Power the Future
a 36-hour hackathon to better all
forms of energy creation & consumption
On Saturday, Nov 2 and Sunday, Nov 3, dozens of developers, designers, makers, and creative problem solvers will be gathering at Betamore for Power the Future, a 36-hour hackathon focused on building apps and tools to better all forms of energy creation and consumption. There is $5,000 in cash and other prizes up for grabs!
Pitch an Idea
Anyone can pitch an idea. You can pitch an idea online, before the event here. You can also pitch an idea in person the morning of the event.
Teams will be formed around the ideas that have been pitched. Event organizers will help balance teams so that there is a nice mix of designers, developers, and non-technical professionals who can help prepare a final presentation your team will give on Sunday.
Begin Building a Prototype
For the presentations on Sunday, judges will be expecting a demonstrable prototype of your solution. No need to whip up a business plan, just show something working.
Work From Our Campus
We’ve stocked our campus with things to make this event fun. We’ll be playing music all night, HAVE plenty of drinks, snacks, and meals, and comfy areas for you to take a brief nap or brainstorm.
Present Your Demo
We’ve assembled a rockstar panel of judges that will watch your team’s five minute demo of your solution. Make sure it’s clean and tight.
Win Cash and Prizes
There is $5,000 up for grabs for the team that demos the best solution. We’ve also got iPads and other cool prizes to give away.
Power the Future is about building interesting things related to energy. To that point, we want our presentations to be more of a Show and Tell and less of a competition, however we do have some prizes to give away to teams that really exceed our expectations.
$3,000 to the team that best exceeds our expectations
Next Best Prize
$1,500 to the team that next best exceeds our expectations
Next Next Best Prize
$500 to the team that next next best exceeds our expectations
We also have a Nest Thermostat ($249 value) that we’ll give to a team that builds something very Hot!
Saturday, Nov 2
9:00am Registration, breakfast & coffee will be served
10:00am Official Kick-off and Welcome
10:15am Pitches begin
11:00am Teams are formed and projects are started
12:00pm Lunch (provided)
1:00pm Breakaway Workshops: API and “Programmable Things” (optional)
7:00pm Dinner (provided)
11:59pm Doors Close
Sunday, Nov 3
9:00am Doors Open, breakfast & coffee will be served.
12:00pm Lunch (provided) and Quick Group Check-in (15 mins)
2:00pm Projects Stop Time
3:00pm “Show and Tell” Begins
4:30pm Winners Announced and Happy Hour on Cross Street! (Ravens play the Browns at 4:30p!)