Calling hackers, developers and designers— strut your stuff and win tickets to Disrupt NY

Welcome to the Disrupt NY 2015 Hackathon! Our Hackathons are crazy, exciting, exhausting events where hundreds of coders and developers come together to form teams which have just shy of 24hours to build something amazing from the ground up.

Schedule of Events for TechCrunch Hackathon at the Manhattan Center

Saturday, May 2, 2015

12:30pm – Registration opens (come fed or bring a brown bag lunch, beverages served)
Dedicated area for people to network to form hack teams

1:30pm – Hacking Kickoff

2:00 – 6:00pm – API workshops scheduled in 30 minute intervals (To Be Announced)

7:00pm – Dinner

Midnight – Food and snacks, courtesy of our many sponsors

Sunday, May 3, 2015

7:00am – Breakfast served

9:30am – Hacking concludes and hacks submitted to ChallengePost

10:00am – General public welcome to enter to attend hackathon presentations

11:00am – Hackathon presentations begin

2:00pm* – Hackathon will conclude with final awards and recognitions will be provided by the judges. *The final awards may be held earlier or later depending on the duration of hack presentations.

- Please note, times are subject to change

Resources for Hackers:
For up-to-the-minute details on Twitter, follow #hackdisrupt

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HACKERS & DEVS – Tickets are for Developers who wish to participate and work on hack projects to present ONLY. If you are not working on a project please DO NOT register for a Hacker Ticket. Tickets are available on a limited basis.

SPONSORS – There are many ways for companies to partner with the Hackathon. At Disrupt NY, we’ve had sponsored API platforms for hackers to develop on, as well as several amazing contests, with companies offering cash and in-kind prizes. To learn how you can provide support for the developer community, please contact

SPECTATORS may attend the Sunday Hackathon Presentation.


Lisa Chow

Lisa Chow
Lisa is the co-host of StartUp

Haytham Elhawary

Haytham Elhawary
Co-founder of Kinetic

Jodie Fox

Jodie Fox
Jodie is the Co-Founder and Co-Chief Creative Officer of Shoes of Prey

Benjamin Joffe

Benjamin Joffe
General Partner at HAX

Katie Notopoulos

Katie Notopoulos
Senior Editor at BuzzFeed News

Charlie O’Donnel

Charlie O’Donnel
Sole Partner and Founder at Brooklyn Bridge Ventures

Judging Criteria

  • Scale of Awesome
    Judges will be focusing on creativity, cleverness, and that deep-down sense of “Whoaaaaaaa“