We’re excited to be hosting this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon. We’re less than a week away from the main event and are giddy with excitement.
Throughout the week, we’ll be releasing information about the event, and we figured where better to start than with details about spectator tickets, our sponsors and their awesome prizes.
The last round of tickets for hackathon participants is available now, so go quick and get registered.
Today, we’re releasing spectator tickets for the Sunday event. Much as the name suggests, these are for those who aren’t hacking but want to see the the hacks and the winners. You can register for a spectator ticket here.
We are happy to announce the following hackathon sponsors:
.CLUB Domains, LLC
.CLUB is a new top level domain that is the perfect web address for your membership or subscription based startup. If your hackathon project is about building a community of members around a passion, product or service, there’s no better URL than YourName.club.
.CLUB is offering every Disrupt Hackathon participant a FREE* .CLUB domain name from Domain.com. Just stop by the .CLUB table to get yours. Plus, if you choose to use a .CLUB domain name for your Hackathon entry, you may have a chance to win a $5,000 cash prize for the best hackathon business in the .CLUB.
The winning entrant – best project/use of a .CLUB name – will get $5,000 CASH from .CLUB. A second prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best .CLUB name (even if the project doesn’t quite rock…)
*Subject to name availability, first year free.
The CircleCI team will reward the team with their favorite demo with $1000 Apple gift card. All you need to do to be eligible is create an account on CircleCI and perform at least one build. Be sure to include your team’s GitHub usernames with your project submission. You can build any project to be eligible, but extra points may be awarded for using CircleCI extensively for your hackathon project.
The Yammer Platform team will be giving away (4) Xbox Ones – Master Chief Collection Bundle, a total value of $1400, to the team that builds an the most creative and useful integration using the Yammer API.
Best use of Magnet Message SDKs wins $3,000 cash and a private coaching session with Andreessen Horowitz on “How to Pitch Your Business Idea to a VC.”
- 1st place prize: $3,000 + private coaching session with an Andreessen Horowitz partner on “How to Pitch Your Business Idea to a VC”
- 2nd place prize: $1,500
- 3rd place prize: $500
Magnet Message is a mobile communication framework that lets you easily add personalized interactions, messaging and chat to your app. Magnet Message has the APIs and features you need to add 1-to-1 and 1-to-many chat, public forums, private discussions, content feeds, and so much more. The code is free to download and Apache open source. It includes a ready-to-run server and native mobile SDKs for iOS and Android. To keep things simple for his challenge, you can use our cloud hosted Sandbox.
Learn more about Magnet Message and getting started.
Build a multimedia rich IOT application with the DragonBoard™ 410c, featuring Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 410 processor. There’ll be 3 prizes for teams that make the most of the multimedia capabilities, which include PC-class graphics support, 1080p HD video playback and capture with H.264 (AVC) and advanced image processing:
- 1st place – $3,000
- 2nd place – $1,500
- 3rd place – $500
Zalando.com is Europe’s leading online fashion platform – a publicly traded company operating in 15 markets with more than 16 million active customers.
Use Zalando’s public Fashion Feed API to create entirely new personalized fashion experiences based on:
- More than 150.000 fashion articles with detailed product information (attributes, categories etc.)
- Possibility to like and dislike fashion articles
- Possibility to like and dislike fashion brands
We will judge submissions based on innovation, intuitiveness and the ability to bring something unique that creates a wonderfully personalised fashion experience for the user.
We are offering the chance to win amazing cash prizes:
- 1st Place $3000
- 2nd Place $1500
- 3rd Place $500
Weather drives decisions, weather drives daily habits, and weather drives lives. We are awarding $1000 in Amazon gift cards to the team that has the most interesting use of The WeatherAPI. We want to see weather data applied in new and creative ways for how people not only live their lives, but improve them.
Ford Motor Company
Are you developing for wearables? Just like everyone else? C’mon that’s too easy. Challenge yourself on something bigger…like a car!
Join the FordDev team at the Disrupt SF hackathon and build a Driveable with SYNC AppLink. Use real time vehicle data such as GPS, Fuel Level, Oil Life, and Seat Belts Status to create an app with cool features that take advantage of the all new SYNC 3 system. The best at integrating SYNC 3’s capacitive touchscreen, improved voice recognition, and image display capabilities could win a 2 year lease on a SYNC 3 equipped Ford vehicle or a trip to Las Vegas for the 2016 CES to showcase their app on stage with Ford.
MasterCard Developer Zone
Build the apps you will take with you on your next vacation leveraging MasterCard Developer Zone APIs.
Our prize is a Club Sportiva Exotic Car Tour for a maximum of 5 people. https://www.clubsportiva.com/experiences/exotic-car-tour
✩AbbVie Health Hack
Create a health technology innovation by building a prototype or proof of concept for one of the following:
- A wearable to monitor people suffering from neurological diseases
- A gamified patient experience to empower people living with chronic conditions
- A platform that integrates a variety of health-related data sources to rapidly identify emerging research or novel treatments
Developer(s) and teams can win 1st place – $3,000, 2nd place – $1,500 and 3rd place – $500
The Sunshine Act requires AbbVie to track payments and transfers of value made to certain healthcare professionals (HCPs) and teaching hospitals. If you win the Abbvie Health Hack and are an HCP, you will be asked to provide more information. Additional info can be found http://www.abbvie.com/responsibility/sunshine/home.html
Clover Network, Inc
This prize will be awarded to the hacker who builds the most creative or interesting use of Clover’s APIs. Clover is a point of sale platform with a complete App Market. Our extensive documentation is here: https://www.clover.com/developers.
To get an idea of what other developers have written and to get ideas, visit our App Market: https://www.clover.com/appmarket
Have a great idea on how you can build with Watson? Exercise your skills and creativity by creating a cognitive app using Watson on Bluemix. Leverage the latest in self-learning technology and get the chance to win a GoPro!!
Participate in the IBM Watson and Bluemix category to:
• Get hands-on with Watson capabilities;
• Develop an app powered by artificial intelligence;
• Give your hack team a competitive advantage;
• Increase your chances of ending up on the winners’ stage
- Using Outlook REST APIs
- Or build an Outlook add-in
- User value. Submissions, which solve big problems will be ranked highest. Bonus points for Outlook.com consumer scenarios.
- Feasibility. The more feasible the solution is to deploy to users, the better.
- Use of Outlook platform. Submissions which heavily use REST APIs, or build an add-in will be considered top for this category.
- Using Office 365 REST APIs (excluding Mail/Calendar/Contacts)
- Or by building an Office add-in for Word/PowerPoint/Excel
- User value. Submissions, which solve the biggest user problems will be ranked highest in this category.
- Feasibility. In this category, the more applicable the solution is to the widest variety of users the higher it will be ranked.