Antares to Sponsor Hackathon at Activate Conference in Baton Rouge, Feb. 23

Antares is pleased to announce that it will be the presenting sponsor of the first-ever Hackathon at the Baton Rouge-based Activate Conference! Now in its second year, Activate is a three-day event that engages the tech community, particularly students and young adults, in an effort to bolster interest in the technology field regionally. The Hackathon at this year’s conference presents a way for young technology enthusiasts to hone their skills and get hands-on experience in solutions development, but also support their community in a fun, practical way.

“As we celebrate Antares’ 30th anniversary this year, we remain firmly dedicated to supporting the advancement of the technology industry regionally, as well as the professional development of young adults seeking technology careers. We are proud to be a part of this event,” says Ralph Melian, President and CEO of Antares.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Louisiana Tech Park
7117 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Teams consisting of four to six participants will use Baton Rouge’s Open Data Portal to develop a creative technology solution that improves the way the city works. The applications developed at the event may even be implemented in the community. Teams are encouraged to register and plan ahead. Only non-professional teams (high school or college students) will be eligible to win the competition, although professionals are welcome to participate. Specific Hackathon instructions and registration information are available at