The Hackathon Is Almost Here. Come Root For Your Favorite Hackers This Sunday!

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The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon is taking place in NYC this weekend and is shaping up to be our biggest and best yet. We’ll be hosting hundreds of hackers all weekend long. Come hang out with them, or watch their presentations in person at Pier94 in NYC on Sunday, May 22nd starting at 10:30 am! We’re thrilled to have Bradley Horowitz (Google), Amanda Peyton (MessageParty), Jeff Clavier (SoftTech), Christopher Poole (Canvas) and more helping us judge the event.  

Over twice the number of hackers as last year have signed up to spend the weekend prototyping new products so they can blow you away. Due to the overwhelming demand we have had to close the hacker signup form. However, if you’re a potential hacker who didn’t get a confirmation email from us and still want to hack with us this weekend just show up at Pier94 on Saturday, May 21st starting at 12:30 pm. There’s limited availability for walkup signups but we’ll do our absolute best to make sure you get in. Or you can just come to the Sunday Demos and watch the awesomeness.

Hackathon Logistics
Pier 94
Registration opens 12:30 (come fed or bring your own lunch)
Hacking opens 1:30 pm (dinner, midnight snacks, sugar and caffeine will abound)
API workshops from facebook, twitter, foursquare and others throughout the afernoon – early evening
Hacking closes 9:30 am Sunday
Hackathon presentations 10:30  am – 3 pm (Open to the community, no registration required)
Quick stats
• Hit total registered NYC 2010 numbers in 12 hours (250)
• Hit total SF registered in 24 (350)
• Over 500 hackers currently registered to participate.
We hope to be able to accommodate another 100-150 hackers with onsite registration Saturday.  Please come right @ 12:30 for onsite registration.  We’ll take as many as capacity permits.

The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon is being organized by Tarikh Korula and Daniel Raffel on behalf of TechCrunch.

Photo credit: Flickr/eva meszaros