THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED to a future date when expected-attendee USC comp sci students are not in the midst of studying for finals. Stay tuned!
Digital LA and Verifico are teaming up to present Hackathon LA! Developers and biz types with ideas will break up into several teams of 3-5 people to work on a biz plan and code a prototype in 24 hours, with judges determining cash and prizes.
Biz types: Come with your business / app / site pitch ($75 registration) Attendees will vote on pitches at the event, and half of pitches will be selected for hack teams to create prototypes (open source).
Developers: Email firstname.lastname@example.org with HACKDEV as the subject and your languages. We will email you a discount code link to register for FREE.
- Friday April 27
6-6:30: Check-in and Networking
6:30-7p: Pitches: Biz types can pitch their ideas (1-2 min each)
7-7:30p: Voting: Developers pick their fave ideas to work on. Half will be selected.
7:30-8p. Pizza Dinner + Form Teams; each team consists of 1-2 biz types and 2-3 developers. Over the next 24 hours, the biz types will work on the PPT investor-style presentation including idea, product, team bios, market opportunity, competitors, and marketing/customer acquisition plan. Developers will code a prototype on an open server. All code created is open to all (not owned by anyone).
8p-midnight: Teams work on Projects
- Saturday April 28.
9a: Doors Open. Breakfast served. Teams Work on Projects.
1-2p. Lunch served. Teams Work on Projects
6p. Dinner served + Code Freeze
8:30-9p. Judges judge.
9p. Winners announced (at nearby bar venue). Judges will determine winners based on viability (30%), technical (30%), creativity (30%) and presentation (10%).
9-11p. Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception (bar TBD).
Team Prizes: $500 first prize. Additional prizes will be awarded depending on number of entrants; additional prizes include sponsor prizes and title prizes for Best Team Name, Best Presentation, etc.
Thanks to our Sponsors:
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CALL FOR SPONSORS: Email email@example.com with HACKATHON as subject. We are looking for sponsors for food, in-kind tech products (keyboard, monitor) and prize money. Sponsors get signage at event, logo placement and company description on event material.