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Yo Hackathon: 2 letters, 2 hours, ready set Yo!

Maya Prohovnik (Betaworks)

Friday, June 27, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Yo Hackathon:  2 letters, 2 hours, ready set Yo!

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Yo! You are invited to the most amazing hackathon since humans learned how to speak. 

That's right. Friday, June 27th from 5:30pm to 10pm is the first ever hackathon hosted by Yo! 

Come use the Yo API and hack away. Just like the Yo app, the hackathon will be concise and remarkably efficient. 

The Details: The Meet & Greet, Q & A, and pitch session will start at 5:30pm at the Runway Incubator.  Make sure to register for a free ticket so that your name will be on the guest list at the door.  

Example of an awesome integration: http://yoequipedefrance.fr/

Node.js website showing live Yos from fans!

Our New API: Participants will then hack for the next two hours integrating with Yo API. Search the web for a cool API and integrate with Yo API to create a Yo service that users can subscribe to and get Yo notifications from.


Why Are We Doing This? You will create the most productive and efficient ways to communicate using the Yo API. You will change modern language forever and give new meaning to the word Yo! 

What's At Stake Here? You can earn money and become a legend. After a short presentation from our participants, we will be giving out two awards:

1) The Judges' Award will be voted on by our panel of judges and given to the most innovative and creative Yo service.

2) The Yo Award will be presented a week later to the team that is able to build the biggest subscribers userbase to their Yo service.

Both prizes will be in the form $2,500 for the winners. 


Jared Morgenstern: was the 3rd designer at Facebook. At Facebook for 7 years, he was the creator of virtual gifts, PM of Simplicity, and the PM that launched the like button. He's currently an entrepreneur partner at KPCB and working on a video messenging startup in San Francisco.

Charlie Cheever: was an early engineer at Facebook and the co-founder of Quora. At Facebook, he oversaw the creation of Facebook Connect and the Facebook Platform.

Noah Lichtenstein: is a partner at Cowboy Ventures. He was a founding member of HomeRun, a leading social commerce platform that reached over 100 million consumers at its peak and was acquired by Rearden Commerce. Prior to that, Noah led BD at Climate Corporation (acquired by Monsanto). He is also on the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Bay Area.

Lee Linden: founded mobile commerce startup Karma Science (acquired by Facebook) after co-founding mobile ad firm Tapjoy and helping launch KPCB’s iFund.

Alexander Roche: was a top product designer at Facebook responsible for Facebook’s music integration with Spotify. He is currently working on his next startup - WearToday.


Have questions about Yo Hackathon: 2 letters, 2 hours, ready set Yo!? Contact Maya Prohovnik (Betaworks)

When & Where

Runway Incubator
1355 Market St
San Francisco, CA

Friday, June 27, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

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