Disrupt

  • Hackathon Highlights: Staff Favorites From The Disrupt SF Hackathon

    Hackathon Highlights: Staff Favorites From The Disrupt SF Hackathon

    It’s been nearly 24 hours since the start of the Hackathon and the hax0rs have hax3d. We’ve seen 130 projects pitched in just 60 seconds each, all created in under 24 hours. While all of the projects were wonderful (really — this was perhaps our best Hackathon yet), some of them really struck the right key with the TechCrunch writers in the audience. In no particular order… Read More

  • @shopr Connects Buyers And Sellers On Twitter

    @shopr Connects Buyers And Sellers On Twitter

    Not a day goes by that I don’t see one of the Twitter users I follow Tweet a request for an item, such as last-minute tickets; or post about a newly available item, such as an apartment for rent. As Twitter has become the de-facto broadcast network, part of the content being shared revolves around buying and selling items via users’ social graph. @Shopr, which was developed at… Read More

  • Watch The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Live

    Watch The TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Live

    Hundreds of hackers participated from late last night to early today morning at the fourth annual TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in San Francisco, building in teams and waking up or popping enough coffee and Redbull this am in order to show off their hacks to judges including Salesforce’s VP of Open Cloud Standards Kevin Marks, Betfair’s Vice President of Mobile Engineering Raj… Read More

  • The Hackathon Never Sleeps

    The Hackathon Never Sleeps

    It’s been a solid 12 hours since TechCrunch Hackathon commenced, and things are getting a bit loopy. For the most part, this place is pretty quiet. We have a few sleepers in corners, and just about every cushy object in this building has been occupied. But the vast majority of hackers are wide awake, coding away. And with good reason — $500,000 is at stake, among other awesome prizes. Read More

  • Who Said Hackers Don’t Have Style?

    Who Said Hackers Don’t Have Style?

    Hackers aren’t necessarily known for their sense of fashion. Usually, it’s all about the code. They might as well be wearing jumpsuits — or their birthday suits, for that matter. But here at the Disrupt Hackathon, some of our hackers are trying to prove the world wrong. There is some sartorial splendor afoot, and it’s coming in the form of headwear. That’s right. Read More

  • Hackathon SF 2011 Interviews

    TCTV: Darts, Shower Caps, And Other Sights At The TC Disrupt Hackathon

    We’re back with another look at the TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon, where hundreds of programmers are currently burning the midnight oil as they work to get their projects in demo-ready shape by tomorrow afternoon. This video, which we shot earlier this evening, gives a quick look at what some of the participants are working on, how they’re keeping fueled — and some of… Read More

  • Spotify And Ford Team Together To Showcase The Music Service’s First In-Car Integration

    Spotify And Ford Team Together To Showcase The Music Service’s First In-Car Integration

    Today at the TechCrunch Hackathon, Ford, the second largest automaker in the U.S., teamed with Spotify, the fast-growing Swedish music service that recently arrived in the states, to demonstrate the current opportunities for in-car app innovation as well as the new voice-activated Ford SYNC system. Just to clarify: This isn’t an “official partnership”, it’s just a cool… Read More

  • TCTV: Roaming The Hackathon Hall

    TCTV: Roaming The Hackathon Hall

    We ran through the Hackathon this afternoon, asking folks what they were working on. The results, obviously, were quite varied and very impressive. Our favorites? The dudes working on an air guitar pick for the iPhone and some other cats working on image-based logins and data sharing. It’s a bit on the long side but everyone was quite interesting and, arguably, entertaining. Read More

  • Meet Ten Disrupt Hackathon Hackers

    Meet Ten Disrupt Hackathon Hackers

    Here are ten hackers we met at today’s Disrupt Hackathon. These folks have steeled themselves with snack food and coffee and are hacking away as we speak. Read More

  • The Disrupt Hackathon In San Francisco Has Officially Begun

    The Disrupt Hackathon In San Francisco Has Officially Begun

    Every hacker is different, and that’s exactly what we expect to see when this is all through. Something new, something different — all with the potential to disrupt. So far about half of registrants have made it into the venue, with the rest still signing in. Laptops are already fired up, hackers are putting their heads together, and the energy in the room is palpable. Read More

  • The Disrupt Hackathon Is Powering Up!

    The Disrupt Hackathon Is Powering Up!

