Why HTML5 & the Cloud?
HTML5 is the new standard for web based development. This Hackathon is to introduce the technology to our various communities and encourage mobile app development using the same. As you all know almost all services & functionality is now available on the cloud. Whether it’s a database, server & storage, messages, music & video, latest stock quotes, product listings etc. We’re bringing these two exciting worlds together in our latest Hackathon on HTML5 & the cloud!
Who’s it for?
Developers who have their own app idea or want to help someone build a prototype using HTML5 and cloud technologies.
Designerswho have their own app idea or want to help a team create the best-looking app of the weekend.
Anyone else who either has an app idea or wants to join a team – every project needs a marketer or biz dev to create an app to take the market by storm.
TechMeetups is holding a hackathon competition for those interested in trying out more HTML5 and cloud technologies by building a prototype app in just 2 days.
Saturday morning: pitch your idea (or choose your favorite project from the pitches), form a team, hack a prototype and pitch it to our judges on Sunday night!
For a video about the last mobile app hackathon hosted by TechMeetups in London see: http://crave.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/android-and-ios-app-olympics-held-in-london-in-video-50007159/
10:00am Doors open and networking
11:00am App or game idea presentations
11:30am Teams form & the competition begins
10:00pm Close for the night
9:00am The hackathon continues
4:00pm The final stretch & teams prepare for presentation time
5:30pm Prototype presentations
7:00pm Winners announced!
WANT TO JOIN IN BUT HAVE QUESTIONS? READ ON...
What do I need to be an idea generator?
You can be anyone with an app or game idea who wants to build a team and prototype. If you’re a developer, come and find the designer and marketer for your project. If you’re business minded, find developers and designers to bring your idea to life.
Can I work on an existing app or game idea?
Yes, you can work on an app or game idea that you and even your business has already researched, but you should not bring along ideas that you’ve already started coding – the weekend is all about building the all-important prototype.
What platforms can I develop for?
Any as long as it's done in HTML5!
Tiggzi provided free 2-month Pro plan for our members! Use code TMHackJuly12 (valid until July 23rd).
Do I need to have a certain level of experience to get involved?
No, the hackathon is about learning as well as applying your skills so you can get involved no matter how experienced you are.
What’s expected of me over the weekend?
You’ll get most out of the weekend by joining a team and building a working prototype of your app over the weekend.
What should I bring?
Your enthusiasm, your portable computer, the mobile device you’re building for and your camera to immortalize the making of your application!
What are the judging criteria for the apps or game?
The apps and games will be judged on their usability, innovation, business potential and execution.
We are working on securing food sponsors, but for now plan on bringing your lunch bag!
Who owns the apps created?
The apps and games are owned solely by their creators – we’ll provide you with some terms which you can use so your team knows where they all stand. Do note that we do not get involved legally so it is important that you discuss this with your team before you start on the prototype so everyone is clear on ownership.
Through TechMeetups’ growing global network of tech communities, the month of November will be the time when our 4,000+ members around the world are talking about HTML5, cloud technologies and hackathons at www.techmeetups.com and via social media channels. In many of our cities they’ll also be creating their own apps and you can help them by offering your knowledge, experience and tools to try out!
If you’re interested in promoting your company throughout the month, here’s more about what you can expect:
As a Sponsor of the TechMeetups.com Hackathon: HTML5 & Cloud month your brand will have both local and global exposure. Our event attendees will be developers, designers, entrepreneurs and those interested in innovative technologies and tools for the purpose of growing their business or projects.
TechMeetups.com’s global audience has the same profile and is located across the USA, Europe and Asia where we have active and fast-growing networks.
Through our reach we’ll be marketing the event to the entire TechMeetups global community of over 4,000 members across all these cities. For more information about our reach and activities, please visit www.techmeetups.com