TwilioCon 2012 Hackathon: Updated Schedule, Hacker League, Judges and Prizes

October 11, 2012
Written by
Meghan Grady
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With TwilioCon quickly approaching, we can hardly contain our excitement for the crazy-awesome hacks and apps you will build at the TwilioCon Hackathon. We’ve given you an overview of the Hackathon and the services that, thanks to our sponsors, will be available for you to integrate with newly released and existing Twilio products. Below you’ll find the nitty-gritty: where to sign up, the schedule, the prizes, and what the judges are looking for.

Get Registered and Ready

When you registered for TwilioCon, you hopefully checked a box that said “I’m coming to the Hackathon”. If not, don’t worry, you can still join us Wednesday, October 17th at 5:45pm in the SF Concourse Exhibition Center. Join a project now or post your own idea on Hacker League.

The Schedule

Wednesday, October 17
5:45pm – Kickoff
6:15pm – Sponsor demos & food
7:30pm – Hacking begins
11:45pm – Hacking closes
12:00am – Demos
12:45am – Awards
1:00am – Go home and rest for Thursday

The Prizes

If you’re into gadgets, gizmos, and sweet swag, you’ve come to the right event. Jeff Lawson, Twilio Co-founder and CEO, Craig Kitterman, Windows Azure Sr. Technical Product Manager, and Patrick McKenzie, Kalzumeus Founder & CEO will be judging the Best Overall Hacks based on creativity, originality, and conceptual and technical merit. Here’s a look at the Grand and Runner Up prize packs.

First Place – Best Overall Hack

One team will be awarded the following First Place prize package:

Second Place – Best Overall Hack

One team will be awarded the following Second Place prize package:

From Our Sponsors for Best Use of their Service:

  • Amazon Web Services – Kindle Paperwhite for each member of the winning team
  • Box – $600 Amazon Gift Card
  • Dropbox – 5 User Teams license (1-Year) + Dropbox gear for the winning team
  • Ducksboard – Android 4.0 Mini PC MK802 for each member of the winning team
  • Mashery –  $400 Amazon gift card
  • SendGrid – $200 Apple gift card to each member of the winning team
  • Singly – $1,000 Amazon Gift Card
  • SoundCloud – Midi Fighter 3D
  • Windows Azure – Jawbone Jambox for each member of the winning team

Register for TwilioCon and join us at the Hackathon! Use the code HACKATHON25 to get 25% off your conference pass.