    It’s nearly noon and the Disrupt Hackaton Hackers are converging on the Design Center like zombies hunting only one thing: caffeine. We’ll bring you posts from the floor as the festivities start but we thought it would be nice to see the building in its pristine state before countless cups of coffee, pizza rinds, and soda pop cans litter the landscape like the detritus from… Read More

  • Applications For Paul Graham’s Office Hours Close Today. Get Your Applications In Now.

    Applications For Paul Graham’s Office Hours Close Today. Get Your Applications In Now.

    One of the most popular Disrupt sessions is Paul Graham’s Office Hours. (See video below). We are bringing it back to Disrupt SF on Monday, September 12th. If you are attending Disrupt and would like to be considered, be sure you fill out the form below and fill it out soon. Applications are going to close this Saturday, September 10th, at midnight PDT. Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: 4 Free Tickets To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    TechCrunch Giveaway: 4 Free Tickets To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

    Disrupt SF is literally right around the corner. We are kicking things off this weekend with the incredibly popular Hackathon, where we have more contests and prizes than ever before. Disrupt starts on Monday, September 12th, with Reid Hoffman, Tom Conrad, Peter Thiel and Paul Graham kicking things off. This is one event you do not want to miss. Be sure to check out the full agenda. Ticket… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Details!

    TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Details!

    The fourth annual TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon is just around the corner! Spend an intense 24 hours hacking, learning and presenting with the Bay Area’s finest developers.On Sunday morning, you’ll have a chance to demo your hack in front of hundreds of audience members. Our group of select judges will choose several teams to present their hacks on Wednesday in the Hackathon… Read More

  • Disrupt SF 2011: The Full Agenda

    Disrupt SF 2011: The Full Agenda

    In addition to everything else going on at TechCrunch this week, we are also gearing up for Disrupt SF, which starts this weekend with the Hackathon followed by the main three-day event Sept 12-14.  And it’s going to be a doozy.  Right now we expect more than 2,000 attendees (there are still a few tickets left).  We’ll be launching 30 new startups onstage in the Startup… Read More

  • Paul Graham Will Bring Office Hours Back To Disrupt SF, Sign Up Now

    Paul Graham Will Bring Office Hours Back To Disrupt SF, Sign Up Now

    One of the most popular sessions from our last Disrupt conference was Paul Graham’s Office Hours (watch the video below). And next week at Disrupt SF, he will be back giving startups advice onstage. Graham and his partners at Y Combinator are famous for their office hours, where startup founders can ask questions about anything from product design to company strategy. Graham will… Read More

  • Turntable.fm, Scott Cook, and Instagram Will Mix It Up At Disrupt SF

    Turntable.fm, Scott Cook, and Instagram Will Mix It Up At Disrupt SF

    We like to mix things up onstage at Disrupt SF, which is only a month away so get your early bird tickets now. One session I am really excited will be on lean startups with Eric Ries on the day he will release his book, The Lean Startup (you can watch a video I recently did with Ries on the topic). The Lean Startup movement is picking up steam, and not just among startups, so we decided to… Read More

  • DISRUPT Comes to Beijing This Fall. Buy Your Tickets Now!

    DISRUPT Comes to Beijing This Fall. Buy Your Tickets Now!

    We’ve teased you with this news over and over again, but today it becomes official: TechCrunch is coming to China. In late-October we are hosting our first international Disrupt conference ever, and the obvious location was Beijing, the hub of China’s surging entrepreneurial ecosystem. And we’re not stopping there. Read More

  • Let The Games Begin, TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield Applications Are Now Open!

    Let The Games Begin, TechCrunch Disrupt SF Startup Battlefield Applications Are Now Open!

    Now that we’ve finally caught our breath from Disrupt in New York City, it’s time to to bring Disrupt back home to San Francisco.  (We like to keep things moving around here).  To get things rolling, we are accepting applications for startups to launch at the Disrupt Startup Battlefield in San Francisco, September 12-14, 2011.  So what are you waiting for?  Applications for… Read More

  • Favorite Moments From Disrupt NYC Day Three

    Our last day of Disrupt NYC was bittersweet, but we all got to ride a Tesla. Make sure to check out our favorite moments from Day One, Day Two, pictures of the whole event (including the Hackathon, Startup Alley, backstage, and our after parties), and all of the videos we shot while in New York. Looking back, here are some of our favorite moments from our last day of Disrupt in New York City. Read More