Emergency Communications Network is major sponsor of University of Houston ‘CodeRED’ Hackathon

Emergency Communications Network (ECN), North America’s largest provider of notification solutions, is a major sponsor of the University of Houston’s ‘CodeRED’ hackathon, taking place April 3, 2015. More than 500 students are anticipated to compete and create new technology. It is the University System’s first major hackathon.

Members of ECN’s technology team will participate as onsite mentors and judge the technology developed as part of the competition. ECN is the trusted provider of CodeRED emergency and mass notification systems, and is sponsoring the event to help foster creativity and the development of new technology. ECN is currently hiring software developers, software engineers and quality assurance analysts. Learn more about full-time positions in ECN’s technology department.

“My staff and I are very excited about participating in an event of this scale,” said Gary Van Opdorp, ECN’s Director of Technology. “This is an opportunity for ECN to get involved in the leading edge of technology and interface with some of the brightest and best young talent in software development.”

ECN hosts its own annual hackathon with internal members of its Technology team. The goal is for staff to design new and enhanced software features to benefit ECN clients who are responsible for helping save lives in their communities.

About Emergency Communications Network

Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Florida, Emergency Communications Network, LLC (ECN) has pioneered high-speed notification services capable of reaching millions of people in minutes. ECN is the trusted provider of CodeRED®, an emergency mass notification system which enables local, state and federal officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages in a multimodal approach; CodeRED Weather Warning™ which provides automated severe weather alerts just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service and SmartNotice™, an easy, reliable and affordable emergency and mass staff notification solution. ECN’s technology has been attributed to helping recover missing children and saving lives. Read more about ECN’s success stories.

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