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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Participant check-in ends; be on-site early!
Overnight coding, bring your sleeping bag
1st commit period ends
Team registration on ChallengePost closes
Semi-finalists announced for each main category
6th-10th place winners announced for each main category. Open Source winners announced