Wyoming's Growing Tech Sector
Monday, November 19, 2018
A growing tech sector is starting to take root in Wyoming with startup competitions, hackathons, and technology summits popping up all over the state. In addition, the state’s economic diversification plan recently listed the tech sector as part of Wyoming’s long-term strategy for change and growth. These events cover a broad range of technologies and audiences, but one thing they have in common is a focus on making Wyoming fertile ground for tech innovation in the region.
Next week, Laramie will host the WyoHackathon, a three-day event where software developers team up to create innovative software applications using blockchain technology. The event came about in response to the recent pro-blockchain laws passed by the legislature, which lawmakers point to as an incentive for blockchain technology companies to move to the Cowboy State. Prizes include seed money and free office space to the company who develops an application that uses blockchain to benefit Wyomingites.