CHD SEVEN RESULTS

Our third Comedy Hack Day in the city by the bay provided us with some of the greatest demos we've ever seen. We could continue to hype them all or talk about SF Sketchfest and how we got to close out the entire festival with our incredible show... But we won't (even though we just did). Here are all our finalists from CHD 7. 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

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Other Finalists



The other 16 products created

  • Caternet: A suite of cat-related offerings, headlines by If This Then Cat. Visit the site. 
  • Comics Against Stupidity: Finding an easier way for comedians to lend their voice in the fight against public stupidity. 
  • Context.gif: Website that accesses your microphone, listens for words, and checks them against a database of GIFs to randomly generate GIFs that relate to everything you say. 
  • Doctors Without Morals: Helps you find the most questionable doctors in your area. Check out the beta and find Dr. Feelgood.
  • DrizzyAI: An automated Drake bot that learns and becomes more and more Drizzy-like with every question you ask it. Visit the site and ask Fake Drake any question on Twitter at @drizzyai.
  • Dude Friend Finder: Also known as "Brokay Cupid," it's the dating site for guys just looking for a buddy to chill with. 
  • Everything Free Forever: Buy, use, return, repeat. What if life were that simple? And that cheap. That's the dream of this site that collects return policy info from companies, checks them against your purchase history, and helps you live that dream. 
  • Fraze: Like an Exquisite Corpse game for your phone. Get a phrase, take a photo that encapsulates that phrase, and pass it along to a friend. Sign up to test the product.
  • Get A Life: What this product lacked in feasibility it made up for in ambition. Pay the site a hefty sum, give it access to your calendar, and in return you'll get a life. The site will set you up on dates, buy you concert tickets, reserve you tables at restaurants, and an array of other things that prevent you from ever being lame again. 
  • How Do You Like Them Apples?: 
  • Sausagefest: A dating site masked as a guide to hackathon food. Are you looking for sausages or tacos? Sausagefest offers to help you find exactly the right dish for your appetite. Check it out.
  • Startups Against Humanity: A very simple, yet hilarious game that started with the "like ____ for _____" construction and randomly generated options for each blank. Like an easy shortcut for an actual Comedy Hack Day idea. ;)
  • Translang: Slackbot intended to help non-millennials communicate with their younger coworkers. 
  • Urban Lingus: Using the Urban Dictionary API, this team created a game intended to help you better understand real American english. 
  • What Is Yahoo?: Using the eternal font of genius that is Yahoo Answers, this site creates a Jeopardy-style game that challenges you to guess the question that elicited the clue's response. Try it if it works!
  • Zipkid: Ever want to rent a kid? Zipkid would let you rent a kid. 

judges

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SCOTT AUKERMAN

Scott Aukerman, also known as Mott Skokerman, Hot Saucerman or Scottabot, is the host of "Comedy Bang! Bang!," the IFC show and the beloved podcast. @ScottAukerman.

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NATASHA LEGGERO

Natasha Leggero is an actress, writer and accomplished stand-up who stars in the Emmy nominated series "Burning Love." @NatashaLeggero.

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JONAH RAY

Jonah Ray is a writer/comedian originally from Kailua, Oahu. A co-host on the Nerdist Podcast with Chris Hardwick, Jonah also puts together a weekly comedy show at Meltdown Comic Books in Los Angeles, Ca with Kumail Nanjiani. @JonahRay.

VERONICA BELMONT

Veronica is a TV host, podcaster and budding writer based out of San Francisco. You can catch her every week on the Sword & Laser science fiction / fantasy podcast, and monthly on the Vaginal Fantasy hangout (it’s a book club, don’t worry). @Veronica.


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, FEBRUARY 6 - HACKATHON DAY ONE

  • Location: General Assembly - 225 Bush St, 5th Floor, SF (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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7 - HACKATHON DAY TWO

  • Location: General Assembly - 225 Bush St, 5th Floor, SF (map)
  • 9:30AM: Breakfast
  • 12:30PM: Lunch
  • 4:00PM: Project summary due on Hacker League
  • 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, FEBRUARY 8 - THE SHOW

  • Location: Marines Memorial Theater - 609 Sutter Street, SF (map)
  • 6:00PM: Doors and bar open.
  • 7:00PM: Show starts.
  • 9:15PM: Awards announced. More drinks.
  • 9:30PM: Go home!

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