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TelAPI / Rain Emergency Response Hackathon


in New York, New York

Hackathon Overview


Who: TelAPI, Rain Agency and the greater NYC developer community

Cost: Free

What: Telephony API Hackathon to build emergency preparedness and/or emergency response tools. TelAPI and Rain Agency are co-sponsoring this event as an opportunity to bring together NYC's finest, write some serious code and build emergency preparedness and emergency response solutions.

Developers of all kinds are welcome, though unfortunately we are limited to 30 available spots. For you developers that would like to attend, you must RSVP via this Hacker League page.

Where: Rain Agency
207 West 25th Street, Suite 507
New York, NY 10001

Why: We love to solve problems and build cool telephony applications that leverage voice and SMS!

When: Saturday November 10th 2012

Rules: All teams must leverage TelAPI and build tools that can be used in the context of emergency preparedness and/or emergency response.

However, if you already have an idea for a telephony application unrelated to emergency preparedness and/or emergency response we'd still love to have you!

Judges:
Kip Voytek - Director of Digital Innovation at MDC Partners
Christina Warren - Mashable
Bret Morgan - Entrepreneur and the man behind the "Restore the Shore" Crowdfunding campaign
Elie Lowenfeld - Head of the Jewish Disaster Response Corp

First place:
*Two iPad Minis - 16GB Wi-Fi models
*$250 free TelAPI credits for each member of the winning team
TelAPI hoodie for each member of the winning team

Second place:
*$100 free TelAPI credits for each member of the winning team

Free Swag:
Each participant will receive a free TelAPI T-Shirt and TelAPI stickers

Schedule:
10:30am - Meet and Greet
11:00am - Idea pitching and team formation
11:30am - Hacking begins
10:30pm - Hacking ends, pitches and demos begin
11:15pm - Award the winners
11:30pm - Grab celebratory beers at a bar around the corner

Other details:
* Red Bull, Beer, Water, Soda will be provided
* Snacks will be provided
* Lunch will be provided
* Dinner will be provided

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