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The Iron Holiday Hack


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Hackathon Overview


The Iron Holiday Hack

description

We love hacking at Iron.io. So much so that we do it even on vacation. In the spirit of the season, Iron is hosting a hackathon to bring a small bit of joy to others while honing your programming skills.

All we ask of you is to build something useful, beautiful, informative, or just plain cool. You don’t need a business plan or a ridiculously fancy app to wow us. In fact we encourage you to take a risk and go outside your comfort zone! Pick a new technology to learn, build something for a friend or fellow developers, practice your test driven development, or hack on a passion of yours.

prizes

First:
- Lunch with the Iron.io team
- Quadrocopter
- Iron.io Hoodie
- 1 year of Small account @ Github

Second:
- Drinks (or coffee) with the Iron.io team
- Sphero (SendGrid)
- Iron.io Hoodie
- 1 year of Micro account @ Github

Third:
- Raspberry Pi
- Iron.io Hoodie
- 6 months of Micro account @ Github

Remaining submissions: Iron.io and partner swag!

Best tweet (use #IronHack): TBD

rules

  1. Team Size & Location
    Teams of up to 3 humans, located anywhere on Earth, are allowed but you are allowed to use as many IronWorkers as you like.

  2. Fresh Code
    Use of libraries, packages, gems, and plugins is acceptable but the core functionality must be written by your team. (Bonus points for not homebrewed solutions)

  3. Code Review
    A code overview will be conducted. It’s the holidays… keep the language in your commit messages clean!

  4. Ownership and IP
    Your code, your project, your ideas belong to you.

  5. Submissions
    SUBMIT HERE
    Hacks must be submitted on our hackerleague page found here by 12:00pm PST. That's west coast time. Hack does not need to be hosted but must have clear instructions or example on how to demo it’s functionality.
    A short written description of the project, what your inspiration was, and what technology/learnings did you gain from the hack.
    If you create a web application send us a link.
    If you create a plugin provide clear instructions and example of it’s functionality.
    DO NOT EXPECT US TO CLONE YOUR GIT REPO AND SETUP A DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT TO TEST YOUR APP. “ain’t nobody got time for that!”

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