Preceding the Disrupt Conference is Hackathon weekend on December 5-6, where  developers and engineers descend from all over the world to take part in a 24-hour hacking endurance test. Teams join forces to build a new product, present it on the Disrupt stage to a panel of expert judges and an audience of tens of thousands and compete for a variety of prizes, including the chance to win free tickets to the Disrupt Conference. Products created at the Disrupt Hackathon have seen great success beyond the event, like GroupMe which was created overnight and ultimately acquired by Skype for $80M.

Hackathon Sponsors


$18,600 in prizes

Grand Prize

Hack Disrupt 2nd Place

Hack Disrupt 3rd Place


Best use of Esri ArcGIS mapping technology wins $5,000 prize ($2,500 cash, plus $2,500 ArcGIS Online subscription).

William Hill

The winning team will receive William Hill’s Ultimate Sporting World Tour. Taking in Australia, Las Vegas and Spain, the winners will tour the world receiving the kind of sporting and gaming experiences even non-sports fans wouldn’t want to miss out on.
Drawing on William Hill’s connections, the winners will receive the full VIP treatment as they attend the football in Madrid, soak up a weekend of seasonal sport in Sydney, and take in the lights of Vegas during a weekend at the casinos.
Along the way they’ll get to experience life in William Hill offices across the globe - with lots of potential career opportunities along the way – a prize package only possible thanks to our contacts around the world.


The most interesting app utilising the Clover platform. Examples can include employee management, order and collect, table layout and order management, dynamic menus, Apple Watch integration, or whatever retail and restaurants might need! All ideas welcome!


The team that create the most ingenius and accurate engine will win 4 Samsung 40inch 4k TVs plus other TV-related prizes.

Zalando (3)

1st Place Parrot DRONE 2.0 Elite Edition
2nd Place 500 GBP
3rd Place 300 GBP

Humm (2)

Create something special, and you could win a Sonos speaker, €1,000 and 18 months free access to the Humm API


Aol, Most interesting App - £5,000


Star Wars BB8 Sphero Droids
Prizes will be given to the team with the most rad application using Twilio's API. Especial points awarded to any team integrating with Twilio on more than one communication channel such as Voice, SMS, Voip and Video. We love apps that solve real life problems.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Natalie Campbell

Natalie Campbell

Asa Calow

Asa Calow

Raph Crouan

Raph Crouan

Marily Nika

Marily Nika

Taylor Wescoatt

Taylor Wescoatt

Judging Criteria

  • Scale of Awesome
    Judges will be focusing on creativity, cleverness, and that deep-down sense of “Whoaaaaaaa“

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