Postponed: Over the weekend, due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to postpone our first hackathon. Stay tuned for more details.
Im very psyched to announce Dell’s first Hackathon which will be happening next week right here in Austin.
The Dell Center for Entrepreneurs and Dell Software Information Management Solutions are teaming up with music and entertainment television network, Revolt TV for this 24 hour code-battle.
The event, which will take place at the #DellVenue, kicks off on Monday, March 10th and ends 24 grueling hours later at noon next day.
The task at hand is for the developers to create an app against the Revolt API that is based around Music, Videos, and/or Artists and their data. Revolt has put together their wish list of apps and functionality they’d love to see created, but sky’s the limit (within 24 hours 😉
Applications that can be used
- Windows Phone 8
Databases that can be used
- MS SQL Server
The competition is limited to 50 developers who can form teams of up to five people. At noon on March 11th the teams will present their work to a panel of judges and 3 team-finalists will be chosen. All panelists will receive a badge to the Fader Fort for the preview party that night, with the winning team announced at the event.
The top finalists will receive products and swag from Revolt and Dell.
- The grand prize winning team receives $2,500 and the chance to work with Revolts’ team to integrate their app.
- Im also particularly proud to say that each member of the winning team will receive the Ubuntu-based XPS13 developer edition aka Project Sputnik. But wait, there’s more…all developer finalists get a free 1 year license of Dell Software’s Toad Data Point. 🙂
If this sounds like something you like to take part in, we are taking the first 50 devs who sign up here. Who knows, you could be one of Dell’s first ever Hackathon champions.
- Hackathon signup and overview
- Hackathon details and rules
Pau for now…