A thread on Hacker News has erupted, with developers claiming that the whole thing was a sham.
The winner of Salesforce’s $1 million hackathon extravaganza: An application called Upshot, which helps sales people create and edit reports on the go.
OpenROV’s David Lang and Eric Stackpole built the mini submarine as a gift to the growing community of DIY ocean explorers.
“Companies everywhere are starting to take the excitement they see in startups and figure out how to put that in their businesses … to not be lame,” said Seligman.
At a recent hackathon, Alex Day and Amazon engineer Yiling Hu developed a new system to help homeless people access shelters.
Welcome to two days of hands-on experiences with the best companies and the best hackers in the world. No panels, no fluff, no filler. And we have a whole track of Master Classes just to teach you new ways to code.
ReadyForce and SignalFire are co-hosting the second University Hacker Olympics from September 13-15 in what they claim is “the most epic university hackathon ever.”
Tomorrow is the National Day of Civic Hacking. The goal of the initiative is to build solutions that address issues in neighborhoods, cities, states, and the country using publicly-released data
Bright minds and top-shelf developers from around the world will be tackling tough, systemic problems in academics in a hackathon series co-sponsored by Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Guest Post If you participate in hackathons just to win hackathons, then you’re missing the point.
The Obama Administration hosted a hackathon a couple weeks ago to increase access to its online petitioning system, We the People. Here are the results.
Guest Post StartupBus is a hack week with a twist: you board a bus filled with strangers, and 1800 miles later, you’re expected to demo a product to roomful of influential investors and journalists.
The theme is all the rage among nerds, neckbeards, and your friendly VentureBeat staffers, too.
Editor’s Pick Seven startups will come together with expert “growth hackers” to address challenges in distribution and acquisition.
Women Veterans Connect is a multi-platform service bridging the gap between women veterans and their communities by providing interpersonal connections, along with educational and supplementary life skills services.
Facebook has announced the winners of its around-the-world hackathon: Three teams from a diverse smattering of countries around the globe.
In the Bay Area, if your tech company needs to expand its core team of engineers (join the club!), you better have an acquisition budget. Alternatively, hop a flight to the East Coast, where hackathons like Pennapps are the epicenter of a nascent hacker community.
Given the world’s rabid interest in events like f8, the company’s developer conference, and its Mobile HACK Roadshow earlier this spring, bringing more Facebook hackathons to more developers makes a ton of sense
Editor's Pick More than 6,000 hopefuls from around the world entered Facebook’s programming challenge, the Hacker Cup, in January. Three months later, just 25 finalists went head-to-head in a three-hour battle for supremacy today at Facebook’s new Menlo Park campus.
VentureBeat spent some time this weekend at the Spotify music apps hackathon, 48 hours of coding, ping pong and pizza in New York. It was an interesting chance to see what is possible on Spotify’s platform, and we picked up some useful gossip along the way. According to two sources we chatted with, Spotify is hoping to open up its App Store, which currently has only ten hand-picked partners, to all third party developers by the end of March.
Facebook is hosting its first-ever Congressional Facebook Developer Hackathon in the Capitol building in three weeks.
You know it’s hard out here for a hacker, tryin’ to get money for his rent.
Just in time for the August 20-21 Photo Hack Day, Flickr has unleashed some new tools for providing real-time photo data to web apps.
If you thought Startup Weekend was a hackathon, you’d be about half right. According to a recent report, the event’s focus has shifted from executing clever tech tricks to solving problems in a community. It’s an exercise in practical entrepreneurship rather than pure coding.