Thursday, September 23, 2010

Can’t Code? No Problem. Come To The Hackathon Demos This Sunday

This Saturday, hundreds of hackers, designers, and entrepreneurs are going to descend upon the San Francisco Design Center Concourse for the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. There will be pizza, caffeine, beer, and MacBook Pros as far as the eye can see. Most of the participants won’t leave (and many won’t sleep) until 11 am the next day, when each team will have 90 seconds to present what they’ve created to our expert panel of judges.

This demo session is free and open to the public, and it’s really something to see. An analogy: if the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt is “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, this demo session is “Jeopardy!”. No frills, no extras, no lifelines or waffling over whether to take the money, just pure unadulterated content. Wow us in a minute and a half and let’s move on to the next one. The winner gets a spot on stage at Disrupt.

You don’t need to have stayed overnight or even have participated in the Hackathon to come and see the results on Sunday. If you do come check it out, you’ll be in good company and might even meet some of our expert judges:

Cyan Bannister
Brett Bullington
Rebekah Cox
Chris Dixon
Bradley Horowitz
Dean Hovey
Michael Marquez
Christopher Poole
Joshua Schachter
Mike Schroepfer

And of course, if you’re not really the spectator type, there are still a few slots left to actually participate in the Hackathon, so sign up here for your shot at presenting on stage at Disrupt.

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