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From Local to Global.
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PayPal Developer has put together some serious partners for the hackathon series: WIP, SoundCloud, APIoMat, OpenBankProject, CloudControl, Wooga, & Uber.
The Marathon Hack: 24 Hours to Change the City
The event is held across two days within a 24 hour battle window.
Mission Day 1: Registration, event scope, team creation, meet judges, planning, commence hack.
Hack, eat, drink, rest, massage, hack. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
Mission Day 2: Hack with zeal (insert your unhealthy food choice here). Judges will be made up of industry code superheroes. Trophy & prize presentations. Commence social media humble brags.
Teams are limited to 4 members. Entrants can develop a team in advance (likely filled with your COD online squad members) or coders can group-up “Warriors” style with other hackers on site.
PayPal gets it right here on a number of accounts: open format, contestants own their hacks, legit prizes, all underpinned with social purpose. We can code for change and have fun doing it.
The Spoils of Hack.
4.3 lbs, 21 inch, solid steel axe trophy. What could go wrong?
Trophies are symbolic representations of how much code-butt you kicked: Enter The Axe. You will be prepared for the zombie apocalypse, but how will your team share the trophy, and what kind of terrible cabal will you enter?
Regional Contest Prizes.
1st prize - Flight and hotel to the World Finals in Silicon Valley, 1 in 10 chance of winning $100,000 USD. Money can be used to purchase items for which to have fun.
2nd prize – Run your social apps on new tablets (Incidentally, use it to connect with PayPal Developers while you are at it. A cool, easy-to-use interface on their new developer platform gives access to robust RESTful APIs and Mobile SDKs.)
3rd prize - Robotic programmable balls (let mayhem ensue)
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Battle Hack Locations
Berlin - June 8th thru 9th
New York, NY - July 20th thru 21st
Tel Aviv - July 25th thru 26th
Seattle, WA - August 10th thru 11th
Miami, FL - August 24th thru 25th
Moscow - September 7th thru 8th
Austin, TX - September 28th thru 29th
London - October 12th thru 13th
Washington, DC - October 12th thru 13th
Barcelona - October 26th thru 27th
Register for Battle Hack here.
Click here to read more about Battle Hack.
Code for change, win stuff, and connect with fellow developers for mayhem.
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