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Mark Your Calendar: Design-Centric Hackathon

We’ll take a good hackathon over a brainstorming session any day, and M-RGE is cooking up a design-centric version. The New York-based community for hackers and designers, which has already attracted some 200 members with a two-month run of free workspace and classes at startup farm AlleyNYC, will hold a weekend hackfest on October 13 and 14. The design-minded twist? Designers will pitch developers, and not vice-versa. “In addition, design will be as important in winning as technology,” add the organizers, who promise abundant “food, shwag, and prizes.” Click here for details.

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