Dwolla, highly innovative payment network, celebrates its second anniversary by hosting a hackathon in its birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa. To complement the unusual choice of geography for a hackathon, Dwolla chose a name to fit the occasion: Old MacDonald Hackathon. Dwolla and co-host, Silicon Prairie News, aim for 50 developers to enjoy the scene and conjure up some disruptive applications utilizing Dwolla's APIs.
Dwolla Communications Director, Jordan Lampe, told the Silicon Prairie News that the goal of the event is to bring the local community out for a few days of fun. Although the hackathon is open to any innovative use of the Dwolla platform, teams are encouraged to create "solutions to problems in the Old MacDonald space." For those unfamiliar with the "Old MacDonald space," note that prizes include a cow, pig, and rooster.
The hackathon will run December 1st and 2nd. Those interested can sign up at the event page. Although farm animals might not be the most intriguing grand prize (although a cow was good enough for a Roger Federer Tennis victory), the weekend includes plenty of food, drink, and entertainment to celebrate two considerable years of disruption and innovation.