Fame. Riches. A colossal mountain of pizza. A room full of coders who have 24 hours to build the most mind-blowing thing they can.
Sound like your kind of night? Come to the Disrupt SF 2013 Hackathon. We’ve just released another batch of tickets. (The last batch sold out so fast that I thought something technical had gone wrong — it hadn’t. So don’t delay.)
If you’ve never been to one of our hackathons (we tend to throw one on the weekend before each of our biggest conferences), it’s hard to adequately explain what you’re missing. We’ve seen projects of all shapes and sizes, from smart door locks to angry, knife-wielding robots. We’ve had impromptu, 50-person NERF battles break out at 2 a.m. We’ve had projects spin out of the hackathon and go on to be sold for millions.
Plus, everyone who gets on stage and presents a finished project gets into the main Disrupt conference for free! That’s a $2000 ticket, on top of the chance to win some massive prizes. If you’ve got something you’ve been dying to build, you’d be crazy not to build it here.
Here’s what you need to know:
- As long as you’re building something, participating in the Hackathon is free. Interested sponsors, give us a shout.
- After 24 hours of building, hackers present their projects to their peers and a panel of all-star judges (we’ll announce those judges in an upcoming post).
- Every hacker who finishes their project and presents on stage gets a free pass to the entire conference, normally valued at around $2,000. Why? Because you’re awesome and we love you.
- The team behind the best hack of the day takes home a cool $5,000, and the top three teams all get to present their projects to the Disrupt audience. There will also be a bunch of prizes awarded by the Hackathon sponsors — more news on those in a few days.
The Disrupt SF 2013 Hackathon runs September 7 and 8, and we’ve just released the very first batch of tickets. What are you waiting for?
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