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SAN FRANCISCO • OCTOBER 2014

Salesforce
$1 million hackathon

Hacking takes place October 10-12, 2014 • FREE EVENT

Join us live inside the Developer Zone and meet this year's hackathon semi-finalists. Tune in at 11am!

BUILD THE BEST
MOBILE APP

Join us for one epic event at City View in San Francisco and see if you have what it takes to build the best mobile app on Salesforce technology.

Learn new technologies through on-site workshops, get help from experts and bring your ideas to life. Register now! Space is limited.

TOTAL CASH PRIZES
$1,000,000
# OF CASH PRIZES
35
This year we're awarding more prizes than ever. We'll be awarding prizes to the top 10 teams across each of the following main categories: Force.com, Heroku, and Force.com with Heroku! You can also win bonus prizes for building the best app that contributes new Ruby, Python, Node or Postgres code to the open source community. View Complete Rules, read the FAQs and ask questions on our Forums.
GRAND PRIZE $250,000
(One first place winner wins an additional $150,000 for a total of $250,000)
Build an app
with Force.com:
Build with
Force.com:
Build an app
with Heroku:
Build with
Heroku:
Build an app
with Force.com + Heroku:
Build w/Force.com
+ Heroku:
1ST: $100,000
1ST: $100,000
1ST: $100,000
2ND: $50,000
2ND: $50,000
2ND: $50,000
3RD: $35,000
3RD: $35,000
3RD: $35,000
4TH: $20,000
4TH: $20,000
4TH: $20,000
5TH: $15,000
5TH: $15,000
5TH: $15,000
6TH: $10,000
6TH: $10,000
6TH: $10,000
7TH: $10,000
7TH: $10,000
7TH: $10,000
8TH: $10,000
8TH: $10,000
8TH: $10,000
9TH: $10,000
9TH: $10,000
9TH: $10,000
10TH: $10,000
10TH: $10,000
10TH: $10,000

How It Works

As the #1 Platform as a Service, the Salesforce1 Platform lets you build any kind of application--not just sales apps. With Force.com, you can build powerful enterprise apps without having to worry about infrastructure. With Heroku, you can build apps with your favorite runtime environments such as Ruby, Java, Python or Node.js.


At the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon, we are looking for awesome mobile apps utilizing Force.com, Heroku, or Force.com with Heroku. There will be 10 winners for the Force.com category, 10 winners for the Heroku category, and 10 winners for the Force.com with Heroku category. One first place winner will be designated the Grand Prize Winner and win an additional $150,000. Additionally, teams that open source technology to help developers use Salesforce techologies with Node, Postgres, Python, or Ruby code can compete for a $5,000 cash prize for their team. Plus we'll throw in a $5,000 donation to the open source organization or foundation of the team’s choice.


Register to hold your spot. We want to see great ideas at the hackathon. Be sure to read the Official Rules & FAQs for complete details and you can ask questions on our forums.

1

Hacking

Coding begins on Friday, October 10, 2014 right after the kickoff. You can build your app utilizing Force.com, Heroku, or Force.com with Heroku. All of your code that you submit has to be written by you during the hackathon, except for allowable code that’s been available for public use to develop applications before September 1, 2014. If you use an idea that existed before the hackathon, you must code it from scratch, you must tell us (and your team!), and it will likely be judged less innovative. Entries may be subject to eligibility review, including a technical review, for compliance with the Event’s Official Rules. Be sure to read the Official Rules and FAQs for complete details.


Throughout the hackathon there will be git commit windows to ensure everyone is checking in their work. It's all part of the hackathon so we'll offer up some cool prizes with random drawings.

2

First Round of Demos and Judging

The first round of demos and judging will be done "Science Fair" style and will take place on Sunday, October 12th. Winners for 6th-10th places wll be announced Sunday. The remaining finalists will go on to the second and final round of judging which takes place Tuesday, October 14 in the Developer Zone at Dreamforce.

3

Second Round of Demos and Judging

A total of 15 teams, the top five from each of the major challenge categories (Force.com, Heroku, and Force.com with Heroku), will publicly demo their app in front of one panel of judges in the Developer Zone at Dreamforce on Tuesday, October 14th. Judges will score and determine ranking for each category. This is the final round of judging. The third, fourth and fifth place winners for each category will be announced on Tuesday, while the first and second place winners, as well as the Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Thursday.

4

Grand Prize Reveal

A total of 6 teams, the top two teams from each category, will demo their app on stage right after the Marc Benioff and Parker Harris Q&A on October 16th. There is no judging at this stage. The 1st and 2nd place winners will be announced across each category as well as the overall Grand Prize winner.

Judging Criteria

Innovation
Business Potential
User Experience
Use of Salesforce Technologies
ROUND 1 JUDGING: OCTOBER 12TH @ CITY VIEW
TOP 30 ENTRANTS QUALIFY FOR THE MAIN CATEGORY PRIZES
Force.com
Heroku
Force.com with Heroku
10th Place $10,000
9th Place $10,000
8th Place $10,000
7th Place $10,000
6th Place $10,000
10th Place $10,000
9th Place $10,000
8th Place $10,000
7th Place $10,000
6th Place $10,000
10th Place $10,000
9th Place $10,000
8th Place $10,000
7th Place $10,000
6th Place $10,000
Open Source $5,000
Open Source $5,000
Open Source $5,000
Open Source $5,000
Partner Prizes
Sponsor & Open Source 4x$5,000 plus donation
ROUND 2 JUDGING: OCTOBER 14TH @ DREAMFORCE
TOP 15 QUALIFYING ENTRANTS DEMO IN THE DEVZONE
5th Place $15,000
4th Place $20,000
3rd Place $35,000
5th Place $15,000
4th Place $20,000
3rd Place $35,000
5th Place $15,000
4th Place $20,000
3rd Place $35,000
GRAND PRIZE REVEAL: OCTOBER 16TH @ DREAMFORCE
TOP 6 ENTRANTS DEMO AFTER Q&A SESSION WITH MARC BENIOFF & PARKER HARRIS
2nd Place $50,000
1st Place $100,000
2nd Place $50,000
1st Place $100,000
2nd Place $50,000
1st Place $100,000
One first place winner wins an additional $150,000 for a total of $250,000
Grand Prize Winner $250,000

Agenda

Open all night long
Food will be provided
Network with your peers
Bring your sleeping bag
Friday, October 10TH
4:00 PM
Opening and
Participant check-in
4:30 PM
Force.com & Heroku Intro Workshops
6:00 PM
Kickoff then coding begins
6:30 PM
Force.com & Heroku Intro Workshops
8:30 PM
Force.com & Heroku Intro Workshops
10:00 PM

Participant check-in ends; be on-site early!

Overnight coding, bring your sleeping bag

Food will be provided
Saturday, October 11TH
10:00 AM
1st git commit period begins; make at least one commit during this window
12:00 PM

1st commit period ends

Team registration on ChallengePost closes

6:00 PM
2nd git commit period begins; make at least one commit during this window
8:00 PM
2nd commit period ends
10:00 PM
Overnight coding, bring your sleeping bag
Network with your peers
Sunday, October 12TH
10:00 AM
Final git commit period begins; get in your final changes!
12:00 PM
Coding ends; no commits accepted after this time
1:00 PM
Judging begins
5:00 PM

Semi-finalists announced for each main category

6th-10th place winners announced for each main category. Open Source winners announced

Location Details

Salesforce Hackathon / Oct 10-12
City View at Metreon
135 4th St, Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA
Developer Zone / Oct 13-16
Moscone West
800 Howard St, Second Floor
San Francisco, CA

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