Saturday, April 13th 12:00 PM -
Sunday, April 14th 12:00 PM
Microsoft HQ Building #20
3709 Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052
24-hour hackathon with an emphasis on FinTech, open to all levels of coders; $2K+ in prize money
Def Hacks Seattle 2019 is the third annual 24-hour hackathon hosted at Microsoft HQ (on April 13th-14th). This year, the hackathon is co-hosted by Even, and thus has a large FinTech focus. We will be releasing two prompts based around FinTech and Even's API ($2,000 in prizes). These prompts will be released three days before the hackathon alongside our hackathon Slack channel, at 4:00 PM PST on Wednesday, April 10th.
You are allowed to brainstorm projects/solutions before the hackathons, but all code must be written at the event. If you are a current CS student, we encourage you to find a Finance major to join your team (and vice versa); however, this is not required. There is also a Best Hack category and a Best High School Hack category if you do not wish to compete in the FinTech challenge (the two prompts).
A hackathon is an event, typically lasting several hours (or even days), in which a large number of people meet to code and show off their products.
Please bring your own computer and its charger, your ID, and power strips (recommended). The event costs nothing - meals and swag are provided for free! Also consider bringing a sleeping bag and/or pillow.
You can participate as an individual, or as a member of a team of 2-4 people. If you do not have a team but are looking for teammates, we will have a Slack channel at the hackathon titled #find-teammates for this purpose.
After you register, try to find a team and start brainstorming ideas for the hackathon! You shouldn't start coding until the event, but feel free to brainstorm ideas, especially if a theme is released beforehand!
This is an MLH Member Event, and this is their official Code of Conduct: http://mlh.io/code-of-conduct.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer travel reimbursement for participants.
|April 13th (Saturday)|
|12:00 PM (noon)||Opening Ceremonies|
|2:00 PM||Even API/Ideation Workshop #1|
|3:30 PM||HTML/CSS Workshop|
|6:00 PM||Even API Workshop #2|
|10:00 PM||Cup-stacking Contest|
|April 14th (Sunday)|
|12:00 AM (midnight)||Midnight Snack|
|8:00 AM||Devpost Submit Deadline|
|9:00 AM||Judge Presentations/Demos|
|10:30 AM||Judging Deliberation|
|11:00 AM||Final Presentations|
|11:30 AM||Closing Ceremonies|
|12:00 PM (noon)||Event Ends!|