Hackathon Agenda: (This is a 48 hour overnight event)
Friday, February 15th
6:00pm-6:30pm: Registration/Networking (Food & drinks will be provided)
6:30pm-7:30pm: Kickoff - Opening announcements, competition criteria, example demos
7:30pm-8:00pm: Pitch Ideas/Form Teams (3-5 minute idea pitches)
8:00pm: Start Hacking!
Saturday, February 16th
8:00am-7:00pm: Open Office Hours w/Mentors - This is an opportunity for the teams to meet with tech/entrepreneurial professionals and get advice on their app ideas for the competition
Sunday, February 17th
8:00am-2:00pm: Open Office Hours w/Mentors - This is an opportunity for the teams to meet with tech/entrepreneurial professionals and get advice on their app ideas for the competition
6:00pm: Dinner & Stop Hacking!
Prizes & Awards:
1st Place: $1000 cash, 1 year Rackspace hosting credit of $2K, 1 year GitHub Silver plan, 3 night hotel stay in Las Vegas, Happy hour party for 25 people at Fado Irish Pub Chicago
2nd Place: $500 cash, 6 month Rackspace hosting credit of $1K, 1 year GitHub Bronze plan, L2O Restaurant VIP Dinner Experience for 4 guests
3rd Place: $250 cash, 6 month Rackspace hosting credit of $500, 6 month GitHub Bronze plan
In-house contest prizes: (Contests TBA at event) AT&T 4G wireless puck, Complimentary hotel stays in Las Vegas, $100 Hailo Taxi cab credit, 1 year GitHub Bronze plan, One in-studio portrait sitting with 11x14 print ($250 value) at Edward Fox Photography
HackMPI is a 48 hour hackathon for the Event & Meetings Industry. This Pre-MPITechCon event will culminate with demos & awards at MPI TechCon on February 19th 2013.
MPI TechCon is a tech conference for the Meeting and Events Industry. HackMPI will be held the weekend before this tech conference in an attempt to create technical solutions to problems faced in this industry. Attendees of MPI TechCon consist of hotel chains, software companies and marketing agencies who are looking for industry related software/app solutions. They purchase these solutions to use, resell or integrate into their own products.
At HackMPI, you will be able to see live demos of examples like Swift Expo and Shortlist to help you get a better understanding of how technology can help these industry professionals. MPI TechCon attendees are also suggesting ideas on what they would like to see created! Check out their ideas here: http://mpitechcon.com/hackmpi-suggestion/ ...or come up with your own ideas!
During the hackathon event you will have opportunities to meet with the judges and mentors to go over your prototypes and ideas and get their professional advice and feedback.
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments, please contact us!
- Must be a functioning prototype of a mobile, web or software application
- Must be relevant to the event and meeting planning industry
- Can not be a direct competitor of sponsors or demos; etouches, SwiftExpo and Shortlist
- Teams must be present at the event for a minimum of 4 hours on Saturday and 4 hours on Sunday
- All team members must join our HackMPI group on CollabFinder HERE
- All code will be owned by developers
HackMPI Judges, Speakers & Mentors:
|Ji Kim Lucas||Robert Meyer||Judi Wunderlich||Jonathan Pasky||Nik Rokop|
|Pete Morano||Kevin Hinton||Char Shada||Matthew Dabney||Kyle Hillman||Nicola Rossetti|
Special thanks to our hackathon Sponsors: