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

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Time to head to Vegas to win big!!

Welcome to the 2nd annual CEA Modev Hackathon at the 2014 International CES (http://www.cesweb.org/Home.aspx) 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 (https://ces.itnint.com/2014/regonline/RegLogin.aspx?pcode=LC10)

2. Fill out the hacker credentials FORM HERE (http://bit.ly/ceamodev14)

3. Book your tickets to Vegas and make hotel reservations CES TRAVEL PAGE (http://www.cesweb.org/Hotel-Travel.aspx)

Event Details:

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

Location: Venetian Hotel Vegas – Lando 4301

(CES Registration required to access the hackathon – REGISTER HERE (https://ces.itnint.com/2014/regonline/RegLogin.aspx?pcode=LC10))

• 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:

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

Travel Channel Cities app:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/travel-channel-cities/id503889626?mt=8

(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

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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

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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

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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)

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Sponsor: PayPal – Best use of PayPal payment APIs

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

https://github.com/paypal

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

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

Get help coding for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 (http://aka.ms/Win8AppBuilder)
Windows 8.1 app samples pack (http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsapps/Windows-8-Modern-Style-App-Samples)
Free Microsoft Online Training Delivered by Experts (http://aka.ms/MVATraining)
Learn how to add a cloud-based backend service to an app in minutes using Windows Azure Mobile Services (http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/develop/mobile/tutorials/get-started/)

• Microsoft gear and Azure credits to the top three teams

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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

Sponsors

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

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