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Former Morris Plains Man Proves He's No 'Hack,' Sells Startup to Tech Company

Mashery bought the Hacker League site in November.

Morris Plains native Mike Swift (center) was part of a group of developers to sell a startup website to a major tech company last month. (Credit: hackerleague.org)
Morris Plains native Mike Swift (center) was part of a group of developers to sell a startup website to a major tech company last month. (Credit: hackerleague.org)
A former Morris Plains resident and his Rutgers University buddies turned a side project into a solid business deal when they sold their startup website to the programming company Mashery last month, reports DailyRecord.com.

Mike Swift launched Hacker League in October 2011 during his junior year at Rutgers as a site to help make organizing Hackathons -- events held to encourage the quick development of software and applications by teams -- simpler.

Mashery, which was recently acquired by Intel for $180 million, purchased Hacker League for an undisclosed sum, according to the report.
Cynthia Laudadio December 13, 2013 at 08:01 AM
Congratulations, Mike. Continued success and happiness in your work.

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