The second annual Techweek Kansas City wrapped this weekend with a 24-hour hackathon. The weeklong event around innovation and entrepreneurship in tech culminated in the contest held in the Think Big offices. Over the course of one (very) long Saturday, seven teams put their heads together to solve a modern medical problem using Cerner’s FHIR API. Like last year, DSI developers—used to solving pressing challenges with innovative technology—made a big showing.
More than 4,000 attendees turned out at historic Union Station for five days of networking, demos and sessions featuring 90+ speakers. The event’s Big Data Summit provided over a day’s worth of informative sessions on topics from analytics essentials to building smart cities and Internet of Things applications. Other sessions included fireside chats with thought leaders from Kansas City-based and national companies, keynotes from public figures as well as a number of panel discussions featuring experts from a variety of industries.