Where Great Products Are Born in 24 Hours

Preceding the Disrupt Conference is Hackathon weekend on September 10-11, where developers and engineers descend from all over the world to take part in a 24-hour hacking endurance test. Teams join forces to build a new product, present it on the Disrupt stage to a panel of expert judges and an audience of tens of thousands and compete for a variety of prizes, including the chance to win free tickets to the Disrupt Conference. Products created at the Disrupt Hackathon have seen great success beyond the event, like GroupMe which was created overnight and ultimately acquired by Skype for $80M.

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Judges

Chris Rill

Chris Rill
CTO, Canary

Jeff Queisser

Jeff Queisser
Co-founder and SVP Engineering, Box

Michal Segalov

Michal Segalov
Google Play Product Lead

Ryan Broshar

Ryan Broshar
Director, Techstars Retail

Emily Zhao

Emily Zhao
Software Engineer, AirBNB

John Melas-Kyriazi

John Melas-Kyriazi
Senior Associate, Spark Capital

Bonnie Schulkin

Bonnie Schulkin
Instructor, Hackbright Academy

Judging Criteria

  • Scale of Awesome
    Judges will be focusing on creativity, cleverness, and that deep-down sense of “Whoaaaaaaa"