CHD FIVE Results

In the tech capital of the northern California part of the world; where innovation is king and investment is queen and free laundry service is some pampered prince; where brilliant minds have congregated en masse to change the world or at least make a shit ton of money;  70-or-so people came together and made some weird shit. 

Grand Prize Winner

Runner Up

Other Finalists


Ina Fried

Ina is the Senior Editor at Re/code. Follow her at @InaFried.

Pamela Fox

Pamela works on the programming curriculum at Khan Academy. Follow her at @PamelaFox.

Sean Percival

Sean is a VC at 500 Startups. Follow him at @Percival.

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Friday, September 26 - Hackathon Day One

  • Location: Parisoma - 169 11th St. at Natoma St.
  • 6:00PM: Doors open. Whiskey Friday!
  • 6:30PM: Dinner: Little Chihuaha
  • 7:00PM: Idea pitching & API demos
  • 8:00PM: Team formation
  • 8:30PM: Hacking begins
  • 11:30PM: Snack
  • Overnight: Participants are welcome to continue hacking overnight though it's completely optional. 

Saturday, September 27 - Hackathon Day Two

  • Location: Parisoma - 169 11th St. at Natoma St.
  • 9:30AM: Breakfast
  • 12:30PM: Lunch: Bicycle Bahn Mi
  • 4:00PM: Project summary due on Hacker League
  • 5:45PM: Dinner: Cathead's BBQ
  • 6:00PM: First round of demos. Participants will decide which teams move on to the Sunday finals.
  • 9:00PM: Everyone goes home to sleep like humans.

Sunday, September 28 - The Show

  • Location: Brava Theater - 2781 24th St. at York St.
  • 4:00PM: Finalists arrive for sound and tech check.
  • 6:00PM: Doors and bar open.
  • 7:00PM: Show starts.
  • 9:15PM: Awards announced and more drinks.
  • 9:30PM: Everyone high fives then quietly exits without spilling whiskey everywhere like drunk teenagers.