Friday October 21- Sunday, October 23, 2016
St. Louis University's Chaifetz Arena
St. Louis, MO
Specific Start/Finish Times To Be Announced
GlobalHack VI is the first $1 million hackathon for GlobalHack, a St. Louis-based nonprofit focused on building better tech communities through software competitions.
GlobalHack VI will bring software developers, designers, and technologists from all over the world to St. Louis to solve real-world, civic-minded problems over the course of an entire weekend. GlobalHack organizers expect more than 2,500 participants from multiple states and countries to descend upon St. Louis to compete for cash prizes totaling $1 million. Funding will be awarded to the winning teams and used as start-up funds for the top products. In order to be eligible for cash awards, the software created must be open-sourced.
GlobalHack will divide the total prize amount across several tiers, including specific awards for Youth, College, and Professional divisions. With awards totaling $1 million, GlobalHack VI will be one of the largest hackathons in history. Registration for the event will open later this Spring.
Over their past five events, GlobalHack has recruited 728 participants and produced 117 functional prototypes at their hackathons. The organization has awarded $275,000 in cash prizes to for its competitions to date.
GlobalHack Executive Director, Matt Menietti:
“We want to ensure that the prototypes created at our events don’t just sit on a shelf, so we’re providing cash incentives for teams to continue working and implementing their projects after GlobalHack VI is over."