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TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon

Saturday, September 10th and Sunday, September 11th, 2011

San Francisco Design Center Concourse, San Francisco, Ca.

Open Submission for Hacks (8am - 9:30am)

Submissions Now Closed

Presentation Order

Presentation Order

Spend an intense 24 hours hacking and presenting with some of San Francisco's brightest developers! At the end of a marathon hack session, you'll have a chance to demo in front of hundreds of audience members.

More info: http://disrupt.techcrunch.com/hackathon/ and follow @hackdisrupt on Twitter for updates


Saturday, September 10th

  • 12:30pm - Registration opens
  • 1:30pm - Opening announcement / Start of Hackathon!
  • 2pm - Ford API workshop with Julius Marchwicki
  • 2:30pm - Twitter API workshop with Taylor Singletary
  • 3:00pm - CloudFlare API workshop with Matthew Prince
  • 3:30pm - Mashery API workshop with Neil Mansilla
  • 4:00pm - DoAT workshop with Joey Simhon
  • 4:30pm - CityGrid API workshop with Ana Martinez
  • 5:00pm - Box.net API workshop with Sean Rose
  • 5:30pm - face.com API workshop with Gil Hirsch
  • 6:00pm - The Echo Nest API workshop with Brian Whitman & Shane Tobin
  • 7:00pm - Dinner - Brought to you by CloudFlare
  • 8:00pm - Facebook Graph API workshop with David Pio
  • 8:00pm - Google API workshop (on OpenID & OAuth 2.0) with Ryan Boyd

Sunday, September 11th

  • 7am - Breakfast served
  • 8am - Opening call for hack submissions
  • 9:30am - Hack submissions closed
  • 11:00am - Hackathon presentations
  • 12:30pm - Short lunch break
  • 2:30pm (estimated) - Hackathon awards ceremony

Submission guidelines

Display resolution: 1024×768
Display settings: Mirroring turned on
Battery power: Screen Saver turned off
Battery power: Sleep mode off
Network: DHCP ethernet cable onstage, Wifi at your risk
Demo: 60 seconds
Advice: Turn off your instant messaging client if it's not needed for your presentation
Advice: Keep it brief, funny, whimsical, awesome, engaging
Advice: Practice! Run through demo w/ timer
Sentiment: We wish you luck!



The spirit of the hackathon is to show what you can create in 24 hours on site.

  • Take something from idea to prototype in less than 24 hours
  • Submit your hack for the presentation on Sunday, starting at 8am, ending at 9:30am.
  • Demo it to everyone starting at 10:30am on Sunday, September 11th.


  • Got more questions? Post them in the FAQ


Keeping in touch during the Hack Day weekend is important. Here are a few ways to make sure that you know what is going on:

Contest Awards

Contest Awards

Sponsoring APIS

Sponsoring APIs

Special Offers for Hackers

Special Offers For Hackers


Have an idea you'd like to share or want to pair up with others on a project? Start Collaborating.

Workshop Information

Workshop Information


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