Hackathon Contest

As we gear up for iPhoneDevCamp 2 next month, we want to repeat the success of last year’s Hackathon where over 48 applications were presented during the Hackathon Show. Many of these apps were created by teams that had never met before the conference started.

To do this, we want to reward those who represent the following values:

  • Contribution: by assisting the commons, offering value, and in general by being useful.
  • Sharing: by offering help, sharing code or expertise, or by assistance in testing or debugging.
  • Openness: by asking good questions, by answering them, by being open to people and ideas, and by making source code available.
  • And of course, by demonstrating a “Can Do” attitude.

Like last year, iPhoneDevCamp staff will be handing out “tickets” when we see participants demonstrating these values. Then on Sunday, each team that participates by presenting during the Hackathon Show will also receive a ticket. These tickets will be used by raffle for many of the General Prizes — the more tickets you have, the more likely you’ll receive a General Prize.

Some of the Special Award Prizes so far:

  • iPhone 3G
  • Adobe Creative Suite 3
  • Adobe Dreamweaver CS3
  • $500 Apple Store Gift Certificate

Special Award Categories

  • Best Open Source
  • Coolest
  • Most Useful
  • Best Developer Tool
  • Most Educational
  • Best Game
  • Best Use of the Web

Note: Categories are not final yet, nor are their special requirements.  For more detail on the contest and Special Award eligability, see our Contest page.


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