Compare Metrics, Leap Motion Plan Hackathon At Capital Factory

Austin-based Compare Metrics, the developer of online product discovery tools which is led by Garrett Eastham, has linked up with Leap Motion, the developer of 3D tracking hardware, to run a hackathon at Austin's Capital Factory, the companies said this morning. The companies said the new hackathon -- which runs later this month-- will pit developers against each other to create shippable applications using the Leap Motion Controller. The companies say they are looking to help the many Austin software engineers show off their stuff to the companies in the Austin startup community. Compare Metrics is backed by Austin Ventures, Mike Maples, and others.