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15 08
August 15, 2014
WebGeek Philippines presents the third edition of its Hackathon, DevCup, happening this August 16-17, 2014. For the past two years, DevCup has been constantly garnering overwhelming results, in terms of participants and in terms of apps developed. With 62 teams battling out to create the best apps and with no less than 48 successful apps at the end of the 2-day hackathon. DevCup 2014 will be held at Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall, Meralco Compound, Ortigas; same venue as the last 2 DevCup. To further reinforce our commitment in towards showcasing the Filipino talent in Information Technology, we continuously change our challenges to reflect the current trends. With this we are able to tell the world that we can adapt to new technologies as it happen and be able to use those in developing cutting edge apps. Interested parties may register as individual or up to a maximum of three as a team. Build a web app, mobile app or any software platform and you can also win awesome prizes.
Pasig City Metro Manila Philippines
16 05
May 16, 2014
A trip to San Diego and $25,000 are up for grabs by submitting an app idea in the inaugural Accela Construct App Challenge! Got a killer idea for an app that opens up government data and makes it available to citizens? Or want to build a tool for people and businesses to interact more easily with their local and state governments? Then submit your concept today! Winners will receive cash prizes and a stipend to attend Accela's annual customer event, Accela Engage 2014 in San Diego where you'll have the opportunity to demo your idea in front of city, county and state agencies, partners and other civic-minded developers. Entries must demonstrate usage of the Accela Construct APIs and there's brownie points for anyone who consumes datasets from CivicData.com. Got questions? Contact us at [email protected] Details: We’re interested in fostering civic startups because we’ve seen the impact they can have on engaging citizens, making governments more open and productive, and in spurring the creation of new businesses and economic growth in communities. Accela already works with over 500 agencies in the U.S. to make their delivery of public services more streamlined and efficient. Now we’re looking to partner with app developers to extend that impact even further. Unlike your traditional hackathon, the Accela Construct App Challenge begins with a contest of ideas. All you need to enter is a good app idea (or significant enhancement to an existing app) and to provide the following: A completed online registration form with your contact information, app name and description, description of integration with Accela Construct APIs and/or CivicData and acceptance of terms and conditions A minimum of three key prototype screens for the proposed app (these may be as simple as sketches and wireframes, or as advanced as fully interactive clickable prototypes) Bonus points: 2 - 5 minute video highlighting the civic challenge your app will address and how your app will tackle the problem and improve the experience.
11 07
July 11, 2014
Sharing Economy Challenge Please join us on July 11-12 to design a sharing economy that can close the wealth gap. Impact HUB Berkeley, 2150 Allston Way, Suite 400, Berkeley, CA 94704 This challenge is open to anyone, including business leaders, community organizers, designers, technologists and students, interested in developing a more inclusive and equitable sharing economy. Come learn more about the sharing economy, meet sharing economy leaders and investors, network with others interested in the sharing economy and design solutions. Bring your ideas for using technology and/or business models to create sharing economy solutions to close the wealth gap. Why the Sharing Economy? Numerous studies have shown that the current economic system has created a tremendous wealth gap. In order to create a more sustainable economic system, we need to better align value generated with value received. The sharing economy is a movement toward better aligning value. Within this movement, there continues to be much discussion about the access and equality of sharing economy platforms and business models. Our Challenge During the course of the weekend, we encourage participants to think about how the sharing economy can be truly transformative in the way we align value. We challenge participants to conceptualize, test and rapid prototype sharing economy platforms, online or offline, that align value in a way that significantly addresses the wealth gap. Our two-day challenge includes: Innovation talks from leaders in the sharing economy Collaborative problems solving and team presentations Prizes and other giveaways Food from local vendors Our Schedule Friday, July 11: 6:30pm - Doors Open & Registration 7:00pm - Dinner & Networking 7:30pm - Welcome & Speakers 8:00pm - Pitches Start (Bring Your Ideas) 8:30pm - Teams Form & Begin Working on Solutions 11:00pm - Doors Close Saturday, July 12: 8:00am - Doors Open & Breakfast 10:00am - Call for Help (Mentors Available) 12:00pm - Lunch 2:00pm - Final Pitch Preparation 4:00pm - Team Presentations 5:30pm - Dinner & Judging 6:00pm - Awards, Networking & Wrap-up 7:00pm - Doors Close
Berkeley CA United States
04 09
September 04, 2014
The Challenge Music is becoming more digital every day. And Music Hack Day is the stage to experiment with its changes and develop ideas for the future of music. Join us to reinvent the making, producing, distribution and discussion of and about music. Your ideas will lead the way! The Mission Music Hack Day is a 26-hours event designed to find new ways in reinventing and reengineering music for a digital age. The hackathon will bring together creative developer, designers, musicians and product visionaries. Music Hack Day is the perfect environment to test your idea, find a team to help execute and take the first steps to launch your own project. Join us if you are in individual musician, developer, designer, non-technical or established hackathon team. The Reward The Music Hack Day takes place falling on Berlin Music Week in September. Prizes at international jury and the praise from the startup community and music are waiting. Already got an inspiring idea? Find Further Information and tools on musichackday.de.
