The event, termed MobileHackDays LA, is set to kick off on Friday September 16, with a session where aspiring developers will do five minute pitches of their mobile app ideas to attract team members for the weekend’s festivities. Of course, pre-determined teams are also allowed to enter.
Once the teams are finalized, hacking kicks off at 9AM on Saturday the 17th. As the MobileHackDays website says, “This will be the day you get the majority of your coding complete. We suggest you focus on doing 1 or 2 things really well to demonstrate your concept, as time is limited. This also depends on the size and experience level of your team, but just don’t try to throw in the kitchen sink in a weekend.” Starting at 10AM on Sunday, teams will demo what they built Saturday, answer a few minutes of Q&A and have their work judged for the chance to win a $500 cash prize, face time with seasoned investors and a feature on the MobileHackDays homepage. Plus, plenty of glory of course.
According to a press release posted on the LA PHP Meetup group, #MobileHackDays is “A three-day, no-holds-barred, almost no rules event […] This won’t be your normal hackathon, it’s going to have a true LA flair and high energy, we’ll have all the normal components, beer, developers, VC’s, etc; but also Juice bar, Masseuse for tired coders, a film crew filming for a startup internet show […] think of this as the “luxury hackathon.”
The whole thing takes place at The Aviation Room at 3400 Airport Ave. Bldg D in Santa Monica.Tickets are selling out at about $75 each on the lower end, but there’s still room for a few more UI/UX designers, VIP teams, engineers, developers and more. For more info check out theMobileHackDays site.