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INNOVATION: Barrick’s BattleBorn series brings together Nevada tech and mining



LAS VEGAS – Barrick Gold of Toronto has joined forces with Cisco, Switch and Unearthed to bring together Nevada miners and the innovation and tech community. Both sectors will have the opportunity to build skills, scale ventures, and get to know each other.

“Barrick is excited to host the state’s first global mining hackathon in Las Vegas,” said Michael Brown, president of Barrick USA. “We are at the forefront of transforming traditional mining with digital technologies, and we look forward to bringing our technology partners to Las Vegas to work with talented innovators and generate fresh ideas for our industry.”

BattleBorn, a name inspired by the Nevada state flag, was created by the world’s leading gold mining company to infuse the resource industry with bold ideas and exponential technologies. BattleBorn includes a series of boot camps, a 54-hour hackathon (with US$20,000 in prizes), and a start-up exchange, that will bring together competitors, observers, industry leaders, and start-ups.

The ultimate goal of BattleBorn is to have a distinctive impact on Nevada’s growing technology and innovation community. Individuals can get involved by competing in a hackathon, exhibiting a start-up, learning about developments in the resource sector or networking with industry leaders.

All events will take place from March 3-12 at Rob Roy’s Innevation Center, powered by Switch, located at 6795 S Edmond Street, 3rd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89118.

For more information about the BattleBorn series of events, including participant registration and ticket purchase, visit www.BattleBorn.tech.


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