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The Hackathon Is On!

TechCrunch TechCrunch 4/05/2014 Jordan Crook

The Hackathon is officially underway here in the Manhattan Center in New York City, where hundreds of coders have gathered under one roof to build something awesome and hopefully make a few friends.

The Hackathon has always been the way we kick off our Disrupt NY conference each year, and as usual, this year is better than any Hackathon before.

We have some incredibly talented coders who are using some amazing APIs, thanks to our sponsors, with $5,000 going to the winner and a number of sponsor prizes to be handed out.

The coders have exactly 24 hours to build and then one minute to pitch on stage. The top three hacks will then have the chance to do their pitch on the Disrupt main stage.

We’ll be tracking the happenings of the Hackathon throughout the weekend, with live streaming coverage of the presentations starting tomorrow afternoon.

Tickets to Disrupt are still available and can be purchased .

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