The first hackathon I ever participated in was actually just in 2013 when I built an app called Curb Call at the Retsly / Realogy Hackathon in SF. I got second place at that one which won me an oversized novelty check (plus a smaller sized real one) but it also was a nice excuse
For those interested in the future of retail and commercial real estate, I highly encourage you to listen to the most recent Fifth Wall podcast with Ross Bailey from Appear Here. Retail from the consumer perspective, and commercial real estate on the supply side, are changing. Both are struggling for relevance. There’s no denying that.