CUPERTINO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Moxtra, a leader in mobile-first embeddable collaboration services, today announced that it is the exclusive collaboration sponsor of Hacktoberfest, a hackathon created by Hacker Fund to instill a love of computer science to Los Angeles high school students. As part of its sponsorship, Moxtra is providing the students with access to its signature PowerMessenger™ cloud collaboration service, as well as its APIs and SDKs, and is providing live mentorship to participants.
Approximately 300 high school students are expected to attend the Hacktoberfest event, which is slated for October 24-25 at the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles. Hundreds of other students will virtually take part in the hackathon via Moxtra’s online collaboration tool. Throughout the entire month of October, Hacker Fund has been hosting dozens of computer science-related events for the youth community, drawing mentors from local colleges and companies to help teach kids to code.
“Moxtra is a strong advocate of the next generation of computer scientists who will provide the intellectual firepower for the apps of the future,” said Subrah Iyar, co-founder and CEO of Moxtra. “Sponsoring Hacktoberfest is a great way for us to demonstrate our commitment to education while strengthening the bonds within the app development ecosystem.”
“Our mission is to inspire young people to develop a love for computer science, while making learning fun,” said Justin Brezhnev of Hacker Fund. “Moxtra is the ideal collaboration tool for Hacktoberfest, because it’s very powerful but still easy to use for people of all ages. We’re proud of our wide-ranging relationship with Moxtra, and are very happy to announce their sponsorship of Hacktoberfest and our ongoing partnership.”
About Hacker Fund
Hacker Fund is a non-profit organization that sponsors a variety of educational activities designed to inspire and engage diverse communities while promoting computer science education. Hacker Fund’s Hacktoberfest is a month-long event in which participants collaborate on impactful projects using hardware and/or software with the guidance of mentors, culminating in an expo. For additional information on Hacker Fund or Hacktoberfest, see www.hacker.fund or https://hacktoberfest.splashthat.com/.
Moxtra delivers PowerMessenger™, an embeddable, multilayered cloud collaboration service that lets people work the way they want to – on the go or at their desks, in real time or anytime. Founded by former WebEx co-founder and CEO Subrah Iyar and WebEx veteran Stanley Huang, Moxtra helps the mobile workforce stay connected to their work and each other – from anywhere and on any device. Moxtra’s APIs can be embedded quickly and easily into almost any existing vertical solution, such as e-learning, ERP and CRM, as well as into native mobile apps, to provide built-in collaboration that keeps users engaged and productive. To learn more about Moxtra, visit www.moxtra.com.