CHD Eight RESULTS

Forever known as the Comedy Hack Day where the internet completely dropped 20 minutes before showtime and we had to hotspot a T-mobile phone and tape it to a wall next to a backstage door leading out to an alleyway. In other words, the most stress-free CHD of all time. Fortunately for us, we had seven incredible finalists with amazing apps and even more amazing patience. Here's everything that got made... 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

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Other Finalists


The other 16 products created


judges

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MICHAEL IAN BLACK

Michael Ian Black is an American comedian, actor, writer, and director. He has starred in several TV comedy series, including The State, Ed, Viva Variety, Stella, and Michael & Michael Have Issues. @MichaelIanBlack

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APARNA NANCHERLA

Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don’t be scared! She’s a joke entrepreneur who pedals in both writing and performance (AKA scribble-scrabble and jibber-jabber). In fact, she most recently wrote for and sometimes appeared on the late, great Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, on FX-then-FXX. @aparnapkin

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ANIL DASH

Our first-ever returning CHD judge! Anil judged the first-ever Comedy Hack Day, and almost equally impressive: he is a co-founder or board member for a metric crap-ton of great companies. @AnilDash

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CHRISTINA WARREN

She’s the senior tech correspondent at Mashable, which gives her the all-important CHD crown of “Judge Who Will Call You Out On Your Vaporware”. @Film_Girl


HOSTED BY

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BARATUNDE THURSTON

Baratunde is the CEO and co-founder of Cultivated Wit. He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet The Onion. He writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and contributes to the MIT Media Lab as a director’s fellow. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics, has advised the Obama White House, has more than 10 years experience in standup comedy, and more than 30 years experience being black.


FULL CHD SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, MAY 15 - HACKATHON DAY ONE

  • Location: General Assembly - 902 Broadway, 4th Floor, NYC (map)
  • 5:30PM: Doors open
  • 6:15PM: Dinner
  • 7:00PM: Idea pitching & API demos
  • 8:00PM: Team formation
  • 8:30PM: Hacking begins
  • 11:30PM: Snack
  • 12:00AM: GA CLOSES (No overnight this time, folks)

SATURDAY, MAY 16 - HACKATHON DAY TWO

  • Location: General Assembly - 902 Broadway, 4th Floor, NYC (map)
  • 9:30AM: Breakfast
  • 12:30PM: Lunch
  • 4:00PM: Projects due
  • 5:45PM: Dinner
  • 6:00PM: Semi-final round of demos. Participants will decide which teams move on to the Sunday finals.
  • 9:00PM: Beer, beer, beer.

SUNDAY, MAY 17 - THE SHOW

  • Location: The New School - 66 West 12th Street, NYC (map)
  • 6:00PM: Doors and bar open.
  • 7:00PM: Show starts.
  • 9:15PM: Awards announced. More drinks.
  • 9:30PM: Afterparty. Details to come.

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