The winning team created a hack using Braintree, Heroku, Pusher, Sendgrid and Twilio to build an iOS and Apple Watch app that connects to their custom build smart bike lock. When activated the lock acts as a security system with all nearby smart-locks to ensure your bike is and remains locked. If the lock is broken it works together with every nearby other smart-lock to engage a security perimeter of alarms in order to warn every nearby person of the breach.+ View the App
Quit is a web platform, that helps you and your friends to quit smoking. You tell Quit who your smoking friends are and how much cigarettes you want to smoke each day. If your whole team smokes more than the limit you set, you have to donate an amount of money to lung cancer researches. If at least one of your friends reached his goal, no one has to pay money. To get the platform to know if you are smoking we built a smart cigarette package that calls the server every time you open it.+ View the App
A peer-to-peer ATM app that helps charity. Thank You Dollar lets you take out cash in any currency anywhere in the world from your fellow users, and you pay them back instantly via PayPal/Braintree -- even without an active internet connection. In the process, you also make an automatic donation to a charity, completing the virtuous cycle for the greater Good.
Select your city of choice from the list. Registration is open 24/7. May the best hack team win!
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!
All breeds of code welcome.
Yes, PayPal, Braintree or Venmo must be the sole payment method included in your hack in order to be eligible for the BattleHack competition.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.