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greylock hackfest

Medium HQ (San Francisco) · 07.19.14

Once more, we're calling the best university hackers to join us on July 19th & 20th. We're looking for innovators who are not afraid of rolling up their sleeves and are hungry to win the title of "Hackfest Champion". We have room for a total of 170 students, and you can apply with up to 4 students per team. We will accept only the very best teams. Competition will be fierce so choose your teammates wisely, and come ready to show us what you can devliver in just 24 hours.

The Judges

TBA
Gerald Fong
David Sze
Pooja Sankar
TBA

The Sponsors

The Prizes

Prizes to be announced by 05.31.2014

Advice

Choose an ambitious idea that's just on the edge of your abilities — then go and build it. The hard time limit and inspiring atmosphere will help you find victory!

Feross Aboukhadijeh

If things go wrong, don't worry and push on! My team's main hack only started to come together during the last 30 minutes.

Gerald Fong

Winning a hackathon isn't just about building something cool. You can't win if no one remembers you. Work hard, pitch harder.

Conrad Kramer

Coordinate with your team ahead of time. At the very least know what sort of cool hardware each of your teammates has available, and what you might be able to use for your hack.

Delian Asparouhov
2012
hosted by Dropbox
Toaster.js

A platform to control electronic devices. It's a cloud based API that allows for the easy control and integration of sensors, switches, and other home automation products.

  • Sharad Vikram
  • Gerald Fong
  • Abi Raja
  • Li Pi
2013
hosted by AirBnb
Smart Room

Smart room lets you control your speakers, lights, and computers by using simple hand gestures. We created a watch that tracks your hand movements, and also use an android app to track your position and orientation.

  • Siddhartho Bhattacharya
  • Kevin Yanofsky
  • Gerald Fong
  • Achal Dave
2014
hosted by Medium Medium
Your Team?

This could be you! What are you waiting for? Get your team together, and apply now!

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Application Submitted!

Thanks for applying! We'll let you know if you're invited to Hackfest as soon as we know. In the meantime, hack on!

Rules + Eligibility
  • 24hr competition
  • Doors open at 10.30am on 07.19.2014
  • hackfest officialy kicks off at noon
  • Registration deadline is July 11, 2014
  • Selected participants will be notified by July 12, 2014
  • Only full-time, entrolled undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participate
  • Limited space: we have room for a total of 170 students
  • Maximum of 4 students per team