Hack Midwest Hackathon Updates: Bitcoin Miner, 3D Printing Pens, Drones, Robots & more!

Hack Midwest- Kansas City Hackathon

Hack Midwest- A Kansas City Hackathon

We’re extremely excited to announce Hack Midwest – 2014 edition!

Hack Midwest is a hackathon in Kansas City which brings developers, designers and CS students together for a 24 hour code-fest focused on building awesome apps for a chance to win prizes!

Join hundreds of software engineers, designers and computer science students on July 19th & 20th at Johnson County Community College!

What Is A Hackathon?

hackmw1A hackathon is a 24 hour competition for designers and developers to come together and create something awesome.

Aside from the incredible energy that just can’t be described, it’s a fantastic way to learn & grow!

It’s all about just shipping.

Are you frustrated with a world of endless process and other barriers to innovation? You’ve found your freedom at Hack Midwest.

Join hundreds of software developers, designers and CS students that just as passionate about building things on July 19th & 20th at Johnson County Community College!


Create, learn & make new friends at Hack Midwest!

How Does A Hackathon Work?

    1. Review APIs [ API Page ]
    2. Come up with idea you can hack in 24h using 1 or more of the listed APIs (you can use non-listed APIs too)
    3. Find a team of up to 5 (or work alone)
    4. Build/Hack for 24h
    5. Demo for a chance to win AWESOME prizes!
    6. Get mad props from fellow coders & the community

Questions? Read our FAQ/Rules

What Could Happen At Hack Midwest 2014?

At past Hack Midwest – several awesome things have happened!

Here are just a couple of highlights:

Qup.TV won “best in show” & got covered on top tech blog GigaOM

The parking app “Where Da Spot” won “best design” & got recognition from Mayor Sly James:



3D Printing Pen, Bitcoin Miner & Arduino Robots: Just a Few of the prizes you could win!

In addition to the API partner prizes, we’ve also added a couple of Special Award categories (won’t be announced until the event). An example might include “Best Open Source app”. These aren’t tied to usage of a particular API.

Make sure to keep checking back for updates as we continue to add more!

  • (1) Butterfly Labs Bitcoin Miner
  • Up to (3) 3Doodler 3D printing pens
  • Up to (5) Syma X1 Drones
  • (4) Pebble Classic Smart Watches
  • Up to (3) ArcBotics Sparki Robots
  • (1) Zepp Baseball Sensor + $1000 in Pivotal Web Service credits
  • $300 in MasterCard Gift Cards
  • (2) Raspberry Pi kits
  • 1 Year Subscription of “Rdio Unlimited” (1 per team member)
  • Selection of miscellaneous geeky Lego sets (eg, Star Wars)
  • $100 in MasterCard Gift Cards
  • ..and more

For more info go here

Apply now & get registered!

This year we’re taking applications due to demand – make sure to apply today!
Upon review, you will be emailed a registration link if accepted. Don’t wait till the last minute – we sold out last year’s Hack Midwest and the hackathon section of Compute Midwest.

Space is limited & we expect tickets to go much quicker this year! We’ve got a limited batch of regular priced tickets available – save ~ 40% by registering today!

Your registration includes food/drink all weekend!

So developers, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss out on the opportunity: space is running out…register today!!

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