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New initiative boosts Delaware tech efforts

A global coding competition with more than $50,000 in prizes kicks off with national online trials on October 15 with finals held live in Wilmington on November 5. {OpenBracket Delaware, conceived by Zip Code Wilmington and First State Innovation with financial support from Chatham Financial, is designed to bring world-class developers to Wilmington and promote the region’s nascent tech business climate.

Organizers say the competition will be one of the largest coding championships in the United States.

Registration for the online competition is open to anyone, but in order to qualify for prizes, participants need to be 18 or over and residents of the United States. The in-person event will be open to technologists who have proven their skills in the online competition, as well as those vetted by {OpenBracket partners.

“We are honored to host this event, and show how great a community Wilmington, Delaware is for coders,” said Ben duPont, Board President of {OpenBracket Delaware.

“With the democratization of technology, tech hubs are growing all over the nation. We’re excited to partner with {OpenBracket Delaware to help create more opportunities for developers in Delaware,” said Vivek Ravisankar, CEO & cofounder of HackerRank.

“FSI is pleased to support this endeavor. It is consistent with our role to help grow the entrepreneurial economy,” said Ernie Dianastasis, Board Chairman of First State Innovation.

To register, go to http://hackerrank.com/openbracket.

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