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12:30pm – Registration opens (come fed or bring a brown bag lunch, beverages served)

Dedicated area for people to network to form hack teams

1:30pm – Hacking Kickoff

2:00 – 6:00pm – API workshops scheduled in 30 minute intervals (To Be Announced)

7:00pm – Dinner

Midnight – Food and snacks

7:00am – Breakfast served

9:30am – Hacking concludes and hacks submitted to wiki

10:00am – General public welcome to enter to attend hackathon presentations

11:00am – Hackathon presentations begin

2:00pm* – Hackathon will conclude with final awards and recognitions will be provided by the judges. *The final awards may be held earlier or later depending on the duration of hack presentations.

- Please note, times are subject to change


Any developer or designer with a ticket is eligible to enter the hackathon.


Participants must create a functioning prototype or MVP of a new product. The idea of the hack can be conceived previously however all code must be completed within the time limits of the event.

Hackathon Sponsors


$24,500 in prizes

Hack Disrupt SF 2014 - 1st Place

Hack Disrupt SF 2014 - Runner Up

Hack Disrupt SF 2014 - Runner Up

Clover Network

The developer who builds the most interesting integration according to our panel of judges gets $5,000 and the opportunity to launch on the Clover Platform.

Best Use of Concur API

Up to $1,000 in Amazon Gift Cards – For an app that demonstrates the best use of Concur APIs; prize distribution is $200 to each winning team member.

Best Use of Concur API + Co-Sponsor API On-stage (3)

Free passes to The Perfect Trip DevCon 2014 ($99 per ticket) – For teams (2 tickets per team) that demonstrate the best of the Concur API + co-sponsor API onstage.

DigitalOcean - Prize 1

TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 1st place winners:
Win an all expenses paid 2 day trip to NYC. Hang out with DigitalOcean Team, meet with the founders and our team leads, ask questions and get coaching.
PARROT AR.DRONE 2.0 for each participating team member
$500 Apple Gift Card for each participating team member
DigitalOcean Love Pack filled with sweatshirts and messenger bags
$10,000 in DigitalOcean Credit

DigitalOcean - Prize 2

TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 2nd place winners:
PARROT AR.DRONE 2.0 for each participating team member
$500 Apple Gift Card for each participating team member
DigitalOcean Love Pack filled with sweatshirts, messenger bags and flasks
$5,000 in DigitalOcean credit

DigitalOcean - Prize 3

TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon 3rd place winners:
PARROT AR.DRONE 2.0 for each participating team member
DigitalOcean Love Pack filled with sweatshirts, messenger bags and flasks
$1,000 in DigitalOcean credit


Win $2500 prize for best use of Esri’s ArcGIS software plus free year one year subscription to ArcGIS Online.


Technology leader Frequentz, is offering up $5000 in prize money for the most innovative app, utilizing Bluemix, to enhance its global tracking and tracing capabilities.


Create a connected home or car application and use the turnkey Golgi SDK to increase app performance by 20X. App can be created prior to hackathon but Golgi implementation must be done onsite.

Intel Mashery (2)

For the best use of Intel Mashery APIs and/or Intel Galileo hardware, each team member (up to 5) will each receive: (1) super hero wearable blanket and (1) Basis Health Tracker smart watch.

Best use of MasterCard API

$400 MasterCard gift card for each team member (up to 4 members) Prize Power-Ups:
+$100 per team member if the Simplify Commerce API is used
+$300 per team member if two MasterCard API services are used

Best use of MasterCard API runner-up

$200 MasterCard gift card for each team member (up to 4 members) -

Best use of Moxtra SDK/APIs (2)

All three winning teams get Mentorship via Moxtra with Subrah Iyer, co-founder of Moxtra and WebEx. All three winning teams get 1 year free unlimited use of Moxtra SDK in their app, if they decide to commercialize the Hackathon app. All three winning teams get cash reward; $1000 for first place and $500 for second and third place


The $500 amazon gift card will be awarded to the team with the best implementation of one or more of Pearson’s APIs.


Best implementation of our APIs wins $2,000

Peel Runner Up

Best implementation of our APIs wins $1,000

Best use of Sabre APIs

Best use of Sinch SDK

Spark (2)

First place gets choice of prize:

Hacker’s Paradise: A $500 gift card courtesy of SparkFun for any and all components and tools you want on their site + a whole bunch of Spark gearor

All of the Smart Home Things: Nest, Fitbit Aria, Lockitron, Dropcam + Powered by Spark products from Lono, CleverPet, Nomiku & of course some Spark gear

Best use of Twitter’s API

Awards include: Secret Prize to be announced at awards, 4 Jambox MInis, 4 iPod Touches & Grab bag for each teammate of Twitter swag

UX Award

UX Award for the Best UX at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon

Versal best gadget

a Chromebook (up to two if you have multiple teammates), plus a $2500 contract to complete the gadget.

Weather Underground

We’re awarding $1,000 cash to the most interesting and best use of weather data in a hack.

Yodlee Interactive

The grand prize winner will also receive Beats by Dre speakers courtesy of Yodlee Interactive, a free mobile app development service from Kinetise & a chance for a spot in our YI Incubator

Best use of the Twilio API

Three Apple Smart Watches

EVO Snap*

Hack and Win! EVO Snap* is giving away a brand new 2014 Honda Metropolitan to the developer who demonstrates the most creative and/or innovate use of the Snap* APIs in their Hackathon creation.

Most innovative use of Braintree / Venmo / PayPal

each member of the winning team will come home with a XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer and accessories.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

HACKERS & DEVS – Tickets are for Developers who wish to participate and work on hack projects to present ONLY. If you are not working on a project please DO NOT register for a Hacker Ticket. Tickets are available on a limited basis.

SPONSORS – There are many ways for companies to partner with the Hackathon. At Disrupt SF, we’ve had sponsored API platforms for hackers to develop on, as well as several amazing contests, with companies offering cash and in-kind prizes. To learn how you can provide support for the developer community, please contact

SPECTATORS may attend the Sunday Hackathon Presentation. Spectator tickets will be made available just before the event.


Stephen Garcia

Stephen Garcia
Stephen Garcia (@sgarciaDev) is Director of Product Innovation at Netflix

Jhimil Jain

Jhimil Jain
Dr. Jhilmil Jain is the Head of Android User Research at Google

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia
Sahil is the founder and CEO of Gumroad

Morgan Missen

Morgan Missen
Morgan Missen is founder of Main

Nicholas Mitrousis

Nicholas Mitrousis
Nicholas is Group Technical Director at AKQA

Judging Criteria

  • Scale of Awesome
    Judges will be focusing on creativity, cleverness, and that deep-down sense of “Whoaaaaaaa“

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