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!

Los Angeles Hackathon


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

Hackathon Sponsors


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

Second Place

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.

Third Place

Squarespace premium account to winners.

Special Prize

$500 cloud platform credit from Google.

Special Prize - f6s Gold Card

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Blake Haggerty

Blake Haggerty
Startup and Developer Attractor at Rackspace

Justin Brezhnev

Justin Brezhnev
Hackathon Hacker at Major League Hacking

Philip Woods

Philip Woods
Director of Engineering at Tradesy

Justin Stofle

Justin Stofle
Director of Engineering at Scopely

Judging Criteria

  • 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?

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