CEA Modev Hackathon at CES 2014 - Over $60K up for grabs!

Time to head to Vegas to win big!! 

Welcome to the 2nd annual CEA Modev Hackathon at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. This year, more than 100 of the top hackers in the world will compete for over $60,000 in cash and prizes. Here’s how to get involved:

1. Register for CES REGISTER HERE

2. Fill out the hacker credentials FORM HERE

3. Book your tickets to Vegas and make hotel reservations CES TRAVEL PAGE

Event Details:

Date: Jan 7th,[masked]AM-8PM

Location: Venetian Hotel Vegas – Lando 4301

(CES Registration required to access the hackathon – REGISTER HERE)

• 8:00 AM Doors & team formations

• 9:00 AM Sponsor presentations & prizes

• 10:00 AM Code start

• 6:00 PM Code stop

• 6:15 PM Demos

• 8:00 PM Awards

• 8:30PM After party – location TBD

Featured Prizes & Qualifications:

Sponsor: Travel Channel – best app that compliments, improves or extends the Travel Channel Cities app (iOS, Android)

Travel Channel Cities app: 


 (not yet available on Android)

• Top prize: $5000 Cash + $12000 Belize trip for 2-4 people + GoPro cameras for the team + one hour meeting with the Travel Channel mobile team

• Runner up: $2000 Cash + GoPro cameras for the team

• Third prize: $1000 Cash + GoPro cameras for the team

Sponsor: Samsung Developers – most innovative use of the Samsung Mobile APIs (Gestures, Image Filters or S-Pen)

API: http://samsungdevus.com/developer-resources

• Top prize: Galaxy Note 3s for the team (up to five members) or $5000 cash to the team + access to the VIP Appy Hour following the hackathon + Guest blog at samsungdevus.com + one hour meeting with the Samsung team following the conference

Sponsor: Amazon Web Services – Awarded to the most innovative business model (all platforms)

• Top prize: $3000 in hosting credit

• Runner up: $2000 in hosting credit

• Third place: $1000 in hosting credit

Sponsor: Sony – Best integration with the Sony SmartWatch

SDK: http://developer.sonymobile.com/knowledge-base/sony-add-on-sdk/

• Top prize: Sony xPeria phone + Sony Smartwatch for the winning team (up to four)

Sponsor: PayPal – Best use of PayPal payment APIs

APIs: https://developer.paypal.com/webapps/developer/docs/api/


• Up for grabs: $5000 worth of cash & prizes to the top three teams

Sponsor: Microsoft – Best apps demo’d on Microsoft Windows 8

Get help coding for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 
Windows 8.1 app samples pack 
Free Microsoft Online Training Delivered by Experts 
Learn how to add a cloud-based backend service to an app in minutes using Windows Azure Mobile Services 

• Microsoft gear and Azure credits to the top three teams

Sponsor: CEA/Modev – most innovative use of sponsor APIs (iOS, Android, Windows 8, HTML 5)

• Top prize: $15,000 sponsorship package to ModevEast 2014 + $1500 Cash + One hour app marketing consultation + app featured in Modev newsletter

• Runner up: $1000 Cash + App featured in the Modev newsletter

• Third prize: $500 Cash

• All hackers completing apps will receive an All Access pass to ModevEast 2014 in Washington, DC December, 2014 (approx $500 value)

Event Rules:

• New code – this is about building something that day

• Hack like a true hacker – use any tools, tricks, frameworks you wish to speed things up!

• Hack teams retain IP rights

• Up to five hackers per team, please

• We may review code after the event to ensure all hacks were built on site

• Have fun, this is all about the experience


Travel Channel, Amazon Web Services, Sony, Samsung Developers, Microsoft, Paypal

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  • Jeff

    Do those of you doing the Hackathon at CES already have teams formed? I'm thinking of participating and would love to talk if you are open to having another team member. I also have a few ideas to share if you would like to form a team.

    1 · January 4, 2014

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