Our goal is to create and expose opportunities for great developers and startups in New York. We want to help grow the burgeoning NYC tech scene by creating the premier hacking event in the Big Apple. The 24 hour Hackathon will happen the weekend before Disrupt at the gigantic Pier 94.
The Hackathon is free. There will be great food, fast wifi and each presenting team will get tickets to the full conference. Teams will be judged by an audience of tech luminaries. Winners will present on Wednesday, May 25th on the Disrupt main stage. The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon promises to be one of the best attended hacking events of the year—if you’re a developer/hacker/maker this is a do-not-miss opportunity. Last year, GroupMe was born at the Disrupt Hackathon. Will another great startup will emerge from this year’s pack? Will it be yours?
If you’re curious but have never hacked before, here are some reasons to come:
Scratch an itch. There’s so many awesome new technologies out there to explore. Most of developers don’t have the opportunity to fit them into our full-time work. What better way to try something than dive in and make it!
Network. We can’t think of a better place to meet new techies who share your passion. They can help you build something, help you debug something or set the stage for an exciting career change.
Demo or die. It’s exciting and nerve racking to share an idea with others. Time to get off the couch and find out if that garage project has legs. Get on stage and demo your hack to a roomfull of folks interested in hearing from you. Maybe someone will reach out and help you take it to the next level—it’s happened before!
Win a prize. There will be a host of prizes. Many of our sponsors will be giving away their own awards. In addition, any team that demos on stage on Sunday will get 2 tickets to the Disrupt Conference. Finally, the judges’ favorite hack wins a chance to demo on stage on Wed in front of ,ore than 1,000 conference goers and judges.
Grow the NYC tech community. We’re really excited to give hackers a platform to do their thing and shine. If you aren’t hacking but wanna show your love, please come Sunday, May 22nd at 11am when we kickoff the demos. Everyone is welcome!
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