XO Group, Inc. is proud to announce Hack Upon a Cause: Powered by XO Group, Inc., a Hackathon with the goal of building sustainable technological solutions to better the lives of women around the world. Together we will be focused for 24 hours building web & mobile apps to help four amazing non profits solve a unique set of real world problems that women and teens encounter both locally and globally every day.
XO Group, Inc. is a global media and technology leader providing young women with the trusted information products and advice they need to guide them through the most transformative events of their lives. Collaborate with developers, designers, entrepreneurs and non-profits to impact the lives of women that need it the most.The participating non-profits include: Step Up Womens Network, Wish Upon A Wedding, New Course, and DayOne.Non-profit organizations: Step Up Women's Network
Wish Upon A Wedding
Wish Upon a Wedding provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation. Our organization was created to celebrate the courage, determination and spirit of these couples by granting their deam wedding wishes. A design hack where you will enter into the XO Hacakthon design contest through 99Designs for free, bring the .PSD's to the event and have devs build their site on your design!
New Course is a small non profit based in Seattle, Washington. We enhance conservation and development outcomes by making sure the links between women, the environment, and poverty are understood and multi-purpose solutions are developed and applied.
HACKcelerator is a global pre-accelerator program designed to help top hackathon teams turn their hacks into market ready products. If you win the Hack Upon a Cause: Powered by XO Group, Inc. Hackathon, 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.
1st Runner Up: $3000
2nd Runner Up: $1500
Firebase will also be awarding 3 months of their Bonfire plan to the best hack built with their API ($447 value)
"Most Helpful Hacker" will be awarded a Microsoft Windows 8 Tablet
|8:00AM - Doors open / setup||8:00AM - Breakfast|
|9:00AM - Doors open to attendees / Breakfast of Champions||12:00PM - Lunch|
|10:00AM - Welcome announcements & NPO's intro/presentations||1:00PM - Hackathon ends / Submission due on hackathon.io|
|11:00AM - Team pitches||2:00PM - Judging / demos being|
|12:00PM - Lunch||4:00PM - Winners announced / Prizathon!|
|1:00PM - Hackathon competition begins|
|7:00PM - Dinner is served|
|Hack through the night!|
Hack Upon a Cause: Powered by XO Group, Inc. is an unparalleled opportunity to make new friends, connect with old ones, eat well, and most importantly, make a difference. There's a nominal $25 registration fee (all proceeds go to charity). Space is limited, so register today!Driving to the event? Find & Reserve Hack Upon a Cause parking with SpotHero. You can reserve your spot via their iPhone/Android mobile app or online at SpotHero.com. Use promo code MYHACK20 at check out and receive $20 of free parking. We will also be having a Pre-Hackathon Meetup, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the amazing non-profits in an educational roundtable and Q&A sessions. It's free and pizza and beer will be provided! We will also be providing promo codes to receive 50% for this hackathon at the meetup. Check out more details here.