FixMyFolks unites the computer challenged, with the technically inclined to quickly answer and fix common computer problems. All proceeds are then donated to charity.
Be instantly connected to a Fixer via Citrix’s web-based GoToMeeting suite, so you can share screens or use video chat to diagnose and treat the problem. After fixing the issue and making an agreed upon donation to the charity of his/her choosing through JustGiving, the Fixer is reimbursed through Venmo.
How can we make teenage driving safer? Inspired by a tragic accident last year near Panther Creek High School in Cary, North Carolina, team Forgone Conclusion approached safe driving as a “carrot/stick” issue with kids. The phone app captures the speed at which they are driving. If they stay within a safe range for the week, they receive a cash payment through Braintree’s payment processing system. If they engage in risky behavior (speeding, fast stops, etc..), they receive negative charges to their account.
Forgone Conclusion was built using F#, Google Maps, IBM Watson and SendGrid+ View the App
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.