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Boston.com: Hack Away

Boston.com is issuing a challenge to hackers, announcing The Boston Hack Day Challenge, which will be held at the MassChallenge office on Fan Pier in Boston’s Innovation District and “challenge developers, techies, product managers, marketers, designers, entrepreneurs, and others to create new online and mobile products that can make life better for Bostonians.”

Registration is located at beta.boston.com, and the site said it is also seeking local companies with application-programming interfaces it can use at the event.

Project 11, which specializes in mentoring startup technology companies, will help organize the weekend.

The Boston Globe and Boston.com vice president of digital products Jeff Moriarty said:

Boston is a hotbed of new product development, technology, and higher education, so this is the perfect opportunity to bring together all of these innovators in one place. The immersive event will allow participants to make new connections and learn skills in a supportive and energetic environment.

We consider our Web sites always in a “beta” form because we constantly want to make them better with our audience’s help and input. The Boston Hack Day Challenge event will also embrace what Beta.Boston.com is all about: providing a space for the development and enhancement of interactive products and applications that make our lives more exciting.

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