Hacklanta.org presents: The Hacker’s Memorial Day Weekend Hackathon!

(Not familiar with a hackathon? Check out what Wikipedia has to say: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackathon)


Dates: May 26th and 27th (This Saturday and Sunday!)

Time: Noon to Noon (Doors open at 10am and close at 2pm Sunday).

Location: Flashpoint – 828 W. Peachtree St NW – Atlanta, GA 30308 (The corner of 5th and West Peachtree across from the barrel house).

Cost: FREE

Parking: There is a paid lot as part of the Flashpoint building and additional parking at the Georgia Tech hotel nearby. If parking cost will be an issue please email parking@hacklanta.org and we will see what we can work out.

Afraid of the sun? Don’t like the lake? Not interested in the neighborhood BBQ? Then the Hacklanta.org Memorial Day Hackathon is for you!

This 24 hour, free of charge, hackathon will take place this Saturday (May 26th) starting at 12pm and will go until 12pm Sunday (May 27th). The doors will open at 10am and close at 2pm on Sunday. There will be cash and prizes totaling over $3,000!

1st Place:

$1,000 in cash and a Kindle Fire for each team member

2nd Place:

$1,000 in cash

3rd Place:

$500 in cash

Other door prizes and special selections will be awarded.

There will be plenty of food, drinks, and fun to be had for all attendees! This event being put on by Social Fortress and Triple Threat Strategies (start-up’s here in Atlanta - not vendors trying to sell you something!) along with the Department of Economic Development for the State of Georgia and Flashpoint (who graciously donated their awesome space for the event!).

Some of Atlanta’s top technology entrepreneurs and investors will be in attendance and participate in the final selection of winners.

Teams will be able to choose from one of two themes for their hack:

Big Data: Collect, Process, or Analyze


Information Privacy: K.I.S.S (Keep It Simple Stupid)

Teams can range from two individuals up to five membes. Don’t have a team of your own? Connect with other solo designers and developers to form a team the day of the event!

Additionally, both Social Fortress and Triple Threat Strategies have multiple open full-time positions for some of the best and brightest hackers out there! The founders of both companies will be present during the event and will be there to help out in any way possible.

Once again, this event is 100% free of charge (including food and drinks!) however YOU MUST RSVP (http://www.hacklanta.org/register.php) to attend. The event is limited to the first 50 confirmed registrations. Registration ends at 12 midnight this Thursday (May 24th).

Short Notice? You bet! This entire event was coordinated in 24 hours as a testament to what can be done in just one full day.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!

All the best,

Adam Ghetti (Social Fortress) and Devon Wijesinghe (Triple Threat Strategies)