Berlin Germany
28 05
May 28, 2014
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) maintains extensive data sets on education from all of the state’s 351 cities and towns and is seeking to spark additional engagement and innovation around its data through the launch of the Mass EduData Challenge- a six week competition aimed at engaging the public in viewing, analyzing, and visualizing Massachusetts educational data to produce new insights, tools, and opportunities to improve outcomes and drive social benefit in the Commonwealth. Visualizations and insights produced through the Mass EduData Challenge hold the potential to impact the awareness and understanding of education data across the Commonwealth, helping to inform and drive decisions around funding, achievement, equity, and future policies. The data is available now and the Mass EduData Challenge will official kick-off on Wednesday, May 28th with a “Team Building & Mentoring Event” hosted at hack/reduce – the Cambridge, MA based community “hackerspace”. At the event, participants will be encouraged to review the data, connect and consult with domain experts, and begin to form both their teams and the foundation for their ideas for eventual submission. The data challenge is designed to encourage participants to choose their own most compelling “lens“ through which to analyze the data, which may include: illustrating relationships involving funding, tests scores, or distribution and predictability of educational outcomes.
Cambridge MA United States
27 07
July 27, 2014
Food+Tech Connect, in partnership with Applegate, Google, Chipotle, Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group and Studio Industries, is bringing restaurant and foodservice rabble-rousers together with tech and design nerds to hack a better future for dining. Over the course of the weekend, chefs, engineers, entrepreneurs, executives, designers and data scientists will prototype open-source software and hardware solutions to industry-wide challenges. Learn more about the challenges here: Google, Chipotle, Applegate, & B&B This isn't your typical hackathon Food presents some of the most dauntingly complex problems around, and no good solution can be designed without a careful understanding of the users and interconnected systems. Hack//Dining is about creating real solutions, not just nifty apps. So we're collaborating with our partners to identify some industry-wide challenges. And to help participants attack problems smarter and faster, we're working with Studio Industries to create a new hackathon model called Design Hacking
New York NY United States
27 07
July 27, 2014
Startup Weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities. Come share ideas, form teams, and launch startups. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.
Denver CO United States
17 10
October 17, 2014
The LeadingAge HackFest is a 2-day event that challenges teams of 4-6 participants to “Engage with Age” by creating a technology-driven tool aimed at improving the lives of older adults and their families. Tools may include software applications, websites, interactive online experiences, or devices. The LeadingAge HackFest will take place at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel, October 18-20, 2014, in conjunction with the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo. We invite you to apply to be part of this exciting event where you will meet students and professionals from around the country and where you will expand your network in the field of aging services. Following the LeadingAge HackFest, all teams will present their completed tools at the LeadingAge Expo on Monday, October 20, 2014, to over 8,000 attendees. You can apply to participate as an individual or as a team. Teams: A team has a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 6 participants. You must be 18 years of age to participate. If you are registering as a TEAM, the team leader should register first under create a team. All other participants on the team are invited by the team lead via the registration system. Other team members should register under join a team and include the team name established by the lead. We strongly urge you to incorporate a variety of skills in your team, such as gerontologists, marketers, business, clinicians, physicians, etc. If at any time you need to make changes to your team, please use the manage my team link. Individuals: If you are applying as an INDIVIDUAL or if you are a group with less than 4 people, please apply as individuals and be sure to tell us on your application the names of who you would like to be teamed with. We cannot guarantee all requests, but we will do our best. Not every team or individual that applies will be accepted.
Nashville TN United States
03 08
August 03, 2014
We'll be running Friday, August 1st to Sunday, August 3rd: • Friday 5PM to 10PM • Saturday 9AM to 10PM • Sunday 9AM to 5PM There will probably be some talks Saturday afternoon. Although the hackathon won't officially kick off until 5:00pm on Friday, you are welcome to arrive Friday morning if it makes for easier travel. The hackathon itself is in the atrium of Building 46, on the third floor; it is right across the street from the MIT Stata Center. Pick out a couple of projects to work on and familiarize yourself with them, or bring your own project(s) to work on If you plan to work on your own project, be sure to list it on the projects page and set up a public repository if you don't already have one, so that other people can help hack on your project. Install an up to date Haskell toolchain: at least ghc and cabal-install. If you don't already have these installed (or need to install from scratch on the laptop you're bringing), the easiest way is probably to install the Haskell Platform. You do not have to bring a project or a plan for what to hack on, but it helps.
Cambridge Massachusetts United States
26 07
July 26, 2014
Join Brand Knew as we host developers, designers, marketers and product managers in an intensive collaboration to produce impactful technology solutions for non-profit organizations. On July 26th, teams will have 24 hours to identify, solve and present a solution for one social problem defined and submitted by a curated list of leading non-profits. Come alone or join a team of other like-minded individuals during an exciting and impactful 24 hours towards making a real difference. After a casual mixer to kick-off the event, teams will go through a “draft” style selection to pick the problems they’ll be addressing.
Santa Monica CA United States