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The DeveloperWeek Hackathon is a 43-hour app-building contest in downtown San Francisco from Friday February 1st until Sunday February 3rd - and is also the official kick-off of DeveloperWeek 2013! The purpose of the hackathon is to give developers, designers, and entrepreneurs the chance to pitch app ideas - form teams - build a prototype of their app - and present to our hackathon judges for a chance to be one of the top 5 hackathon winners who get "incubated" during DeveloperWeek.
The DeveloperWeek hackathon is unlike any other SF hackathon because the top 5 hackathon winners will get 4 days of coaching, 4 days of legal and design services, and free tech tools to help 'incubate' their app into a viable startup company by the last day of DeveloperWeek. These 5 hackathon winners then compete again on-stage on Wednesday, February 6th of DeveloperWeek so our community can help launch your startup!
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Here are the hackathon rules:
1- You can prepare wireframes, outlines, or notes but you cannot start any of your design or development until Friday February 1st at 6 PM!
2- Teams must consist of at least 1 person but at max 5 people
3- Your team and your app will be judged based on 4 criteria: 1) Are you solving a real problem in an interesting way? 2) How well did you present? 3) How well did you demonstrate your application functionality / prototype? 4) How innovative is your use of 3rd party API's?
4- If you build using a sponsor's technology then you are also eligible for the sponsor prize!