Presenting sponsor of the Hackathon, General Assembly will host a 24-hour hackathon - join developers and hackers for an all-day frenzy of fun, camaraderie and coding. At the end, each team will have created an entirely new application that they will showcase to a panel of judges in the hopes of being crowned the winners!
Presenting Sponsor - General Assembly
Supporting Sponsors - Rackspace, ChallengePost, F6S, Uber and Sinch
Friday, November 21st
6 PM - 6:30 PM - Arrival and Registration
6:30 PM - 9 PM - API Workshops, open to the public
9 PM - Midnight - Hackathon
Saturday, November 22nd
Midnight - 5 PM - Hackathon
5 PM - 7 PM - Demos and Awards, open to the public
7 PM - 9 PM - Closing Party, open to the public
** Techweek invites all hackathon registrants to our Techweek LA events throughout the week. You will receive a registration code in the confirmation email from ChallengePost **
Information on Developer Tools and APIs:
Teams can consists of only one person but not more than five.
- What to create: functioning software application; demonstration video; screenshots
- Platforms: iOS; Android; Mobile Web; Web; Mac Desktop; Windows Desktop
First Place - Rackspace Prize Package
Rackspace — $2,000 per month in hosting credits for 12 months
Mailgun — $50/month discount for 12 months
ObjectRocket — 20% discount off first shard for 12 months
Airbrake — $39/month discount for 3 months
New Relic — Free Standard Account for life
CloudPassage — Free Halo Firewall for Rackspace Cloud
Load Impact — 100 free test credits ($299 value)
Dome9 — Free access to Lite Cloud edition plus 30-day unlimited trail of all features in Paid Plans
Two American Airlines flights anywhere in the US and 5 Summit Passes from Techweek.
$150 for General Assembly classes and workshops.
Special Prize - Best Use of Sinch SDK - $500 courtesy of Sinch
Total dollar amount goes to winning team.
Squarespace premium account to winners.
$500 cloud platform credit from Google.
Special Prize - f6s Gold Card
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Startup and Developer Attractor at Rackspace
Hackathon Hacker at Major League Hacking
Director of Engineering at Tradesy
Director of Engineering at Scopely
Are you solving a real problem in an interesting way?
You are not required to explain how your app makes money, unless that is part of the problem you solve.
How well did you present?
How much progress did you make on your application?