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Berlin Geekettes Hackathon

3/1/2013 - 3/3/2013

Hello Berlin Geekettes!

Ready to hack?

Members of the Berlin Geekettes organization have joined together to create a hackathon like no other. This March, they will launch Germany’s first all-women hackathon in association with Deutsche Telekom and SoundCloud.

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Hack Over 2 Days

On Saturday, we will commence a 24 hour hackathon and bring everything to a close on Sunday afternoon– sleep is optional ;) We will conclude the hackathon with demos and award winning teams with stellar prizes from all our lovely sponsors. Our weekend kicks off Friday evening with the Hackathon Prep School for participants who want primers on technical and design topics.

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Real Food, not Junk Food

How will you survive an all nighter of building, coding, and designing? With the right fuel & energy for your body! We’ll be providing healthy and tasty snacks and meals to keep your mind, body, soul balanced while hacking. Harmony is everything, especially when you’re busy coding.

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Relaxation and Exercises

It’s important to take a break every once in a while. Or maybe you just need to walk away from your work and exercise another part of your brain. We’ll have a designated relaxing area and a coach to help you stretch your muscles and reboot your body and mind. You’ll be needing the extra energy and focus for day 2, so make sure to pace yourself and remember to take a moment to breathe in and exhale. Namaste.

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All-Hacks Accepted

We know most of you will participate in software hacks, but we also welcome hardware hacks and any other category you think of. We’re ready to build a product and work on a project for 24 hours surrounded by like-minded people. Programmers, designers and individuals with lots of great ideas are encouraged to apply.

This is your chance.

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Our Application Process

We want everyone to be successful, and for that reason, we need a nice blend of skills and talent. Everybody who wants to attend will be considered, but to ensure a good balance of people, we first review every applicant's profile.

We will start sending acceptance notices on February 14th.

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Schedule

Friday - March 1st, 2013

7 pm - 10 pm

Hackathon Prep School

powered by OpenTechSchool

Including a hands-on introduction to "How to work with APIs".

Experts in the domains you have asked us to cover will also be available to discuss these in details with you on the Friday evening of March 1st.

No overnight stays at the venue on Friday night! If you are traveling from out of town, let us know and we’ll try to hook you up with a local who can offer a place to let you crash.

Saturday - March 2nd, 2013

9 am

Breakfast + Welcome Message from the Berlin Geekettes

10 am - 10:30 a.m.

Presentation on "What is a hackathon and what to expect from it"

10:30 am - Noon

API Presentations

Noon

Lunch

1 pm

Start Hacking!

Participants can stay overnight at the venue. Bring your toothbrush, a sleeping bag and a pillow! Our sponsors will provide energy drinks, coffee, tea and food for those who like to hack into the late hours of the night.

Sunday - March 3rd, 2013

9 am

Breakfast

Noon

Lunch

1 pm

Hack Submissions Are Due

1 pm - 2 pm

Prepare Presentations

2 pm

Demo Your Work

4 pm

Voting!

4:30 pm

Prizes!

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Who’s Gonna Be There?

API Representatives

If you’ve used APIs before, you know that the most time consuming part is reading the documentation, or getting authorization keys. That’s why we have experts on site who know their APIs and will lend you a hand when you’re busy hacking.

SoundCloud Women Devs

Meet Amélie Anglade, Duana Stanley, Emily Green and Tiffany Conroy, who helped organize this event.

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You!

A Hackathon needs Hackathoners! It’s free and it’s going to be AWESOME. Want to join us?

Apply here!

NOTICE: We’ve had so much amazing response that all applications after Monday February 11, 18:00 will be put on a waiting list only. We'll let waiting list applicants know as soon as possible if a spot opens up.

Non-Hacker Attendees

You can also attend as a Domain Expert and support our hackers throughout the weekend. Apply above and tell us your areas of expertise.

The public is welcome to attend the demos and cheer people on. No need to apply — just bring your energy and lots of Club Mate

Berlin Geekettes Team

Photo of Jessica Erickson, founder of Berlin Geekettes

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Photo of Denise Philipp, Berlin Geekettes Manager

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Photo of Amélie Anglade, Berlin Geekettes Tech Ambassador

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Photo of Lisa Lang, Berlin Geekettes Evangelista

@lilaineurope

Photo of Berlin Geekettes Photographer-Designer

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API reps from the following companies

SoundCloud

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Developer Garden

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You Is Now

+ More to be announced soon!

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Prizes and Goodies

5 iPads

5 iPads mini

Win one of FIVE iPad MINIs

offered by Deutsche Telekom.

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Special bag of treats …

Raspberry Pi

careerloft is giving a special prize to the best student hack team:

Raspberry Pi mini computer, complete with case, Wi-Fi adapter, mini-USB cable and operating system — €75 value — plus gift certificates to Vapiano

Learn More: Berlin Geekettes Hackathon

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