Mendix Announces Hackathon, Expanded Program and Speakers for Mendix World 2014

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Mendix Announces Hackathon, Expanded Program and Speakers for Mendix World 2014

Hackathon participants will develop applications with Mendix to provide immediate business value for global humanitarian organization Terre des Hommes

BOSTON March 3, 2014Mendix, the app platform company for the enterprise, today announced the inclusion of a hackathon along with additional speakers to the program for Mendix World 2014, the company’s premier global event for users, customers, partners and IT professionals. The conference is scheduled for April 3-4, 2014, at the Cruise Terminal in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The Mendix World 2014 Hackathon, co-sponsored by Capgemini, will challenge teams of developers to create innovative solutions that address real needs faced by charities around the world, such as Terre des Hommes, a global organization whose mission is to come to the aid of children in need. Beginning the evening of April 2nd, participating teams will build applications over a 24-hour period, with the Mendix World audience voting for the ultimate winner. The winner will receive the Mendix Hackathon Award 2014.

Hackathon participants working in small teams of 2-3 developers will be mentored by Mendix experts, and will have a collaborative workspace and free use of the Mendix App Platform and cloud environments, as well as entertainment and plenty of food, snacks and beverages for the long night. Participants can also attend Mendix World for free.

The Hackathon extends the Mendix World 2014 program which features a mix of inspiring and practical sessions around app delivery success strategies and best practices, the future of application Platform as a Service (aPaaS), and new features of the Mendix App Platform. In addition to Mendix experts and developers, the speaker list includes:

  • Alain Bergeron VP, IT solutions & operations, Business Development Bank of Canada
  • Marc Carrel-Billiard, executive partner, Accenture
  • Pierre Hessler, Capgemini Fellow and Chairman’s Delegate
  • David Norton, research director, Gartner, Inc.
  • Wade Sendall, vice president of IT, The Boston Globe
  • Harald Swinkels, CEO & co-founder, NLE
  • Martin Wanschers, process manager, BAM Infratechniek
  • Rod Willmott, Fast Track Director, LV

For a complete program and list of speakers, please visit

“We are very excited about the expert line-up and top-notch program at Mendix World 2014,” said Derek Roos, CEO and co-founder of Mendix. “This event will bring experts, partners, executives and startups together to share amazing success stories, swap best practices and think about app development on a whole new level. The Hackathon is an exciting twist, granting participants the ability to provide real solutions while achieving glory in front of an audience of more than 1,000 people.”

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Mendix, a Siemens business and the global leader in enterprise low-code, is fundamentally reinventing the way applications are built in the digital enterprise. With the Mendix platform, enterprises can ‘Make with More,’ by broadening an enterprise’s development capability to conquer the software development bottleneck; ‘Make it Smart,’ by making apps with rich native experiences that are intelligent, proactive, and contextual; and ‘Make at Scale,’ to modernize core systems and build large app portfolios to keep pace with business growth. The Mendix platform is built to promote intense collaboration between business and IT teams and dramatically accelerate application development cycles, while maintaining the highest standards of security, quality, and governance — in short, to help enterprises confidently leap into their digital futures. Mendix’s ‘Go Make It’ platform has been adopted by more than 4,000 leading companies around the world.