POSTED: Monday March 13th 2017

LA 2024 to sponsor LA Hacks youth "hackathon" for second consecutive year

More than one thousand students expected at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion on March 31-April 2 for weekend of innovation in the City of Angels


LOS ANGELES - For the second consecutive year, LA 2024 will help convene more than one thousand high school and college students from across the United States for the “LA Hacks” collaborative computer programming event. Taking place from March 31 through April 2 at UCLA’s Pauley Pavilion, LA 2024’s proposed venue for Olympic judo, wrestling and Paralympic sitting volleyball, LA Hacks 2017 is the largest hack-a-thon on the West Coast, bringing together some of America's brightest young minds for a weekend of innovation offering promising technology possibilities for 2024.

Student programmers will work intensively around the clock on software and hardware across a variety of categories, including two LA 2024 categories on sports entertainment and fitness. US Olympic skier, former NFL player and CEO of marketing software company Integrate Jeremy Bloom will deliver the keynote address at LA Hacks’ opening ceremony. Bid leaders hailed the event as “a remarkable opportunity” to boost LA 2024’s promise of delivering the most high-tech, personalized Games experience in history, and as a reflection of LA 2024’s approach to harnessing California's creativity, innovation and connection with youth culture.

LA Hacks President and current UCLA student Luke Chui said: “We are thrilled to have LA 2024 on board for a second year as we approach what will surely be an unforgettable weekend of creativity, collaboration and innovation. LA 2024’s involvement with LA Hacks last year was further proof of young people’s love for the Olympic and Paralympic Games - participants jumped at the opportunity to contribute to creating the most innovative Games experience in history. I personally cannot wait to see what our students come up with this year.”

LA 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman said: “Cutting-edge innovation happens all around us in Los Angeles and California. For every innovation, there’s a spark that gives life to an idea that can one day change the way the world works, plays and communicates. LA 2024 believes that the Olympic and Paralympic Games can light the flame of creativity and innovation in the next generation of creators and innovators, to both deliver the most high-tech Games in history in 2024 and to revolutionize the way athletes and fans engage with sport in the future.

“LA 2024 is proud to support LA Hacks because we believe that the time to begin innovating for 2024 is now. LA Hacks is a snapshot of how LA 2024 will harness our city’s creativity to re-engage the world’s youth and grow each sport to secure the long-term financial stability of the Olympic Movement."

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