Early Registration ends October 30th
1st Place: $1,000
2nd Place: $500
3rd Place: $250
PRIZES. ALL WINNERS ARE SUBJECT TO VERIFICATION BY THE SPONSOR, WHOSE DECISION (IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION) IS FINAL AND BINDING IN ALL MATTERS RELATED TO THE CONTEST.
Drag & flick the time line
Kick Off Party
@ Palm Beach Tech Space
Check in and discover the projects you’ll work on!
Breakfast and Signin
@ Science Center
Check in for the day and get some breakfast
Welcome & Introduction
@ SFSC Auditorium
Hear a quick introduction and prep for the event.
Get your Hack on
@ Your Desks
The event BEGINS!!
@ Patio & Desks
You’ll be hungry at this point, so we brought pizza!
End of Day 1
Day 2 Begins
All coding should be complete – They’ll be 30 minutes to save to a repository and/or dev url.
Teams will present projects to audience and judges.
Explore Science Center
As judges deliberate
A special thanks to the sponsors who helped make this possible!
What’s a hachathon?
A hackathon is a multi day event (typically 48 hours) where participants form teams, vet ideas, create a project, then present their work to a panel of judges. The teams with the best projects typically walk away with a combination of prizes.
What’s different about it, what makes it unique?
Our hackathon is intended to combine not only business, design and engineering know how, but also underserved non profit organizations serving our community.
The focus will be solving real problems for specific organizations, expanding beyond hackathon itself. In this way, solutions will be created from the ground up by the community themselves, rather than passed down by some institution.
How does it work?
Participants will be invited from a variety of local communities: technology professionals from local companies, students from local universities, and leaders from the local business community. All meals will be provided with other treats throughout the weekend as well: shirts, snacks, swag bags, and the like.
During registration, people form teams by networking with other participants. Next comes short speeches by the organizers to introduce the challenge and mission, with participants finalizing groups and concepts.
On Sunday, judges privately rate teams based on predetermined guidelines. Finalists are announced Sunday evening and prizes dispersed in the coming days. Select winners will be given a followup opportunity to work with the Palm Beach Tech Association, to further develop their idea.
Why are we doing it?
Foremost, this is an opportunity to empower our local community through technology. Furthermore, this is an opportunity to identify local talent that can continue– this mission in the future, through other non profit organizations and volunteer opportunities.