20 Upcoming Hackathons: USC v UCLA Rivalry, Music and Startup Weekends

Kin Lane
Feb. 03 2012, 07:26AM EST

Hackathons are a fast growing phenomenom where developers come together, usually in short periods up to 72 hours to submit ideas, form teams and hack together applications, data visualizations and sometimes form business models around their ideas. ProgrammableWeb is tracking 20 hackathons coming in the next couple weeks all around the world.

Here is the complete list of 20 upcoming hackathons:

If we missed your event, make sure and submit below as a comment and we’ll include it next week.

For those that are new to the hackathon space, these events are not intended to perform illegal activities around computer networks. Software developers widely see hacking as a quick and dirty programming solution to a problem.  It is NOT about gaining access to other networks, which is a definition widely publicized by the media and hollywood.  Among the developer community, it is mean to be a positive term that drives innovation among developers.

Kin Lane I am a programmer and entrepreneur, with a focus on the business of APIs. I study how APIs are changing the business landscape, and the rise of API driven developer ecosystems. I share my insights by blogging on API Evangelist and ProgrammableWeb, and put into action as API evangelist for CityGrid.

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Mobile App Olympics 2012 hosted by BeMyApp and New York Silicon Alley meetup, 24-26 of Feb.

3 day hackathon focused on building functional mobile app prototypes. Same event taking place in Dallas, San Fran, London, Paris, Berlin. 3 winners are selected: Best Local App (city-based), Best Global App - Peoples Choice, and Best Global App - Bloggers Choice.

It'll be a fun and exhausting weekend - let's show the world what NYC has to offer! :)