The Disrupt SF Hackathon Is Almost Here! More Tickets Available Now


Two. more. weeks.

In just a little over two weeks, our annual Disrupt SF conference is rolling back into town, and with it, one of our legendary Hackathons.

We’ve released most of the Hackathon tickets already, and each batch has gone faster than the last. Here — have another batch.

Never been to one of our Hackathons? Wondering what to expect? Take a few hundred of San Francisco’s finest engineers. Cram them in a big ol’ room for 24 hours. Give’em a mountain of pizza, challenge them to build the craziest thing they can think of, and close the doors. Each year, the results get better and better.

We’ve seen people build everything from dating apps and music games to cell phone controlled, knife-wielding robots. We’ve had founders meet each other here and go on to form companies together. We’ve had hackathon projects spin out into full-fledged companies and be acquired for millions.

That side project you’ve been thinking about for weeks? There’s really no better place in the world to build it than here.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • As long as you’re building something, participating in the Hackathon is free. Interested sponsors, give us a shout.
  • After 24 hours of building, hackers present their projects to their peers and a panel of all-star judges (we’ll announce those judges in an upcoming post).
  • Every hacker who finishes their project and presents onstage gets a free pass to the entire conference, normally valued at around $2,000. Why? Because you’re awesome and we love you.
  • The team behind the best hack of the day takes home a cool $5,000, and the top three teams all get to present their projects to the Disrupt audience. There will also be a bunch of prizes awarded by the Hackathon sponsors — more news on those in a few days.

The Disrupt SF 2013 Hackathon runs from September 7th to the 8th, and we’ve just released a big batch of tickets. Don’t delay, though — these things go fast.

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