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TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013


in San Francisco, CA

Hackathon Overview


Now in its 4th Year, the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon is on again! Join with hundreds of other hackers to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and free tickets to the main TechCrunch Disrupt conference.

Location: Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th Street (at Brannan), San Francisco

WiFi: use the TechCrunch or TechCrunch2.4 networks; the key is disrupt13

Agenda

There are two parts to the Disrupt Hackathon:

  • The Hacking, where over 800 hackers will build something awesome from scratch between 12:30pm Saturday to 9:30am Sunday.
  • The Demoing, where the hacks will be demoed before judges, the media, other hackers and the public.

The Hacking

Hackers will build something awesome from scratch, either individually or in teams.

Since you're short on time and the aim is to impress the judges and win some of the awesome prizes on offer, you're encouraged to make heavy use of APIs and resources (see the links on the left). We'll also have a series of API workshops on Saturday afternoon with experts on hand to answer your questions and keep you hacking, not scratching your head.

Each Hack will need to be registered on our platform as a Project; you and your team-mates will also need to register as users on our platform (powered by HackerLeague).

Creating (and later submitting) your project is the only way you'll be able to get to demo your hack (and win prizes and free tickets to Disrupt) on Sunday.

The Demoing

You'll have until 9:30am on Sunday, September 8th submit your project/hack. When you submit your hack, you'll be given a number which is the order in which you'll present your hack.

At 11:00am, presentations will begin in the main hall. You will bring your device onto the stage, and have 1 minute to demo your hack. If you take longer than one minute, you will be publicly embarrassed.

Three hacks will be selected by the judges for demoing during this week's Disrupt conference.

One hack will be awarded $5k for the Best Hack of the event.

Each team that demos their Hack on stage on Sunday will be eligible for two tickets to the main Disrupt conference, valued at almost $3000 each.

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