Developerweek Hackathon this Saturday

The DeveloperWeek Hackathon is this Friday-Saturday-Sunday. What is it is you ask? it’s a 43-hour app-building contest and the official kick-off of DeveloperWeek 2013. 

The purpose of the hackathon is to give developers, designers, and entrepreneurs the chance to pitch app ideas – form teams – build a prototype of their app – and present to our hackathon judges for a chance to be one of the top 5 hackathon winners who get “incubated” during DeveloperWeek.
The judging is from 11:30am – 12:30pm on Sunday. Here’s the rest of the schedule:
As for the hackathon rules
Developers can build any app they want – however they get ‘extra points’ from the judges if their app integrates an external API. That can be anything from google maps or twitter OAuth to one of our sponsor’s API’s!

Here are the rest of the hackathon rules:
  1. You can prepare wireframes, outlines, or notes but you cannot start any of your design or development until Friday February 1st at 6 PM! 
  2. Teams must consist of at least 1 person but at max 5 people 
  3. Your team and your app will be judged based on 3 criteria: 
    1) Are you solving a real problem in an interesting way? 
    2) How well did you present? 
    3) How much progress did you make on your app? 
  4. If you build using a sponsor’s technology then you are also eligible for the sponsor prize! The sponsor prizes are listed here:
The event is sold out, but I may be able to get passes for a few deserving developers. Let me know!

About davenielsen
Head of Ecosystem Programs at Redis Labs; Founder of CloudCamp

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