Published on February 18, 2014
Hackathons Are Eating The World Ching-Wei Chen (@cweichen) Director, Gracenote Developer Program 1
Hackathons are… 2
Hackathons are… ○ Usually a 24 hour event where hackers are challenged to create something from scratch ○ A chance to innovate and push the boundaries of what is possible with technology ○ Where developers can learn how to use new tools and APIs ○ A place for people to meet people, make friends, and have fun! 3
The first “hackathon” in 1999 had 10 hackers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackathon4
TechCrunch Hackathon 2013 1200 Hackers 5
Dreamforce Hackathon 2013 US$1,000,000 Prize 6
There are hackathons everywhere, all the time, for every cause 7 From http://hackerleague.org
There are hackathons everywhere, all the time, for every cause 8 From http://hackerleague.org
There are hackathons everywhere, all the time, for every cause 9 From http://hackerleague.org
10 From http://hackerleague.org
11 From http://hackerleague.org
This hack was made in 24 hours by students 12 http://spruceapp.herokuapp.com/
This hack sold to Microsoft for US$80M 13 From TechCrunch Disrupt 2010, http://groupme.com
Gracenote @ Hackathons Hackathon to build the “TV of Tomorrow” 14
Gracenote @ Hackathons First live music hackathon in SF 15
Gracenote @ Hackathons Largest hackathon event in Japan 16
Gracenote @ Hackathons The largest music hackathon in the world, since 2009 17
Music Hack Day Tokyo First Music Hack Day in Japan Feb 22-23 @ THE TERMINAL Harajuku 18
Gracenote API Evangelists ○ Gracenote evangelists will be on-site to help hackers build with our APIs ○ Best hacks using our API win prizes like portable speakers, quadcopter drones, and hackable robots. ○ We may also build some hacks of our own 19
Gracenote Hacks Fuwari ○ Mood-based playlisting app with beautiful iOS7-inspired design ○ See what moods your Facebook friends are listening to ○ Winner of TechCrunch Tokyo Hackathon 21
Gracenote Hacks defCOMM ○ Multi-player game for Pebble watch, created at AT&T Developer Summit ○ Capture songs using Gracenote Music Recognition API ○ Battle players around the world for ownership of songs 22
Follow us on Twitter for all our hackathon updates @GracenoteDev 23
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