And so it begins.
Another season has come and gone, and with it comes yet another TechCrunch Disrupt NY, complete with Hackathon. Sure, Disrupt doesn’t technically start until Monday, but the Hackathon is the fuel on the fire of the Disruptive flame, and it starts right now.
Of all the Disrupt Hackathons that have ever occurred, this year’s NY Disrupt Hackathon is the biggest we’ve ever had, with over 1,000 hackers piling in to the Manhattan Center in Midtown NYC. But it’s not just attendance that’s up — we have some of the biggest names in tech as API sponsors and cash prizes for the winners that are out of this world.
Here are some of the API sponsors our hackers will be working with: Yammer, Wrigley, Visa, Twilio, Samsung, Pearson, NewAer, Microsoft BizSpark, Microsoft SkyDrive, General Motors, Crunchbase, Appery.io, and AT&T. Most of the prizes come in the form of cash, with some API sponsors handing out up to $5,000.
If you’re chilling here at the Hackathon with us, here are the important deets you need to know for the day:
API Workshop Schedule
- 2:00pm – Facebook
- 2:30pm – Box
- 3:00pm – Evernote
- 3:30pm – Foursquare
- 4:00pm – Amazon Web Services
- 4:30pm – New York Times
- 5:00pm – Microsoft BizSpark
For those of you who are unfortunately not in attendance this morning, make sure to stay tuned to the TechCrunch home page as we’ll be updating with coverage from the Hackathon throughout today and tomorrow.