HackTO: Glory and Prizes!


Tomorrow is HackTO! Tomorrow is HackTO! Tomorrow is HackTO! and we are super excited that you will be joining us. Can’t you tell?

I am sure you are also excited to join us and build an awesome application or project. Let’s see if these prizes get you out of bed faster tomorrow morning? I am hoping that you would have spent your Saturday building something anyway – ’cause it is not too late to build a better world :) – but instead of doing it alone, you are going to do it with us. Champions!

HackTO Official Prizes – all cash prizes (because cash is king)

  • 1st Prize: $2,000
  • 2nd Prize: $1,500
  • 3rd Prize: $500

For this HackTO, our API providers have also stepped up to provide additional prizes to encourage you to use their APIs. These prizes will be directly awarded by the API provider to the team they deem has built the best app using their API.

Company Sponsored Prizes (best use of a company API)

Atomic Reach (best Social integration): 2 tickets for the CN Tower EdgeWalk (a 600$ value)

Context.IO: $150 iTunes Card

Freshbooks: $500

Shopify: $500 Apple Gift Certificate

TinEye: $500 cash (best Multicolor API use)

Twilio: $300 Amazon Gift Certificate

Trendspottr: iPod Touch

YellowAPI: $300 Apple Gift Certificate

Aren’t you glad you grabbed a ticket? We are now sold out.  Stay tuned for prize additions.

Photograph (c) Don Solo

13 Apr 2012, 3:47pm
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  • HackREGINA Location Sponsor

    Innovation Place - Innovation Place is home to approximately 40 clients in six buildings, employing more than 1,600 people.

  • HackREGINA Event Sponsors

    iQmetrix Software - At iQmetrix, we create great experiences for retailers, their employees, and the end consumer.

    GB Internet Solutions - We’re proud parents to GasBuddy.com and OpenStoreLoyalty.com, and while we don’t like to play favorites, the GasBuddy app has over 30 million downloads!

  • HackREGINA Community Sponsors

    YellowAPI - Our curated local search API is built off of the strength of the Yellow Pages database of over 1.5 million geo-localized business listings and associated rich content.

    Canadian Youth Business Foundation - Are you an aspiring young entrepreneur, aged 18 to 39, with a solid business idea? Are you looking for the financial support and expert advice that will help you bring your great business idea to life? The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) can help.

  • HackREGINA API Sponsors

    eHealth Saskatchewan - eHealth Saskatchewan employees and consultants are committed to making a difference for Saskatchewan residents by supporting health care providers through making important clinical information available electronically.

    Cashtie - InComm’s new Cashtie API opens up access to retailers point of sale (POS) systems, allowing any approved developer to sell online goods to consumers at these high value retail locations—opening up the possibility for web and mobile applications to accept cash payments for virtual goods, services and utilities at top retailers.

    Twilio - Twilio powers the future of business communications, enabling phones, VoIP, and messaging to be embedded into web, desktop, and mobile software.

    Wit - Wit allows you to build a Siri-like speech interface for you app in 5 min! It's an API that turns speech or text into JSON.

    Windows Azure - Add a cloud backend to your apps in minutes, enabling your apps to reach every user on every platform. With support for popular languages and open REST APIs, you’ll be ready to integrate Windows Azure into your apps in minutes. Use any of Windows Azure’s APIs to complete your hacks. You’ll need to activate a FREE trial or your MSDN Windows Azure benefits prior to using Windows Azure.

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