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The 24-hour free event will prompt participants to create tech solutions for problems within the creator economy

TULSA, Okla. — CLLCTVE and Holberton Tulsa are co-hosting the first annual Tulsa Creator Hackathon, April 15-16 at The Holberton School at 15 N. Cheyenne Ave. CLLCTVE, the portfolio platform connecting creators to their next opportunity, partnered with The Holberton School Tulsa, a software development school, to provide an opportunity for local freelancers to create and add to their portfolios, collaborate with like-minded individuals and connect with local brands and community partners for future job opportunities.

The Tulsa Creator Hackathon will enable teams to rapidly prototype ideas that solve problems within the local Creator Economy. Participants will be challenged to build apps and engineer solutions alongside a cohort of collaborators, taking an idea, making a plan, and then turning it into a reality. CLLCTVE and Holberton invite hackers, creators, makers, and coders to converge to solve problems, create new tools, and push the boundaries of existing tech across the autonomous work industry. 

“Holberton is committed to supporting Tulsa’s emerging technology sector through dedicated programming,” said Libby Ediger, Executive Director at Holberton Tulsa. “The Hackathon provides a hands-on experience for participants to meet the constantly evolving technology environment for the Creator Economy. Teams will have the opportunity to build solutions to solve interesting business problems and showcase their work to potential clients and employers.”

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Rendering of the new 18,000 square-foot building being added to Holberton Tulsa campus in 2022. / Holberton Tulsa campus

Tulsa Creator Hackathon

More than 40 individuals comprising 12 teams are participating, representing web developers, front end, back end, data scientists, product designers, ui/ux, full stack, graphic designers, content creators, visual artists and more.  Winning teams will be provided portfolio reviews, free headshots and career counseling services.

“In addition to providing networking opportunities for local freelancers and brands in-person, we’re offering participants the opportunity to build free portfolios on our app. These feature their skills, interests, experience and work in one environment, and enable them to continue connecting with brands for paid opportunities following the Hackathon,” said Kelsey Davis, Founder and CEO at CLLCTVE.

Challenge prompts for the hackathon include the following:

  • On-Demand Talent Matching
  • Contractor Management
  • Inclusive Hiring & Recruitment

Local employers include Consumer Affairs, Magellan, Indigo Tech, Acrobat Ant, AeroVision, 9B and Momentum3. The event will also include a panel with guest speakers including Dominick Ard’Is, CEO of ACT House, Tyrance Billingsley II, Founder and Executive Director of Black Tech Street, and Natalie Sims, singer/songwriter. Free food will be provided along with access to Tulsa merchandise, discounts and deals. Anyone interested in attending the after-party can RSVP here. 

More information about the Tulsa 2022 Creator Hackathon is available here.


CLLCTVE (Techstars ‘20) is the portfolio platform connecting creators to their next opportunity. Our community-driven technology enables freelancers to build their own world online without creating any code, any website, or any resume – showcasing their creative capabilities and engaging with brands all in one place. With a community of thousands of creators, we have the ability to match brands and creators for opportunities based on brands’ needs and creators’ interests and experience. 

About Holberton Tulsa

Holberton Tulsa is an innovative software engineering school located in the heart of downtown Tulsa with a commitment to removing barriers to entry in the technology field. Our full-time, intensive program will first introduce you to the foundations of computer science, then specialize in what drives you through our programs of study. Holberton Tulsa provides coding school courses dedicated to meeting the educational needs of the city’s rapidly expanding technological community. We are committed to preparing students academically and professionally to meet the constantly changing employment requirements needed to be successful in a career in software development and engineering. Learn more and apply today at

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