Hacker League, a platform for managing hackathons, has been acquired by Intel and will be formed into the Mashery division.
According to a blog post by co-founder Mike Swift, Intel company Mashery has acquired the assets of Hacker League, just two years after the university project was built. “Since then, hackathon organisers in the US and abroad have listed and powered over 450 events on the platform creating a massive community of developers who now count on us to showcase their work every day,” he said.
Swift said that he “couldn’t be more excited to watch Mashery bringing it to the next level” as the API management provider has demonstrated its commitment to the developer community from day one.
Mashery has acquired the platform, intellectual property and other assets, while the three co-founders Mike Swift, Abe Stanway, and Ian Jennings will work during the acquisition but not move as part of the deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.
“I’ll be working closely with the Mashery team to make sure that the existing Hacker League developer community and hackathon organizers continue to get the best value out of Hacker League,” Swift said.
“You’ll be able to count on the same high quality experience you’ve come to expect and things will only continue to get better now that Hacker League has the commitment of an organisation like Mashery behind it. I couldn’t be more excited for Hacker League’s future and I hope you are too.”
Hacker League has powered some 460 events worldwide since October 2011, with a database of some 6,000 hacks from those events, according to Techcrunch.