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Kristen Scheven

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About this event

After all, isn’t that the beauty of technology? The chance to make your life more efficient while creating a unique space to call home; the mixture between ambience and innovation. We’ve seen technology attempt to tackle this issue, but there’s something missing: a holistic approach. The possibilities around personalized, connected home experiences are endless.

Do you envision a home system that blends music with scent? An interconnected room that uses feeling, sight and smell to create an atmosphere based solely on temperature? Maybe a security system that alerts the senses when prompted? The solution will be up to you during P&G’s Febreze Home Hack.

With more than $10,000 in prizes, this two-day hackathon will bring together developers, designers and entrepreneurs from all over Silicon Valley to work on solutions for the future of personalized homes.


  • Home-1st
  • Grand Prize
  • $5,000 cash prize Dedicated Mentorship Sessions with P&G experts P&G Swag Bag Febreze Homes

  • Home-2nd
  • Most Innovative Prize
  • 2 Hackers will win an Internship at PARC

  • Home-3rd
  • Best use of the Google Assistant or Nest API
  • Each member of the winning team may choose any Nest product or a Google Home.



  • Saturday
  • Saturday

    9:00am Doors Open & Breakfast

    10:30 am Opening Ceremony & Presentations

    11:30am Coding Begins

    12:00 pm Lunch

    1:00 pm Breakout Sessions

    6:00 pm Dinner

    8:00 pm Pitch Workshop and Febreze Home Smelling Contest

    12:00 am Midnight Snack

    12:00 – 8:00 am Hack through the night

  • Sunday
  • Sunday

    7:00 am Breakfast

    12:00 pm Lunch

    1:00 pm Submission Deadline

    2:00 pm Judging Begins

    3:30 pm Judge Deliberation

    4:00pm Awards

    4:30 pm Closing



We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably stick by these: Fresh Code We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. No one is al...

We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably stick by these:

  1. Fresh Code
  2. We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. No one is allowed to come in and build on top of previous projects. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.
  3. Code Review
  4. Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.
  5. Ownership and IP
  6. Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.
  7. Team Size
  8. Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed. You can also add 1 cyborg, Furby, drone, or Sphero.
  9. Submissions
  10. Each hackathon has its individual page, which projects should be submitted on. Submissions take place after 24 hours of pure hacking.
  11. DEMO your Hack
  12. You must demo your hack in order to present. No slide-decks or Powerpoint will be allowed. Two minute presentation and one minute Q&A from Judges.
  13. Have a damn good time!

How is the hackathon judged?

  • Impact: How impactful will this solution be for it’s target audience? Is it scalable?
  • Creativity: How original is this solution?
  • Design: How well designed is this solution, from front end through to UI/UX?
  • Execution: How well executed is this solution from start to finish?