Thoughts Become Things
Take a second to think about what distinguishes you, as a hacker. Is it your impressive ability to stay (semi) functional for 24 hours on end? Maybe your unmatched ability to maintain a sense of humor, even when the Gods of Code decide to pick on you that day? Or is it your ability to easily process immense amounts of Red Bull?
While all of these things are impressive (seriously, props for the no sleep thing), what really distinguishes you hackers from others, is your unparalleled PASSION for what you do. A passion that is derived from a single feeling, and is guided by your need to see that feeling turn into a thought, the thought turn into an idea, and the idea come to life!
Welcome to the Eighth season of AngelHack, where Thoughts Become Things!
What makes AngelHack the best hackathon series on the planet, nay, the universe?
Well, if you’ve been to any of our events before, then you already know the answer to this. But if you haven’t, here’s a glimpse of why:
-Hundreds of the world’s most talented hackers for you to mingle & work with
-$100,000’s in sponsor prizes
-The opportunity to gain an exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator program for the winners of each hackathon
-Mandatory Demos, code reviews, and banning of slide decks to ensure fairness and equal opportunity
-Games, games, and more games to keep you PUMPED! (Nerf war anyone?)
-Awesome food, and LOTS of it.
-Coding through the night (because you never know when inspiration might strike, right?)
-Sponsor awards, breakout sessions, and post-event parties!
-Swag on swag on swag!
At AngelHack, we believe in generous rewards to those who prove themselves worthy. So each year we team up with our sponsors to bring you the best prizes ever. Drumroll please:
First Prize: An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator Program
Amazon Web Services
Prize: $100 AWS Credits + AWS Technical Training ($600) + $80 credit for self-places labs + 1 month AWS support ($100) for all participants.
Challenge: Build any web or mobile applications, which uses Clusterpoint Cloud as back-end database solution.
Prize: Clusterpoint Global Competition – $10,000 will be awarded to the best team that utilizes the Clusterpoint Cloud as a backend database in their project built during an AngelHack hackathon. Winners will be announced within 1 week after the series end. Additionally, any participant who signs up for Clusterpoint will receive $2500 in Clusterpoint Cloud credits.
Challenge: Build any web, mobile, or IOT application that uses APIs from HP Haven OnDemand. APIs can be accessed via http://hpsw.co/Ms8i3N7 – all developers get a FREE account and API key, plus an increased hackathon quota. The winning app will be judged on the best and most innovative use of the Haven OnDemand APIs. Chaining multiple Haven OnDemand APIs is encouraged for more impressive outcomes.
Prize: GoPro Hero Edition for each member of the winning team with an idolondemand.com account (up to 5x units max per team)
Challenge: Create an app showing innovative use of Bluemix
Prize: Winners will receive access to the IBM Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Start-ups with $12K in Cloud Credit and will be eligible for up to $120,000 of free IBM Cloud credit.
So gear up, hold that thought, and get ready to bring your ‘A’ game hackers! Your hardwork and dedication will not go unrecognized!
Day 1 – Saturday
09:00 AM : Doors Open to Attendees / Breakfast of Champions
10:30 AM : Sponsor Talks and Team Pitches
12:00 PM : Hackathon begins
01:00 PM : Lunch is served
02:00 PM : Sponsor breakout sessions
07:00 PM : Dinner is served..
Hack through the night!
Day 2 – Sunday
08:00 AM : Breakfast
12:00 PM : Lunch
01:00 PM : Hackathon Ends / Submission due on hackathon.io.
02:00 PM : Demos Begin / Demos only / No Slide Decks
(If your demo doesn’t work, take us through the code of
what you did and where you got stuck. It’s about showing what you’ve learned and not about pitching an idea)
6:00PM: Winners are announced / Prizathon!
Congrats and Hell Yeah!
Just one more thing before we let you go; we will be filming and shooting photos at the event to share the good times & innovation with the rest of our community. So by entering the venue, you’re giving us the OK to snap photos of that pretty face of yours and post it on our social media!
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