hackathon

  • Infected Flight Wins The Disrupt Europe 2014 Hackathon Grand Prize, Appilepsy And Seeusoon Are Runners Up

    Infected Flight Wins The Disrupt Europe 2014 Hackathon Grand Prize, Appilepsy And Seeusoon Are Runners Up

    It doesn’t get more exciting than this. Yesterday, we welcomed hundreds of hackers at Old Billingsgate in London for the Disrupt Europe Hackathon. They all have worked tirelessly for the past 24 hours in an awesome dungeon-like venue to come up with a neat, funny and smart hack. We could all feel the excitement in the air when the 89 teams took the stage to present a short one-minute demo… Read More

  • Newsly Hack Is Tinder For News Articles

    Newsly Hack Is Tinder For News Articles

    Tinder’s interface for quickly filtering people you might like to date from those you definitely don’t is being applied to all sorts of other sorting tasks. We’ve had multiple Tinders for shopping, for instance. And here at the Disrupt Europe 2014 hackathon in London we’ve just seen a Tinder for news stories, called Newsly, presented on stage. Read More

  • Passage at TechCrunch Disrupt: London 2014 Hackathon

    Passage Replaces Your Passwords With Images

    Passage, from the Edinburgh-based team behind Peekabu, replaces your passwords with images. So instead of typing in a password, you simply hold a previously registered image up to your screen — maybe a photo of your family you have on your desk or your driver’s license. The team, which built this service over the course of the last 24 hours during our Disrupt London hackathon… Read More

  • Laplock at TechCrunch Disrupt: London 2014 Hackathon

    With Laplock, You Get A Text Message When Somebody Unplugs Your Laptop

    Fresh off the hackathon dungeon, Laplock is a nifty little app developed at our TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon in London. Martin Saint-Macary and Ivan Maeder worked tirelessly for the past 24 hours to build an easy-to-use software lock for your Mac. Here’s how it works. Read More

  • Midnight Hacking in the Dungeon | Disrupt EU Hackathon

    Pizza, Beer, Glory, And The All-Night London Hackathon

    Here in London, the Disrupt Europe hackathon is racing towards its conclusion, with its participants all prepping their presentations for judging later today. Last night, however, around midnight, fueled by a recent infusion of pizza and beer, TechCrunch went around to ask a few questions and cause a little mayhem. Between a spider robot, far too many blinking lights and house plants… Read More

  • Blitz Lets You Create Shortcuts To Your Favorite iOS Apps

    Blitz Lets You Create Shortcuts To Your Favorite iOS Apps

    Presenting on stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco hackathon this afternoon was the team from an iOS app called Blitz, which aims to offer Notification Screen shortcuts to specific pages and functions within your iOS apps. For example, you could save a shortcut that, when tapped, would launch Google Maps with directions to your home already routed for you. Or you could tap a shortcut… Read More

  • Fantasy Bit League Presents | Disrupt SF 2014 Hackathon

    Fantasy Bit League Wants You To Bet Bitcoin On Football

    On stage this morning at the Disrupt SF 2014 hackathon, Fantasy Bit League pitched its creation: A way to wager bitcoin in your fantasy football league. As it turns out, betting on fantasy football is legal in every state in the U.S. Apparently it’s considered a game of skill, and not chance. Think of it as more like poker than blackjack, if you will. Read More

  • FitLine Monitors Your App Usage Like A Fitness Tracker

    FitLine Monitors Your App Usage Like A Fitness Tracker

    FitLine is an app that collects your web and app usage and presents that data like the fitness tracking apps from Nike or Fitbit. It only collects how much time you’re spending on each activity at a high level, so it won’t know whose pictures you’re looking at on Facebook, just that you’ve had that tab open for 20 minutes. Read More

  • StudySpots Helps Students Escape The Campus Bubble

    StudySpots Helps Students Escape The Campus Bubble

    I wish StudySpots had been around when I was a college student. I’d spend hours hunched over books and my laptop in my dorm room or the same cubicle at the library, accumulating a layer of grime and tears as I crammed for an exam or struggled through a term paper. StudySpots, presented by a team of five young women from Girls Who Code, wants to prevent students from turning into… Read More

  • iBeacon Hack Makes It More Efficient To Wait Tables

    iBeacon Hack Makes It More Efficient To Wait Tables

    Here at the 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt SF hackathon two-man hack team, Ray Ho and Mark Watson, showed off a simple but promising concept that combines $3-a-pop Bluetooth beacons with restaurant software Clover to make the process of waiting on tables more efficient. Read More

  • Watch The Disrupt SF Hackathon Live Stream Right Here!

