hackathon

  • 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