The TechCrunch Disrupt Europe Hackathon Is Underway!

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A User’s Guide to Disrupt Europe: Berlin

And they’re off! TechCrunch’s first Disrupt Europe Hackathon is officially underway. There are hundreds of registered coders, hackers, and designers. More than $5,000 is on the line and the deadline is tomorrow morning. Plus, Foursquare brought a box of dodgeballs so things will get wild.

Thanks to Daylight Savings time ending in Europe tonight, the attendees get an extra hour of coding, too.

Apps must be submitted and approved by 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The presentations start just a half hour later, and the teams have just 60 seconds to impress a panel of judges. The top three teams get to present their projects again just a few days later — but this time, it’s in front of the massive audience at the main Disrupt conference. And because we like to sneak as many clever people into our conferences as possible, the top 50 teams each get two tickets to the main Disrupt Europe event (valued at nearly €1,000 each).

We’re holding Disrupt in Europe for the first time. Starting Monday, Arena Berlin will play host to dozens of speakers, hundreds of startups and thousands of attendees. Like State-side Disrupt conferences, the show will also include Startup Battlefield in which 15 startups will launch for first time and compete for a giant $50,000 check.

Registration is closed for the Hackathon but tickets are still available for Disrupt Europe.

You can follow and comment on the conference by using the #DisruptBerlin and #HackDisrupt hashtags.

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WiFi Info

SSID: Deutsche Telekom or Deutsche Telekom 2.4
Password: techcrunch


Please note, all times are subject to change. The final awards may be held earlier or later depending on the duration of hack presentations.


Saturday, October 26, 2013

12:30pm – Registration opens, Lunch/Beverages served. Come alone? Use the opportunity to find a team!

1:30pm – Hacking Kickoff

2:00pm – Paymill (Room A)

2:30pm – Box (Room B)

3:00pm – Lufstansa (Room A)

7:00pm – Dinner

Midnight – Food and snacks


Sunday, October 27, 2013

7:00am – Breakfast served

9:30am – Hacking concludes and hacks submitted to wiki. HACKS MUST BE SUBMITTED by 9:30 A.M.

10:00am – General public (friends, family) welcome to enter auditorium to view hackathon presentations

11:00am – Hackathon presentations begin

2:00pm – Hackathon Awards

6-9pm – After-Hackathon Party (Webrazzi)