Compuware Sponsors First Maker Faire Detroit Hackathon
Developers and Designers Given the Digital Keys to The Henry Ford(R) to "Hack
DETROIT, July 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation
(Nasdaq:CPWR), the technology performance company, is pleased to announce its
sponsorship of Maker Faire Detroit at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich. With
events around the globe, Maker Faire encourages "makers" to create and
showcase works of technology, art, science and engineering.
Additionally, on July 27 and 28, Compuware's Professional Services Division
will host a "Hack the Museum" event during Maker Faire Detroit. The
"hackathon" will feature 25 teams in a one-day design and development
challenge, as they create applications that combine The Henry Ford's digital
collection with other mobile, digital and social elements.
"A hackathon is a great reflection of the 'maker' spirit and we are proud to
bring the event to Maker Faire Detroit this year," said Bob Kennedy, Vice
President of Compuware Professional Services. "The goal of Maker Faire is to
encourage participants to think outside the box and create solutions that can
change the world, which is in line with Compuware's vision."
To compete in the "Hack the Museum" event, teams of one to four individuals
will be given the APIs required to develop and build all code between 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. on July 27. For those teams that do not have designers, on site
design coaches will be available. Each team will present their final mobile
application to a judging panel between 9 a.m. to noon, with an awards ceremony
at 1:30 p.m. on July 28. The judging panel will consist of representatives
from Compuware, The Henry Ford, Make Magazine and University of Michigan –
"We look forward to seeing the innovation and creativity that stems from the
talented teams and their applications," said Christian Overland, Executive
Vice President of The Henry Ford. "Creativity, ingenuity and The Henry Ford
experience are core to Maker Faire Detroit and inspire the innovation we are
seeing in mobile and digital technologies today."
Judges will review app submissions based on:
*The originality of the concept;
*Overall application design;
*Quality and experience; and
*The incorporation of The Henry Ford digital assets and other external
No entry fee is required to compete and participants will receive a free
one-day ticket to Maker Faire Detroit. Teams can register for the event at
http://hackathon.makerfairedetroit.com. For more information, please visit
About Compuware Corporation
Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, makes technology
make a difference by providing software, experts and best practices to ensure
technology works well and delivers value. Compuware solutions make the world's
most important technologies perform at their best for leading organizations
worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top
20 most visited U.S. web sites. Learn more at: http://www.compuware.com.
About Compuware Professional Services
Compuware Professional Services provides counsel and technology that directly
aligns with its customer's business goals – creating strategic opportunities
and value for its customers within the enterprise technology space. Compuware
Professional Services has developed technology strategies that drive growth;
delivered systems that are the backbone of enterprises worldwide; and
transformed businesses through emerging technologies. For more information
please visit http://www.compuware.com/professional-services/.
About Maker Faire
Created by the editors of MAKE magazine,Maker Faire is a family-friendly
showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of
the Maker movement. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA
and in May 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and
120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship
event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit,
Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, and Tokyo are the home of "featured" 2013
Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini
Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.
For more information about Maker Faire, visit makerfaire.com.
About The Henry Ford
The Henry Fordin Dearborn, Michigan isan internationally-recognized cultural
destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories
of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A
national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from
300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking
curiosity and inspiring tomorrow's innovators. Nearly two million visitors
annually experienceits five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield
Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The
Henry Ford IMAX Theatre. A continually expanding array of content available
online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry
Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year
on the institution's campus. For more information please visit our website
CONTACT: Press Contact
Matthew Mowat, Director of Marketing,
Compuware Professional Services,
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One Campus Martius, Detroit, MI 48226,
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