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Techweek Hackathon: Powered by AngelHack

AngelHack

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

Techweek Hackathon: Powered by AngelHack

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Techweek Hackathon: Powered by AngelHack

 

Grand Prize

Acceptance into Spring 2014 HACKcelerator program

HACKcelerator is a global pre-accelerator program designed to help top hackathon teams turn their hacks into market ready products. If you win AngelHack you win our full support for whatever product you'd like to have us help you develop. You're in. We'll provide you the platform for connecting with amazing mentors and a series of events in Silicon Valley to connect with investors and media. This will be your shot at glory. Learn more on HACKcelerator program here.

Hackathon winners are eligible to receive free hosting and other discounts from Rackspace® (NYSE: RAX), the global leader in hybrid cloud and founder of OpenStack®.  The prize package includes the following:

  • Rackspace — $2,000 per month in hosting credits for 12 months 
  • Mailgun — $50/month discount for 12 months 
  • ObjectRocket — 20% discount off first shard for 12 months
  • Airbrake — $39/month discount for 3 months 
  • New Relic — Free Standard Account for life
  • CloudPassage — Free Halo Firewall for Rackspace Cloud
  • Load Impact — 100 free test credits ($299 value)
  • Dome9 — Free access to Lite Cloud edition plus 30-day unlimited trail of all features in Paid Plans 
Rackspace offers the most flexible hosting infrastructure in the world, as customers can choose from public cloud, private cloud, dedicated gear or a combination of all three.  This ensures that customers can select the solution that performs best and is most cost effective for their specific requirements.  All Rackspace customers have access to Rackspace's 24/7 Fanatical Support®, including architecture specialists who will assist customers in building their apps to scale properly on the appropriate infrastructure.
 
To apply for the discounts, simply visit rackspacestartups.com.  
 

What should I build?
We want to see new projects that can wow the crowd and have the potential to improve peoples lives. Hacks that people would use, laugh at, and potentially scale.Have fun, try to finish in time, and show us an awesome demo!

Who should attend?
Junior developers looking to improve their skills, senior developers looking to jive with budding members of the community, designers of all skill-sets, and serious entrepreneurs that can add value to teams. Never built on Android or iOS before? Fear not, we'll do our part to have teachers on hand throughout the hackathon to help you get going with these new and needed skills. 

How is it judged?
We're doing things a little different this time. Say goodbye to power-points. That's right, no power-points whatsoever. To present at AngelHack you must DEMO. Period dot the end. And everyone who wants to win AngelHack will have to demo their product for at least 30 seconds. Projects will be judged on a combination of originality, technological difficulty, viability and usefulness. We want to see new ideas, ideas that are useful, ideas that solve big problems, ideas that could potentially make money and ideas that get people excited.

 

Schedule

Friday, June 27th 2014                                        Saturday, June 28th 2014
5:00PM - Registration Opens 12:00AM - Midnight Snack
5:45PM: - Opening Announcements  7:30AM  - Breakfast 
6:00PM - Team Pitches  12PM - Lunch 
6:00PM - Dinner  5PM - Coding FREEZE/Judging of demos 
#HACK through the night  6:30PM - Winners announced/Prizeathon! 



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For more info visit our website

Look forward to seeing you there!
- The AngelHack Team

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When & Where


Techweek
7th floor of 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Chicago, IL 60654

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 6:30 PM (CDT)


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Organizer

AngelHack

AngelHack organizes innovation events and hackathons around the world. Our flagship event is the global AngelHack competition, where 10,000+ developers come together for a chance to enter our HACKcelerator program and showcase their work in SIlicon Valley.

We also offer a range of services for enterprise clients to help them with developer relations around the world. Contact partners@angelhack.com if interested in learning more.

In 2013, we organized 100+ hackathons around the world and we're just getting started. Looking forward to seeing you at one of our next events.

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JUDGES AND MENTORS


Larry Kiss
Co-Founder and CTO at SpotHero
Sabeen Ali
Co-Founder & CEO at AngelHack
Ravi Singh
VP of Mobile Engineering MarkITx
Kunal Chopra
Associate at Techstars
Jordan Ho
Digital Strategist at Zocalo Group
Dee Rosales
Marketing developer events for Rackspace

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