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About this event

Join the Hearst Corporation, one of the world's largest diversified media company and publisher of top selling magazines with 20 U.S. titles and 300 international editions such as Elle, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Esquire and Marie Claire.

This overnight premiere hackathon will surely excite even the most avid of hackers with gourmet food, exclusive sponsored gifts and clothing. Don't forget top fashion industry judges and surprise guest appearances throughout the event with continuous treats for all attendees.

Prizes include access to exclusive VIP Fashion Week shows & events, use of your hack in NYFW events, $10,000+ in cash prizes, and mentorship from Hearst Corporation to help take your app to the next level.


  • Home-3rd
  • $2500.0
  • Audience Choice Award. Given to the team with the most likes on their hackathon.io project. Be fair, be vir...



  • Saturday
  • Schedule revised for snowmeggedon. Doors open at 1pm Saturday.

    1:00 PM - Hearst welcome, introduction and API demos

    2:00 PM - Developers pitch ideas and form teams

    2:30 PM - Hearst and participating APIs provide guidance and mentorship on what to build

    4:00 PM- Sponsor Deep Dive - HEARST

    4:30 PM- Sponsor Deep Dive - DOCUSIGN

    5:00 PM- Sponsor Deep Dive - SPOTIFY

    5:30 PM- Sponsor Deep Dive - HTC

    6:00 PM - Evening reception and dinner

    7:00 PM- Sponsor Deep Dive - SINGLY

    7:30 PM- Sponsor Deep Dive - TOKBOX

    8:00 PM- Sponsor Deep Dive - MICROSOFT - contact then @ladynaggaga

    8:30 PM- Sponsor Deep Dive - Gilt

    12:00 AM - Late-night snack HACK THROUGH THE NIGHT -- toys, bean bags, and arcade machines, O My!

  • Sunday
  • 7:00 AM - Breakfast

    10:00 AM - Final round of mentorship

    12:00 PM - Lunch

    1:00 PM - Submission deadline

    1:30 PM - Presentations

    4:00 PM - Winners announced/closing remarks



Coding Language: Applications may be built in any code that you please. Fresh Code: You can use APIs, open source libraries, previously built hardware, sprites, wireframes, and any design ...

  1. Coding Language: Applications may be built in any code that you please.

  2. Fresh Code: You can use APIs, open source libraries, previously built hardware, sprites, wireframes, and any design elements you’d like, but all back-end code must be new. You can work on the concept for your application before the competition starts, make digital mockups, even database entity diagrams. However, no production assets of any kind can be created until the start of the official competition period on Saturday.

  3. Teams: A team can consist of up to 5 people and may consist of only 1 person.

  4. Submissions: Each team must submit by 2:00 pm on Sunday in order to demo their application to the judges.

  5. Presentations: Presentations will start at 2:30pm on Sunday. You will have 2 minutes to present your idea to the panel of judges and then have a 60 second Q and A period. You'll have access to a microphone, VGA cords, and projector to display your application. We want to see demos of your idea/application, not power point presentations.

  6. IP: We are all working together to facilitate the open exchange of ideas. Anyone - you, Hearst and the sponsors - are free to pursue and further develop any ideas with or without each other. Your use of the Hearst or Sponsor APIs must be in accordance with the relevant API Terms of Use. Any content contained in the APIs (e.g. photos, text) are to be used solely for this Hackathon and may not be used for any other purpose.

  7. How You Will Be Judged: The judges are looking for ideas and applications that can disrupt the fashion space using the Hearst or sponsors’ APIs. The idea or application must focus on mobile solutions that the judges determine can be developed into a working product within the next 6 months.

  8. Miscellaneous: Hearst has the right to disqualify any team or team member who it believes is cheating or is threatening, harassing, or annoying any other team or team member, Hearst or any sponsor. If for any reason the event is not capable of running as planned by Hearst, Hearst has the right to cancel or stop the Hackathon or change how the Hackathon is run. You understand by participating in the Hackathon that no confidential or contractual relationship will be established between you, Hearst and/or the sponsors. The judges’ decisions are final and uncontestable.