Hey, you! On the computer! You want fame? You want glory? You want more free pizza than any human should consume in a single night? Come build with us.
We like to start off each of our conferences with a 24-hour hackathon, and we’re continuing that tradition at Disrupt SF in September. It’s going to be crazy.
I know, I know — of course we’d say our event is going to be crazy. But seriously: We’ve had people build everything from zombie-centric music games to knife-wielding robots. We’ve had hackathon projects spin out into full-fledged companies, raise funds, and get acquired for millions of dollars.
Here’s what you need to know:
- As long as you’re building something, participating is free. Interested sponsors, give us a shout.
- After 24 hours of building, hackers present their projects to their peers and a panel of all-star judges (we’ll announce those judges in an upcoming post).
- Every hacker who finishes their project and presents on stage gets a free pass to the entire conference, normally valued at around $2,000. Why? Because you’re awesome and we love you.
- The team behind the best hack of the day takes home a cool $5,000, and the top three teams all get to present their projects to the Disrupt audience. There will also be a bunch of prizes awarded by the Hackathon sponsors — more news on those in a few days.
The Disrupt SF 2013 Hackathon runs September 7 and 8, and we’ve just released the very first batch of tickets. What are you waiting for?
Our sponsors help make Disrupt happen. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team here firstname.lastname@example.org.