The Disrupt SF 2012 Hackathon Is On Like Donkey Kong

It’s that time of year again. Pencils are being sharpened, school buses are making their rounds, and hackers are coding to their little hearts’ desire. The Disrupt SF Hackathon has officially commenced, with over 400 hackers in attendance and over 35 different API sponsors, including AT&T, Nokia, Locu and Ford.

Each hacker and/or team gets 24 hours to develop and product, hacking through the night until noon tomorrow. You can be assured that Red Bull and beer will be a sizable part of these coders’ nutritional equation.

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We’ve heard some pretty amazing ideas so far, including a potential hacking of the Parrot AR.Drone. I’m personally quite excited about that one.

As you can see in the video, some of our hackers know exactly what they’re going to build, while others are surfing around to join teams, and finding inspiration from our API sponsors.

All in all, we should see some incredible presentations come tomorrow. Each team gets one minute to present on stage in front of thousands of attendees, investors, etc. so the pressure is certainly on.

Both Colleen Taylor and I will be keeping you abreast of the developments, so stay tuned.