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Dyn To Host First-Ever Hackademy To Encourage Future Tech Leaders

Manchester, NH (April 8, 2013) – Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), announced it will hold its first-ever Hackademy from May 16-19 at its Manchester, NH, headquarters in an effort to inspire the next generation of technical leaders and entrepreneurs.

Hackademy, which merges the educational opportunities of an academy with the technical passion of a hackathon, is a four-day invite-only program that is open to college juniors with technology majors. The program will feature coding workshops, networking opportunities and a mini-hackathon – a great chance to collaborate on web app projects.

For the 20-to-30 college juniors who get accepted, they will be given three nights lodging, meals and plenty of free gear, in addition to giving them a chance to perform in a technology environment and seek inspiration for their own startup or perhaps to come back to Dyn after graduation.

“Hackademy is designed to get a bunch of bright young tech enthusiasts to come to a place like Dyn and learn how to build web apps,” said Jeremy Hitchcock, the Dyn CEO who helped concept the idea of the Hackademy. “Everybody talks about building cool web apps and technology, but a lot of people don’t know how to get started. We hope this is a way people can get started and learn.”

While the program will be beneficial for the students, it also offers a unique way for Dyn to recruit future talent.

“We wanted to bring students in to see what it’s like at a technology company,” Hitchcock continued. “We hope we veer some of them off to do cool startups. And then, as their senior year continues, they think about our cool work environment and want to be part of it. Maybe some of them will come back to Dyn and be part of our team.”

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 12, with several requirements:

  • Entrants must be at least 18.
  • Entrants must be in your junior year of a New England area college.
  • Entrants must be pursuing a degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related technical major.
  • Entrants must be passionate about engineering and a love for software product development!
  • Entrants must be able to get to Manchester, NH on your own.
  • Entrants must have your own computer.

Selection is based on the applicant’s profile, as Dyn is looking to attract a cross section of talent. For more information visit: http://dyn.com/hackademy.

 

ABOUT DYN

Incorporated in 2001, Dyn is the worldwide Internet Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) leader, powering Managed DNSTraffic ManagementEmail Delivery & Email Reporting for more than four million enterprise, small business and personal users. With nearly 20 data centers around the world and industry-leading uptime for over 10 years, Dyn’s commitment to customer relationships and engineering excellence shines every day. Uptime is the Bottom Line.

Dyn Media Contact

Adam Coughlin | acoughlin@dyn.com | 603.714.5798


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