FIRST, THE PRIZES (AND OTHER AWESOMENESS)
Winners of the JS hackathon will advance to the grand finale to battle it out with the best PHP, Ruby and Python hackers in NYC.
Prizes will be given for best overall hack, and most supporting startups are also offering awards for best use of their company's API.
Hacker movie marathon! We'll screen movies back-to-back in part of the space, for those of you who code better with a dose of entertainment.
The hackathon will culminate in beers on the Meetup HQ roofdeck.
And remember, the winner of the entire tournament will be awarded a demo spot at the NY Tech Meetup!
Read on for all the details! See you soon...
Hack on your most far fetched ideas with like-minded engineers, then enjoy drinks on the roof of Meetup HQ while the judges deliberate. You might win a wonderful prize and the chance to come back and compete in the grand finale, and you will definitely score some free food, drinks, and good company.
9am Doors, un-groggify-ing, chow
9:30 API demos
6pm More chow and beers
9-10pm Hack presentations
10-11 Rooftop drinks + winner announcements
Jeremy Ashkenas, creator of CoffeeScript and Backbone.js, and part of the Interactive News team at the New York Times
David Newell, Organizer of the CoffeeScript Meetup
Big shout out goes to Meetup HQ's kickass partners Etsy, Twilio, Tumblr, Mashery, Ordr.in, SendGrid, Nodejitsu and the NY Tech Meetup!