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And The Koding #Hackathon Winners Are...

Drum roll please!! The moment that you all have been waiting for… here are the winners from our 2014 Global Virtual Hackathon!

Top Hacker Category

First Place: Team WunderBruders

  • Theme: Introducing software development to a beginner (games!)
  • Cash Prize: $8,000 + $2,500 (Elance-ODesk) + $1,000 (Count.ly) = $11,500. Non-cash prizes: $5000 in credits from Digital Ocean, One year of service from Tutum, $5,500 service credit from Firebase (recently acquired by Google).
  • Team page

Second Place: Team Coddee Break

  • Theme: Problems facing our planet, explained using interactive data visualization. (e.g. climate change, earthquakes, food/water waste, accessibility related issues, etc.)
  • Prize: $4,000 + $2,000 (nginx) + $1,000 (PubNub) = $7,000
  • Team page

Third Place: Team WaterPistols

  • Theme: HTML5 games that are educational and learning oriented. (multiplayer preferred)
  • Prize: $2,000
  • Team page

Student Hacker Category

First Place: Team Unknown Exception

  • Theme: No one reads the fine print (ie TOS, EULA, legal documents) anymore yet every site has them. Devise a creative/interactive solution.
  • Prize: $1,500 + $1,000 (Mashape API) = $2,500
  • Team page

Second Place: Team CE

  • Theme: No one reads the fine print (ie TOS, EULA, legal documents) anymore yet every site has them. Devise a creative/interactive solution.
  • Prize: $1,000
  • Team page

Third Place: Team Carter

  • Theme: Introducing software development to a beginner (games!)
  • Prize: $500
  • Team page

Apprentice Hacker Category

First Place: Team BitsPlease

  • Theme: HTML5 games that are educational and learning oriented. (multiplayer preferred)
  • Prize: $1,200
  • Team page

Second Place: Team Average Joes

  • Theme: HTML5 games that are educational and learning oriented. (multiplayer preferred)
  • Prize: $800
  • Team page

Third Place: Team MoeABM

  • Theme: No one reads the fine print (ie TOS, EULA, legal documents) anymore yet every site has them. Devise a creative/interactive solution.
  • Prize: $500
  • Team page

Additional Prizes for using specific partner APIs

Special recognition prizes

These teams were in the Top 20 so we are extending the awards and giving all their team members a full year of the Koding Hobbyist Plan!

As a special recognition from the Koding team, we are giving a $250 award to Team DoRobotsDreamOfElectricSheep.

A HUGE congratulations to all the winners and also to all who participated. You’ve all made this event such a success!

THANKS!

Nitin Gupta

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