On March 6th, I had the pleasure of organizing the Hackathon Contest for the Day of Mobile conference held at IIT. Developer hackathons are contests where people compete to code the best application that meets certain criteria and win prizes and regognition for their efforts.
KeyLimeTie was the Hackathon sponsor and I served as Hackathon coordinator. The judging panel included me and an impressive subset of the event’s speakers: Jay Freeman, David Whatley, Mark Murphy and John Haney.
The contest itself featured eleven teams who presented applications they built on the Android, iPhone and Blackberry platforms. Seven teams walked away with cash and prizes that totaled more than $3,500, including $1,500 in cash a Netbook provided by Chicago Micro, a Nokia N900 from Earth Combers, Threadless gift certificates, $500 in books from O’Rielly Publishing and 2 Droid phones from Google.
The winning teams were:
- Best Overall App: Novarra Team
- Best Overall Runner Up: Runner up: Ravi Singh (@code4ever)
- Best Open Source App - Mike Laurence (@mikelaurence)
- Best Student App - Knapp Lab Team (IIT)
- Best iPhone App - Pek Pongpaet (@pekpongpaet) and Chad Paulson (@chadpaulson)
- Best Android App – Android Technical
- Best Blackberry App - Vibhor Goyal (@vbgoz)
- Best Design: Jon Jenkins
If you’re interested in competing in the next Hackathon contest, please send me an email or DM me at @petermorano and I’ll keep you informed of the next event.
Pete , you ran it amazingly well and the whole KLT team were awesome in helping the hackathon presenters. You guys should get an award best company helping other Chicago companies
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