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Intouch Solutions Hosts Compute Midwest's 2014 Hackathon

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Overland Park, KS (November 17, 2014)

Intouch Solutions, a marketing agency servicing the pharmaceutical industry, sponsored the third annual Compute Midwest conference on Nov. 13, as well as hosted Hackathon, a 24 hour app-building event, on Nov.15 and16.

Held at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo., Compute Midwest is a future-focused conference designed to inspire the creation of meaningful and impactful technologies. The 600 conference attendees heard from a curated lineup of eight speakers on topics ranging from 3D printing to artificial intelligence and personal space travel to quantum computing. 

“The conference inspires people to create a better future for both Kansas City and the world,” said Michael Gelphman, founder of Compute Midwest. “We bring in outside thought leaders who are pioneers and visionaries in their fields and create a dialogue about innovation and technology.”

Hackathon followed Compute Midwest, taking place on Nov. 15 and 16. More than 85 software engineers and computer science students worked in teams to create innovative software programs. Hosted in Intouch Solutions’ new office in Overland Park, Kan., the unique space provided the ideal backdrop for creative hackers to develop their projects. In addition, two teams of Intouchers participated in the Hackathon.

As the Kansas City region continues to attract IT talent, developers are in high demand. Hosting Hackathon shed light on Intouch’s technological and innovative capabilities, and also marked it as a prime candidate for development talent.

“We are consistently on the cutting edge of technology and innovation for our national and international-level clients, so teaming with Compute Midwest was a no brainer,” said Faruk Capan, CEO of Intouch Solutions. “We enjoy the opportunity to provide a venue for talented developers to showcase their skills, as well as highlight all Intouch has to offer.”

About Intouch Solutions Inc.
Founded in 1999, Intouch Solutions Inc. employs more than 500 individuals and is a privately held marketing agency headquartered in the Kansas City area with offices in Chicago and New York. Specializing in solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, Intouch is redefining what marketing means to these industries. Contact Intouch at or visit them on the Web at