Join our event partner MoDevDC compete for over $12,000 in prizes after the MoDevTablet Conference for an exciting Hackathon at Microsoft's Chevy Chase headquarters. Trust me, you will want to attend, just for the experience alone. 2 of our members, who actually are active in both groups, won 1st and 2nd place last year.
If you want to have a special Academy Zone Night Shift series of sessions prior to this event to network, idealize and form teams, let us know. We can also bring in experts to discuss some of the tools native and cross platform alike you may use to compete. Also we can practice UI/UX design leveraging mockup and wireframe tools prior to the event.
Are you ready to compete for over $12,000 in prizes? It's simple. Come spend a Saturday building the next awesome app by yourself or with a fun group of people and take a shot at many prizes awesome up for grabs. If you're not on a team already, we'll put you on one. Not a developer? No problem, teams need designers, marketers and program managers to help craft the next great thing. Come one, come all!
Sponsors, prizes and qualifications list:
Microsoft: 3 Samsung Series 7 Tablets + $500 cash to the three top Windows 8 apps - $1700 value each - developers are required to develop using Windows 8 platform.
Adobe: Two copies of Master Suite 6 - $2500 value each - Best design award and best overall
App47: $500 cash - Best team as determined by a developers survey conducted by App47
O'Reilly: 20 hard copy books - $600 value + a free eBook to every hacker!
App Developers Alliance: $500 cash - award qualifications TBD
MoDev: MoDevEast workshop passes: $1200 value - One pass each to the top team
Blackberry: Two Playbooks - Given to the first two developer who signup for the Blackberry developers program
Appcelerator: $500 1st place, $250 2nd, $150, 3rd - Given to the top three apps that utilize the Appcelerator platform for development.
Check back for more prizes!
8:30am - check in and continental breakfast
9-10am - rules, APIs, team assignments and prizes presented
12-1pm: Lunch brought in
4pm - happy hour - beer & snacks
6pm - code stop & demos
7pm - awards
8pm - adjourn
Thanks to our hackathon prize sponsors!