8 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday, January 9
The Venetian, Level 4, Lando 4303
The CEA MoDev Hackathon is where developers compete on the world’s technology stage at the International CES. This exclusive event will be a live competition to see who’s got the best idea and the skills to bring it to life in just one day. Twenty-five teams of up to four people will compete for glory and over $25,000 in cash and prizes. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
8 a.m. check-in, breakfast and networking
8:30 a.m. – welcome remarks, rules and team role call
9 a.m. – sponsor introductions
10 a.m. coding starts
12 p.m. – lunch
3 p.m. – snack
6 p.m. – code stop
6:30 p.m. – demos
8 p.m. – awards & closing remarks
Judging & prizes:
All hacks must be built on site during the hours of the Hackathon.
Hackers may not leverage developers who are off-site.
Code stop is at 6 p.m. sharp, all developers must stop coding at that time.
All intellectual property created remains with the teams.
Teams can be anywhere from 1-4 participants.
Grand prize eligibility:
Teams will have 3 minutes each to present their hacks.
Sponsors will judge and provide their own prizes.
A judges panel will rate each presentation for the overall awards.
With the Travel Channel as our title sponsor, it's only fitting that eligibility for the grand prize be that an app have some kind of travel or adventure aspect to it. So dust off your location based skills and seek out some APIs that put a sense of adventure into whatever it is you plan to develop. Travel and adventure is not required to be eligible for other sponsor prizes, but your shot at all the marbles depends on it.'
How to participate:
As this is an official event on site at The 2013 International CES, all participants must be registered for the conference. The hackathon requires no entry fee, however, the CES conference is currently $100 and increases to $200 on January 2nd.
1. Register for CES
(you will be prompted to opt-in for the hackathon)
2. Our hackathon team will contact you to confirm your participation
3. Arrive at The Venetian at 8am on January 9
4. Have fun!
Hackathon Attendee Developer Resources
Travel Channel helps viewers live their mobile lives, delivering inspiration, offering unique perspectives of the world around them. Our Travelers are Influencers, embracing technology as part of how they live every day. The inherent nature of mobility and travel are perfectly aligned with our viewers' need to connect and share with others no matter where they are. The Hackathon provides us the opportunity to engage developers and marketing partners at CES with the expectation that we can find the next great application to provide utility to this audience of passionate travelers as they experience the world around them.
Our sponsors are leading providers in mobile and technology whose mission imperative is to reach the fast growing mobile developer community. Sponsors will connect directly with developers involved in the Hackathon and benefit from the enormous exposure the 2013 International CES provides. The Hackathon will garner interest from the 150,000 attendees, 3,000 exhibitors and 5,000 media expected to be at the show. For more information about sponsoring the Hackathon. please contact Shari Sally