brightest up-and-coming engineering talent."

Named one of the fastest growing Tech Companies by Ernst and Young and Inc Magazine, Futuri's platforms are used at more than 950 TV and radio stations and networks in 18 countries, reaching more than 100 million consumers monthly. 

The Sears think[box] is located at Richey Mixon Building at 11201 Cedar Avenue.  Parking is Free in Lot 1A at 2071 Martin Luther King Drive.  To register please visit (https://my.mlh.io/register).

About Futuri Media:  Futuri Media (http://www.FuturiMedia.com) leverages social and mobile technologies for media companies. Futuri Media's LDR (Listener Driven Radio) platforms empower listeners to become real-time collaborators in on-air programming, automatically adjusting content based on audience input. The Futuri Mobile division has developed more than 150 iPhone, Android and tablet apps for broadcasters, delivering audio and video content to mobile users. Futuri Media also provides real-time consumer intelligence to newsrooms and content producers with its popular TopicPulse (http://www.TopicPulse.com) system, tracking local trends across social media.

About Case Western Reserve University: Established in 1826, Case Western Reserve University (http://www.case.edu/) in Cleveland, Ohio is home to over 4900 undergraduate students, 5800 graduate students and more than 3100 full-time faculty represented from 91 countries.  The University improves and enriches people's lives through research that capitalizes on the power of collaboration, and education that dramatically engages their students

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