superb news for all you coders, hackers, developers and creative tech makers — our onsite Hackathon returns to Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on October 2-4. Applications to hack are open now and if you’re selected, you get to flex your powerful coding skills and go head-to-head against some of the world’s best developers to build something unbelievable. Even good, participating in the Hackathon doesn’t cost a thing, so hop to it and
The Hackathon is a grueling, exhilarating, sleep-deprived experience — and a ton of enjoyable. It puts your skills to the experiment, tries your survival and fosters community. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered in terms of food and drink. Pizza, beer and plenty of coffee will assist keep you fueled and focused.
Here’s how the Disrupt SF 2019 Hackathon works. It takes place during the Disrupt conference in a dedicated part of Moscone Convention Center. Only 800 hackers will be accepted to have a day and a half to build projects with sponsored APIs, data sets and other tools.
There will be plenty of sponsors gifting
prizes (often a nice chunk of money) to the teams that best address their precise challenges. On top of that, TechCrunch will medal a $10,000 grand award to the best overall hack project.
What kind of sponsored contests can you expect? We’ll publish this year’s sponsors and contests over the next few weeks, but you can get a concept of what’s coming from the sponsored contests, prizes and winners from last year’s Disrupt SF 2018 Hackathon.
Judging begins on the afternoon of day two. Our experts will review all completed projects in a science fair- style format and specify 10 finalists. On day three, the 10 finalists each have two minutes to pitch their project on the more Crunch level. Check out the entire agenda on the Hackathon website.
After the judges confer, sponsor partners will publish the winner of their precise contests and, finally, TechCrunch will publish one overall Hackathon champion and winner of the $10,000 grand award.
Need more reasons to registerly? This is a superb opportunity to meet and network with your peers, potential partners or employers. Plus, Hackathon participants collect free Innovator passes to Disrupt for that third day. Sweet.
Remember, it won’t cost you anything to registerly to participate in the Hackathon, which takes place at Disrupt San Francisco 2019 on October 2-4 at Moscone North. Don’t miss out on this chance to display your prowess to an international developer community.
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