Want to build awesome interactive web apps? Well, here’s your shot! On Saturday, February 23rd, the second ever GoInstant Hackathon will be going down at our fancy new offices on Barrington Street, and it’s all about the nodes. Node.js, that is. You can win sweet prizes, get lots of high fives, and consume free pizza and beer - all for free.
If you’re a dev who uses or wants to learn more about node.js, this is the Hackathon for you. And if you’re a web designer who has great ideas for web apps, then get on board. This day will be all about building beautiful and amazing things.
Intro: 11:00-11:30AM. Our superwizard CTO Gavin Uhma will talk a little bit about GoInstant and the tech that makes it run - like node.js.
Pitch: 11:30AM-12:00PM. You don’t need to pitch a million dollar idea (though that’s pretty cool too), and you don't need to pitch an idea at all. We just want to see the best, craziest, most awesome web app you can make with limited time and resources, and this is where you’ll sell the other devs on your vision.
Get a team: 12:00-12:30PM. We'll put the pitches up on the wall, and participants will have a chance to put their names down for the ones they're most interested in.
Lunch: 12:30-1:00PM. Everyone has to eat, so sit down with your new pals and enjoy a sandwich.
Hack: 1:00-9:00PM. After pitching your web app idea, you’ll have around 8 hours to build a web-based app to do whatever you want it to. A little after 5PM, we’ll break for free pizza.
Presentations and awards: 9:30-10:00PM. Tell us what you made! After some deliberations, we’ll be giving out prizes to our winners. As if that’s not enough, there’ll be free beer too. And did I mention that the whole day is free to all comers?
So what are you waiting for? Sign up below, and share the link with your friends. You want enough people on your team to build something really impressive, don't you? So round up every single coding ninja, dev rockstar, and design superhero you know. Let’s make this a Nodefest to remember.
Want to see what it looked like last time? Just check out the video!
When & Where
GoInstant is a startup based in Halifax, Nova Scotia that was acquired by Salesforce in September 2011. GoInstant is working on technology to make the web a shared space, where two or more people are able to interact on a website or web application in real-time.