X HACKS: Winter 2014
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
** DUE TO UNFORTUNATE CIRCUMSTANCES, WE'RE POSTPONING THIS EVENT TILL 2015**
Thanks for your interest in the X Hacks Winter Hackathon. Stay tuned for more info.
The Xtreme Hackathon is a 48hr event for innovators, designers and entrepreneurs. At the X HACKS people join forces and engage in collaborative computer programming in order to innovate the world of outdoor sports and activities. The goal is to introduce new technologies and concepts that enhance the outdoor experience. X HACKS are themed based on the season of the hackathon. This winter the theme is Winter Sports! You can hack together apps for ski/snowboarding, wearable tech hacks, community and social networking hacks, etc.
At the Xtreme Hackathon you will be able to:
1. Hit The Slopes (For inspiration or testing)
2. Hack away all night
3. Win prizes from our sponsors
We will be posting the prizes soon, lift tickets and for equipment rentals are not included in the general admission. Get the lift tickets or the lift and equipment ticket if you need gear.
IF YOU NEED TRANSPORTATION, you can get Transportation + Lift + Lodging for around $224 directly from Belleayre here:
X Hacks Schedule:
Saturday March 1st
8:00 AM: Doors open
8:15 AM: Breakfast
8:30 AM: Intro and Welcome
9:00 AM: Share you idea, recruit a team! (1 min each)
10:00 AM: Hacking and skiing/boarding begins
1:00 PM: Lunch
1:15 PM: Tutorials on building Stuff
2:30 PM: Workshops by sponsors (optional)
3:00 PM: Workshops by sponsors (optional)
4:00 PM: Workshops by sponsors (optional)
4:00 PM: LIFTS CLOSE
5:00 PM: Dinner
7:00 PM: Snacks
Rest of the night: Hacking
Sunday March 2nd
8:15 AM: Breakfast is served
8:30 AM: Status report
9:00 AM: LIFTS OPEN
10:00 AM: Status update & word from sponsors?
12:00 PM: Finishing touches on hack & presentations
1:00 PM: Lunch
4:00 PM Hack submission closed / LIFTS CLOSE
4:15 PM: Words from X Hacks
4:30 PM: Presentations (3 min each)
5:15 PM: Closing remarks & Drinks
5:30 PM: Winners are announced
X Hacks Rules:
All projects must be programmed at X Hacks. Code must be fresh and not pasted from previous projects. Frameworks (like wordpress, bootstrap, angular js, processing/arduino etc.) or APIs (google,facebook, instagram,foursquare, twitter, etc.) to speed up development are highly encouraged. Make sure you list which frameworks were used. Prior to X Hacks you may work on your logo, wireframes, design, idea validation, mockups, you name it. But no coding beforehand.
2. Code Review
Hacker teams will be subject to a code-review to ensure everything was built at the hackathon.
3. Remember this is a hack!
Feel free to use any frameworks, hosting service, languages, tools, workarounds, tricks or shortcuts you’ve discovered over the years to help you build quicker.
you must have at least one other person in your team to participate, no robots allowed as your only teammate. Ideal team size is 3-4 people. Robots, androids and other “chatarras” can tag along if they really want.
5. What to Build
Execute a unique idea around our theme; community, health, education and business.
6. Intellectual Property
Ownership of I.P. and code belongs to the team that created it. Your team has full ownership of your product and are free to do as they wish with it.
All Submissions will be due 2 Hours before the team demos.
8. Last and Most Important Rule
HAVE FUN! It’s X Hacks! A chance to experiment, collaborate and socialize for the sake of creativity and innovation.