Get ready! NYC BigApps is hosting a mega-hackathon, taking over two floors of the Huffington Post for teams competing in two competition tracks: Healthy Living and Lifelong Learning.
The NYC BigApps Healthy Living + Lifelong Learning Hackathon will feature $10,000 in cash prizes for winning teams that participate and demo apps that help:
a) New Yorkers to eat better, get in shape, live healthier lifestyles, and access healthcare resources
b) People of all ages connect to NYC's diverse learning opportunities and educational resources
- Liz Danzico, Co-founder and chair of the School of Visual Arts' Interaction Design Program
- Anuj Desai, VP of Market Development at NY eHealth
- Romke de Haan, Founder of Spreenkler Agency
- Elizabeth McNamee, Education Program Officer at Robin Hood Foundation
- McKenna Moreau, Executive Director of Coatue Foundation
- Tobias Peggs, CEO of Aviary.com
- Brad Weinberg, MD, Co-founder of Blueprint Health
- George Weiner, Founder of Whole Whale and former CTO of DoSomething.org
This hackathon will also feature an extensive list of expert designers, programmers, and issue advisors who will be available to help you build your apps. Get all your Healthy Living and Lifelong Learning questions answered! Then, enter NYC BigApps 2013 for a chance to win up to $55,000!!
Saturday, May 4th
9:30am - Doors open, registration and breakfast
10:00am - Introduction to the hackathon and participants. Keynote talks by John Pavley, CTO of Huffington Post; Brandon Diamond, Andrew Sass, and Matt Conlen, members of the Huffington Post Labs team; and Hsing Wei, Head Tinkerist at Pixelated Learning and Adjunct Professor at Parsons School for Design.
11:00am - 6:00pm - Hacking!
12:30pm - Lunch
5:00pm - Dinner
6:00pm - 7:00pm - Happy Hour and socializaing
Sunday, May 5th
9:30am - Registration and breakfast
10:00am - 3:30pm - Hacking!
3:30pm - Submissions Due!
3:45pm - 5:00pm - Hackathon Demos
5:30pm - 6:30pm - Winners announced + dinner and party!
Special thanks to the Huffington Post for generously hosting and co-organizing this event.
NYC BigApps is the City’s premier open data software competition. Over the last three years of the competition, over 235 free web and mobile applications have been created from over 750 City data sets, winning over $100,000 in prizes. This year we are offering $150,000 in cash prizes and many other exciting changes, including a focus on BigIssues. Read more at NYCBigApps.com