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About this event

Join us along with the best in TV, movies, entertainment technology, consumer electronics, APIs and SDKs to compete in the Comcast NBCUniversal Hackathon on June 21-22 at the new NBCUniversal Technology Center in Englewood Cliffs, followed by presentations, judging, and prizes at 30 Rock Studio 8H.

Prizes

  • Home-1st
  • "Developer Dream" Prize Pack
  • The team with the best judged entry for each of the technology partner challenges will win $1,500, a “devel...

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  • Home-2nd
  • Grand Prize
  • The team with the best judged entry will receive the grand prize of $5,000, the opportunity to pitch their ...

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Schedule

  • Saturday
  • Schedule
    9:00AM – Registration opens
    10:00AM – Open announcement & Challenges presented
    11:00AM – Team pitches
    11:30PM – Lunch
    12:00PM – Hackathon starts! Teams are formed and development begins, to be continued all day & all night
    11:00PM – Relaxation time
    12:00AM – Midnight Snacks


    Transportation Schedule
    7AM – Shuttle #1A, for set up staff and Partners – 30 Rock to Englewood Cliffs: Pick up under the NBC awning, 49th Street btw 5-6 Aves.
    8:30AM - Shuttle #2: – 30 Rock to Englewood Cliffs: Pick up under the NBC awning, 49th Street btw 5-6 Aves.
    9AM - Shuttle #3 – 30 Rock to Englewood Cliffs: Pick up under the NBC awning, 49th Street btw 5-6 Aves.
    9:30AM - Shuttle #1B – 30 Rock to Englewood Cliffs: Pick up under the NBC awning, 49th Street btw 5-6 Aves.
    12:30PM - Shuttle #2B – Englewood Cliffs to 30 Rock: Pick up at the NBCU Technology Center back entrance
    9PM - Shuttle #4 – Englewood Cliffs to 30 Rock: Pick up at the NBCU Technology Center back entrance (FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T HACK THROUGH THE NIGHT, THIS IS THE LAST BUS LEAVING FROM EC TO MANHATTAN)

  • Sunday
  • Schedule
    8:00AM – Breakfast
    11:30AM – Lunch
    12:00PM – Hacking concludes
    12:30 – Shuttle pick up - be whisked away to 30 Rock to present your app on the 8H stage!
    1:30PM – Arrive at 30 Rock
    2:30 PM – Demos and Judging commence at Studio 8H
    5:00PM – Winner announced/Prizathon!


    Transportation Schedule
    12:30PM - Shuttle #5 - Englewood Cliffs to 30 Rock: Pick up at the NBCU Technology Center back entrance
    12:30PM - Shuttle #6 - Englewood Cliffs to 30 Rock: Pick up at the NBCU Technology Center back entrances
    12:30PM - Shuttle #7 - Englewood Cliffs to 30 Rock: Pick up at the NBCU Technology Center back entrance
    6PM - Van - 30 Rock to Englewood Cliffs: Pick up at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (For anyone driving who has left their car at the Englewood Cliffs parking lot)

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Rules

ELIGIBILITY You must be 18 or older and a permanent legal US resident to participate. Employees of NBCUniversal, Comcast Corporation or any other entity associated with the h...

ELIGIBILITY
You must be 18 or older and a permanent legal US resident to participate. Employees of NBCUniversal, Comcast Corporation or any other entity associated with the hackathon, and any members of an employee’s or hackathon judge’s immediate family or household, are ineligible to win a prize at the hackathon. If you are employed, please carefully review and abide by your employer’s policies regarding your ability to participate in this hackathon. All participants will have to sign a hackathon participant agreement and acknowledge that they have read and agree to the complete official rules. Participant agreement and official rules will be provided to registered attendees at a later date.

TEAM SIZE & OVERNIGHT
You can compete on a team of one to five people. One team per person. Although staying overnight is not required, we highly recommend it.

JUDGING CRITERIA
All hackathon submissions will be judged on creativity, simplicity, impact and design.

OWNERSHIP AND USE OF IP
You will own what you build for the hackathon, though you must agree not to file for patents covering those items. The complete official rules may include restrictions on the use of certain third party materials within your prototype and other IP-related guidelines. Please read carefully.

DEMOS
Hackathon demos will be conducted at “30 Rock”. Only hackathon participants and individuals with verified passes may attend the demos. Each demo will be three minutes in length and the judges will have one minute for questions. Time limits are subject to change.