Foursquare Global Hackathon is back for 2013

Janet Wagner, Data Journalist / Full Stack Developer
Dec. 13 2012, 10:00AM EST

Foursquare has announced that the Foursquare Global Hackathon will take place on January 5th, 2013 where developers and designers will have the opportunity to win great prizes for building the best, most innovative hacks using the Foursquare API.

Foursquare Meetups

Image Credit: Foursquare Meetups Everywhere

The Hackathon will be happening in 28 communities worldwide and Foursquare will be hosting hackers at their headquarters in New York City and San Francisco. At this time, 1,007 developers in 166 cities participate in Foursquare API Meetups and hackathons around the world.

The Rules for the Foursquare Global Hackathon can be found on Foursquare's Hackathon page on HackerLeague.org. Hacks must be submitted to the voting site by the end of Sunday, January 6th (your local time zone).

A variety of prizes will be given out, and grand prizes include (but not limited to):

  • Foursquare TITLE BELT and a video conference with Dennis Crowley the CEO of Foursquare.
  • Ringing the NASDAQ Closing Bell in New York City along with your hack featured on their Times Square billboard.
  • Tickets to SXSW Interactive will be given to the best hack using the Foursquare and Mashery APIs (This prize is being provided by Mashery).

You can see the complete list of prizes on the official Foursquare Hackathon 2013 site.

Developers interested in participating in the Hackathon can sign up at Foursquare's Meetups Everywhere and HackerLeague pages.

Janet Wagner Janet is a data journalist and full stack developer based in Toledo, Ohio. Her focus revolves around APIs, data visualization, machine learning, and data-driven journalism. Follow her on Twitter: @webcodepro and on Google+

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