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Hackout - The Future of Austin

Capitol Factory
701 Brazos Street, 16th Floor
Austin, TX 78701

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2/15/2014 to 2/16/2014

HackOut is the first-ever, two-day, LGBT-oriented hackathon presented by StartOut. We are looking for individuals or teams that want to change the way we think by hacking a new demo in one weekend. It’s a great way to meet new friends, other entrepreneurs, investors and incubators. Developers, programmers, coders and geeks of all kind will have access to incredible mentors from leading companies like Facebook and IBM and a complimentary $2,000 credit to start building applications on Google App Engine and Google Compute Engine. Rackspace is also donating more than $24,000 in cloud computing services to the winning teams. StartOut is pleased and grateful to announce that Curious Cat Company, Facebook, Heroku, Google, Hirestarter, HomeStart, Launch Marketing, Jones Spross PLLC, KCL Foundation, Mortgage Portfolio Services, Rackspace, Stripe and Thinktiv have signed on as leading sponsors of HackOut, with Capital Factory acting as the venue sponsor. The first-place winner will also receive $2,500 and an in-kind messaging consulting session from Launch Marketing.

Hackathons are an excellent way to merge entrepreneurial spirit with computer programming prowess and product design sensibilities. Students, hackers, programmers, product marketers, and other web enthusiasts can form small teams to create new ventures during the hackathon. Individuals with all levels of experience are welcome to participate, and any viable business idea can form the basis for participants’ hacks.

Hack-Out Schedule:

DAY 1:
8:00am: Doors Open to Sponsors / Sponsor Table Setup
9:00am: Doors Open to Attendees
10:00am: Welcome to HackOut / Team Formation
11:00am: Hackathon begins
12:00pm: Lunch is served
7:00pm: Dinner is served
7:00pm – Midnight: Keep hacking…

DAY 2:
7:00am: Doors Open
8:00am: Breakfast is served
12:00pm: Lunch is served
1:00pm: Hackathon ends / Submission due
2:00pm – 4:30pm: Demos and presentations
5:00pm: Winners are announced
5:30pm – 7:00pm: Cocktail Party (open bar)

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