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"Glory... Lasts Forever."

May 30-31



Basilis koulis, Konstantinos Zacharakis, Nikolaos Dimos, Nikos Kostoulas

Tekcit is an online service that enables people to identify themselves using their face! Common use cases are tickets for public transportation, events, movies, conferences, travel, etc. Tekcit offers a a personalised, non transferable, ticketless service. The Tekcit app is built with AngularJS and Ruby on Rails, providing both a mobile and a web interface, backed by several servers.

A Raspberry Pi hosted a NodeJS server, working as Point of Sales and handling facial recognition of user photos via an OpenCV library. This was interfaced with the Ruby on Rails application by a Python backend. Both the application, and the Python backend, were hosted on Heroku. The Braintree SDK was used for payments, with SendGrid providing transactional confirmation emails.

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2nd place


Dimitrios Zorbas, Fotos Georgiadis, Giannis Hatziioannidis, Javier Gonel

QuizJob tackles the unemployment situation in Greece by matching people's profiles with prospective employers: whilst jobseekers play trivia games using their skills and interests, employers can check the possible candidates using a complete Dashboard with the professional information of each candidate.

A subscription service, powered by Braintree, enables employers access to premium features. Quizjob uses various APIs and technologies including Sendgrid, Pusher, and more.

3rd place


Alexander Talavari, Dimitroos Sapikas

Internet of Credits (IoC) is an end-to-end solution for hardware manufactures that want to accept alternative payment methods to cash. A customer can scan a QR code next to the machine, before being redirected to a website to pay utilizing the Braintree stack. The machine, powered by an Intel Galileo, gets notified that payment has been made and provides services. It can be utilized on vending machines, ticket offices or even a jukebox.

Additionally, there are integrations with JustGiving, for donations, and Pusher to enable comunications between devices.

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November 14-15

PayPal Town Hall
2161 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95131

A true global competition where the City Champions face off, compete, conquer and claim $100,000 USD and the title of The Ultimate Hackers For Good.

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  • How do I register?

    Select your city of choice from the list. Registration is open 24/7. May the best hack team win!

  • Can I bring a team?

    Yes, you can bring your friends or team up with other hackers on site. You can hack solo, or in a team of a maximum of 4 members. No matter what you choose, be ready to battle!

  • What kind of code can I write?

    All breeds of code welcome.

  • Do I need to integrate PayPal, Braintree or Venmo into my hack?

    Yes, PayPal, Braintree or Venmo must be the sole payment method included in your hack in order to be eligible for the BattleHack competition.

  • How to win $100,000 USD

    Win a City BattleHack. Get flown, fed and cared for at our World Finals. Beat all other City Champions with code that impresses everyone on the planet. Be crowned the Ultimate Hackers For Good.

  • How is the hack structured?

    BattleHacks are full of 24+ hours of awesome stuff. In general, on Day 1 registration opens, you arrive, scope and share skills, create teams, meet judges, and then our gong hits and hacking begins. Add gourmet food, food and more food. Hack through the night, or grab a nap, beer break, and maybe even a massage or two. On Day 2, we have rehearsals, more food, and hack till you hear our gong, signaling the end of hacking! Teams present their apps, judging occurs and prizes are awarded.
    Check your BattleHack City’s registration page for specific timeline details.

  • What can we win?

    Glory! Fame! And oh yeah, you get some other good stuff! First place winners get our epic axe, flight and hotel accommodations to the World Finals in Silicon Valley, and a chance to $100K USD, no strings attached. Fear not, there's a slew of other goodies, and of course local partner prizes, and all our BattleHack swag!

  • Do you own my hack?

    No, this puppy is yours, born and bred from BattleHack love. BattleHack is for you to have some fun, do some good -- and have a chance to win $100K USD.

  • Should I bring my pyjamas?

    Expect to stay overnight, so bring whatever you need to get you through a 24-hour hackfest. We’ll provide some sleep spaces for those who need to crash or when energy drinks start to ebb. Remember you are in a public forum, so do cover up.