    Watch The Disrupt SF Hackathon Live Stream Right Here!

    The Hackathon is nearly over, and yet it has only just begun. Hundreds of developers and tinkerers came together yesterday to kick off TC Disrupt SF with a Hackathon. Based on the way it smells here at Pier 48, these folks have worked through the night to build something awesome. Today, the presentations begin. Read More

  • Meet Some Of The Hackers At TechCrunch Disrupt SF

    Meet Some Of The Hackers At TechCrunch Disrupt SF

    They’ve worked through the night and are just about to present on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Meet some of this year’s bleary-eyed (but still enthusiastic) hackers and learn about their projects. Read More

  • Time to Code | Disrupt SF Hackathon

    A Walk Through The Disrupt Hackathon

    It’s still early at the Disrupt Hackathon but that doesn’t mean hackers, programmers, and other cool folks aren’t busy working away. We’ll be posting updates from the floor over the next few hours but until then enjoy this random walk featuring Jon Sheiber and I as we wander the Hackathon crowds. Read More

  • So Many Platforms, So Few Developers

    So Many Platforms, So Few Developers

    As I walked around the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon today, I talked to a lot of vendors who decided to set up tables at the event for one reason: to lure developers to use their APIs and build applications on top of their platforms. In fact, I spoke to almost a dozen vendors including Evernote, Twitter, Microsoft Azure, The Weather Underground, Pearson (the book publisher), GoGo InFlight… Read More

  • TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: Get Your Tickets!

    TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon: Get Your Tickets!

    We’ve got details regarding the upcoming TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon you’ll want to hear. You wouldn’t want to miss out on one of the greatest all-night hacking events on the planet, would you? The Disrupt Hackathon is the all-weekend event that kicks off TechCrunch Disrupt. Starting on Saturday, September 6th at 12:30pm, hackers will have 24-hours(ish) to build a… Read More

  • Vrban Wins The Disrupt NY 2014 Hackathon Grand Prize, Indulge And MixTape Are Runners Up

    Vrban Wins The Disrupt NY 2014 Hackathon Grand Prize, Indulge And MixTape Are Runners Up

    Yesterday, hundreds of hackers convened at the Manhattan Center for the Disrupt NY Hackathon. They have worked tirelessly for the past 24 hours. After a long night, they all took the stage to present a short and sweet one-minute demo to impress our judges and audience of talented hackers. Read More

  • The oRouter Is A Tor-Powered Linux Box That Secures Your Internet Connection

    The oRouter Is A Tor-Powered Linux Box That Secures Your Internet Connection

    Longtime TechCrunch Disrupt NY hackathon participants, Kay Anar and Gilad Shai showed off their hardware hack today called the “oRouter” – a Linux-powered, Raspberry Pi-like computer offering secure Wi-Fi access via the Tor network. The idea is to offer an affordable alternative to downloading the Tor software to your computer, as well as a way to more easily connect to Tor… Read More

  • 3Dioo Hardware Hack Is A DIY Oculus Rift

    3Dioo Hardware Hack Is A DIY Oculus Rift

    It’s always great to see hardware hacks. This one, called 3Dioo, just demoed on stage here at the TechCrunch Disrupt New York 2014 hackathon turns a standard Samsung smartphone into a 3D capture device — and a viewer, when used in conjunction with a couple of hardware add-ons. Read More

  • WhichBeers Wants To Help You Find The Right Beer

    WhichBeers Wants To Help You Find The Right Beer

    At our TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon today, Andrew Kae and Xiaoan Yan presented one of the most useful hacks of the day: a new way to find good beer. Imagine you’re in the store and looking at a giant display case with beers you’ve never heard of. Which one should you buy? WhichBeers uses image recognition and a database of beer reviews to give you a personalized recommendation. Read More

  • Intel Makes Another Acquisition: Hacker League, A Platform For Hackathons, Is Now A Part Of Mashery

    Intel Makes Another Acquisition: Hacker League, A Platform For Hackathons, Is Now A Part Of Mashery

    Intel’s acquisition spree continues apace, with the latest being made to augment one of its other recent acquisitions. It is buying Hacker League, a popular platform for managing hackathons, which will be incorporated with the API management company Mashery (acquired April 2013). The terms of Hacker League deal are not being disclosed but we understand it is for a sum significantly… Read More

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