SpoCode Fall 2013 is on November 1!
Mark your calendar!
SpoCode is an organization and hackathon centered around one concept: Uniting Spokane's programming community and using our powers for good.
The city has donated a great location at the Spokane Fire Center right next to Spokane Community College, with good working wifi and plenty of space to get our groove on.
Spokane Fire Center
1618 North Rebecca Street
Spokane, WA 99217
If you're lost, call Brett at 509-910-3496
Prizes will be given to the top three teams. Your team will be judged on creativity, ability to execute your idea and quality of your code. As with our last event, if you wow us with your
1337 h4xx0r skills, we'll probably make up an award on the spot.
For sure we have a one-year Mathematica for Students license up for grabs and Silver and Bronze plans from Github available as prizes.
- Friday, November 1
- 6:00pm: Registration open and Pizza
- 7:00pm: Welcome & team formation
- 7:30pm: Let the hacking begin
- Venue will be open all night
- Saturday, November 2
- 9:00am: Breakfast Served
- 12:00: Lunch
- 3:30pm: Close all hacking, sign ups for presentations
- 4:00pm: Presentations and Judging Begin (3-5 Minutes each)
- 5:30pm: Judges present awards
Frequently Asked Questions
- Is this a 24 hour event, and do I have to stay?
- It's scheduled to go for 24 hours. We have the location open, and most of us are planning on powering through. If you need to go home and nap or tuck in the kids, you're free to do whatever you need to do.
- Do I need to be a programmer to attend?
- No. If you're willing to work on something for the public good, show up. Designers and idea people are more than welcome.
- Where does the money go?
- You'll be provided with 3 meals over the course of the event, plus enough Red Bull to make your eyes pop. We try to get sponsors to cover as much of the expense as we can, but that's not always possible for everything.
- Is this a way to get free labor for the fat cats in City Hall?
- The City of Spokane is one of our sponsors this time, but it's your project, do whatever you want with it. If it's awesome and helpful for people, who cares? The City is kindly making available for us new data that no one else has had access to before.
- What platform do we need to build on?
- You can build on any software stack you want, but we encourage you to take advantage of the services offered by our sponsors. Last spring it was OpenShift and MongoDB, and this time it's SendGrid and MongoDB, but again, do whatever works for you.
- Will there be swag?
- Oh yes, there will be swag.
Proudly sponsored by: