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"Code and Fight for the Future!"

July 11-12



Caterina Vidulli, Cristy Gutu, Mastro Gippo, Sara Spadafora

Team CCC created a circuit which can be implanted into a device, such as a laptop. This can then be used to locate the device in event of theft, through an Android application, and even then used to disable the device through short-circuiting the battery to the solid-state drive! The Android app was supported by a PHP and CodeIgniter backend. This is a subscription service, using Braintree’s recurring billing features.

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2nd place


Alessandro Verona, Gianpietro Romanin, Paolo Turello, Stefano Driussi

MyGreens is a geolocated cashless marketplace for purchasing and discovering local produce. After purchase, users are incentivised to leave reviews, and can also subscribe to a producer for regular deliveries, or bulk discounts.

3rd place


Andrea Masciadri, Antonello Fodde, Chai Botta, Jole Belgiorno

Team ByU created an app and a security locker to improve the customer experience in a store: with the app he will be able to scan the locker attached to the product using the smartphone's NFC reader and he will see the product inserted in a shopping cart with its information and price. After that he will be able to buy it using Paypal. Once the transaction has succeeded, by scanning the NFC locker again he will be able to unlock and so detach it. Now just take the product skipping the queue at the store.

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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.