The DC Tech Hackathon Presented by D&B will feature hundreds of hackers, hustlers and designers gathering to build new apps and companies -- whether for fun, for the prizes or for the opportunity to launch a new startup.
D&B will provide access to its trove of data through their API (http://developer.dnb.com/), as well a suite of partner data sets and API’s. We’re looking for a few great developers and designers to create innovative solutions that help our government prevent fraud and catch bad actors. We'll take over the sweet offices of Microsoft in Chevy Chase, MD for the weekend.
Register today as a Team or Individual to secure your spot! You can build whatever you want - but in order to be eligable for the prize pool you'll need to use at least some D&B data. You can still demo to the judges/audience if you don't :)
[10:00 AM] Coffee, Registration
[11:00 AM] Intro to the DC Tech Hackathon
[11:15 AM] API & Data Lightning Talks
[11:45 AM] Hacker, Hustler, Designer Matching (only if you need additional team members)
[01:00 PM] Hacker cave land grab (go find a breakout room for the weekend) and get started
[07:00 PM] Venue closed for the night
[10:00 AM] Coffee and Bagels
[2:00 PM] Organizers check in on team progress to see who's going to submit to win prizes
[4:00 PM] Prototypes are due for submission to Organizers
[5:00 PM] Live Demos!
[6:00 PM] Judging by Entrepreneur/Investor/Sponsor panel
[6:30 PM] Winners Announced
[7:00 PM] Exit
Paul Singh, Dashboard.io
Eric Koester, Zaarly, Startup Weekend, (Something New Soon!)
Justin Herman, GSA
Steve Davis, SpaceX, Mr. Yogato, Thomas Foolery
Jack Bienko, SBA
Bill Pastro, VP Federal Government Solutions, D&B
Jonathon Perrelli, Managing Director, Fortify Ventures
Ashish Jaiman, Startup Strategy, Microsoft
Anita Griner, Deputy Director for the Center for Program Integrity at CMS
Renny McPherson, Co-Founder, Red Owl Analytics
Ida Wainschel, Director Product Innovation, D&B
Kevin Dexter, Director Product Innovation, D&B
Microsoft has also added a Nokia Lumia 820 ($500 value) to the prize pool
Full Hackathon Contest Rules are here
You can build whatever you want - but in order to be eligable for the prize pool you'll need to use at least some D&B data. You can still demo to the judges/audience if you don't :)
To sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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iStrategyLabs and D&B
For more than 85 years, D&B has been advancing responsible government through informed decision-making. D&B partners with all 15 Cabinet-level departments, most federal agencies and all 50 states to make sense of information to solve complex problems.
We harness the world’s data to provide you independent, historical and forward-looking perspectives. Perspectives that drive efficiency and enable data-driven decisions to protect our nation and our global supply chain, assess threats, reduce fraud, and better understand business partners and their relationships.
The Innovation Lab (iLab) at D&B researches, develops and incubates data driven applications and technology to fuel the future of D&B offerings.
iStrategyLabs is a creative agency that builds online and offline movements that engage communities through creative marketing, experimental uses of social media, and civic innovation programs of all kinds. We’re creative problem solvers and passionate producers capable of building everything from websites, to animated films, to massive festivals.