About this event
What is the Capital One 2015 SmallBizDev Hackathon?
The Capital One 2015 SmallBizDev Hackathons will bring together 120 talented developers, designers and entrepreneurs who are passionate about building relevant and impactful solutions for the small business community.
Attendees will have 24 hours to build working technology to create solutions pertaining to small businesses. Attendees may choose to solve for any roadblock that a small business may face including, but not limited to financing, increase in customer base, managing cash flow and other core issues. Solutions should be broad enough that any small business would be able to take advantage of the solution.
in any area of business processing. the next generation of tools for small businesses using a range of APIs from Stripe to Twilioprovided by Capital One.
Pre-Capital One Hackathon Virtual Session?
The Pre-Capital One Hackathon session is a virtual session hosted via WebEx on TBD from 6:30 pm PST to 8:30 pm EST (for Washington, DC event) and July 29, 2015 from 6:30 pm PST to 8:30 pm PDT (for San Francisco event). All developers, designers and entrepreneurs as well as sponsor evangelists are invited to join the session. Capital One will propose the hackathon challenge, introduce their technology and answer any questions to help ensure an amazing experience.
API Sponsors and technology partners will get 20 minutes to speak about their challenge and their technology. The purpose of this sessions is to prime the attendees, excite the attendees and also allow opportunity to Q&A. It’s important to remember that not all attendees will attend this, in fact we anticipate 20-30 attendees total, however those who do show-up are regarded as very important developers who are taking extra initiative to learn more about the event and sponsoring companies. If sponsors choose to present then screen sharing option will be available.
The session will be hosted on webex (the url will be sent via calendar invite to the designated evangelist) ticket holders will be invited and the session will also be made public via social media.
Saturday, August 8th
8:00 am Breakfast
11:00 am Opening Ceremony & Capital One/API Presentations
11:30am Coding Begins
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Breakout Sessions
6:00 pm Dinner
12:00 am Midnight Snack
Sunday, August 9th
8:00 am Breakfast
11:00 am Hackathon.io/Coding Submission Deadline
12:00 am Lunch
1:30 pm Judging
2:30 pm Awards
3:00 pm Closing
What is the Fresh Code Rule? All code developed as part of the Capital One Hackathon must be fresh. Before the start of the Capital One Hackathon, developers can create wireframes, designs an...
What is the Fresh Code Rule?
All code developed as part of the Capital One Hackathon must be fresh. Before the start of the Capital One Hackathon, developers can create wireframes, designs and user flows. They can also come with hardware. But to keep things fair, all code must be written onsite at the Capital One Hackathon. Other than that, almost anything goes and you can use any coding languages or open-source libraries.
Who Owns the IP?
Participants will own the rights to their work. Sponsoring companies may have their own terms and conditions for proprietary technology or content.