Projects will be judged on creativity and execution. Execution is divided into three parts: stability, usability, functionality. Because contestants are building their projects within a short time frame, stability and usability should not be given much weight. It's more important that a project is functional and does what it's supposed to do.
Breakdown: Creativity- 25% Execution- Functionality - 50% Usability - 15% Stability - 10%
If you are attending the event and would like to send in your resume before or after the event, please email email@example.com with the subject line JOB ID: 012.
Ralph Harik, imo CEO
Ralph has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in computer science from MIT. He spends his free time playing ice hockey, soccer, and tennis.
Erdal Tuleu, imo Engineer
Erdal likes playing basketball, working at imo, and traveling. His favorite place is his hometown, Constanta. He holds a Computer Science and Mathematics degree from Florida Tech.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
*Subject to change
Friday, Jan 18
5:00 p.m.: Doors open 5:15 p.m.: Introductions 6:00 p.m.: Let the hacking begin! 6:15 p.m.: Dinner 10 p.m.: Late night snack
Saturday, Jan 19
10:00 a.m.: Breakfast 1:00 p.m.: Lunch 3:45 p.m.: Submit code 4:00 p.m.: Demos start (up to 3 minutes per team) 5:00 p.m.: Winners announced; Hackathon ends
The point of this hackathon is to have fun while building new and cool collaborative tools. Please conduct yourself in alignment with these values and with fairness in mind.
*Coders will need to bring their own computers for this event.
If you are looking for a teammate, please post on the Facebook event page
Note: You will own the rights to the software you produce.
Thanks to our sponsors at imo.im for providing our winners with these prizes!
First place: $900 gift card for the team
Second place: $600 gift card for the team
Third place: $300 gift card for the team
All gift cards are to Amazon
When brothers Ralph and Georges Harik began building what would come to be known as imo.im, they had one goal - to make it easier to keep in touch with each other and their transcontinental family. They quickly realized how important communication is in our day-to-day activities, and decided to turn imo.im into what you see today - an all-in-one messaging platform with more than 700,000 daily unique users who send more than 50 million messages per day. The mobile apps have had more than 5 million mobile downloads and 7 million unique users - and we're not slowing down anytime soon.
Based in Silicon Valley, imo.im is a fast growing start-up founded by one of the first 10 employees at Google. We're building products that help millions of people around the world connect with their friends and make new ones.
With features like voice IMs, location sharing, group photos, voice calling and more, imo.im has been built as an all-in-one communication app with users like you always in mind.
Our team is highly motivated, hardworking, and loves to solve problems. More importantly, we have fun and love what we do.
We're really excited to sponsor this hackathon, and can't wait to see what you come up with.
WINNER: SHOOTER X SHOOTER A first-person shooter, turn-based game.
2ND PLACE: meet’NU Scheduling app modeled after Doodle that helps users find out when friends and project group members are free to meet. A chat room allows users to set a final meeting time.
3RD PLACE: redditmash Users are presented with two of Reddit’s most popular photos, and then vote on which photo is best. They are then connected to a chat room with others who were shown the same photos to discuss their choices.