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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
Hi everyone,

I am one of the developers and founders of Hackevents. We started going to hackathons in 2013 and quickly found a need for a dedicated events calendar after missing multiple events –> so we just built one! πŸ“…

Fast forward to mid-2015, we expanded from puny Germany to grand Europe and finally THE ENTIRE WORLD!!! 🌍
We are super popular in the hackathon niche worldwide – that are not just students. We are supplying @devposthacks with upcoming hackathons and appreciate their work in the hackathon space as well.

We have been contemplating posting to @ProductHunt multiple times, but a website is never done. We are still actively working on the site, updating with new hackathons EVERYDAY, giving hackathon organizers full power over the display of their hackathons, and are open to suggestions :)

So for everyone who has never been to a hackathon πŸ£β€“ first-timers I'm looking at you –
OR people who are thinking to start going into computer science πŸ‘“ – learn those street skills first https://hikaruzone.wordpress.com... –
OR real hackathon champions, won a bunch of hackathons, financed their Apple Watches and Surfaces (which they don't use anymore) through hackathon winnings πŸ’°β€“ http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/24... –
OR people thinking to organize their own hackathon πŸ’‘β€“ make sure it doesn't clash with other hackathons on a particular weekend https://twitter.com/Hackevents/s...

HACKEVENTS IS THE PLACE FOR ALL OF YOU – no more looking through Eventbrite, Devpost, Meetup, Google (haha), Facebook, or Twitter because WE CAUGHT 'EM ALL!! 🎾 (best Pokemon ball emoji I found -_-)

Disclaimer: some inspiration for elements of the website definitely came from @andreasklinger's Product Hunt and the Twitter login. We are avid fans of @Twitter and wouldn't have gotten this reach without them!

Let me know what you think in the comments, looking forward to having an awesome discussion with you. πŸ’¬

Thanks for reading this far; you deserve a cookie πŸͺ
NOW JOIN YOUR NEXT HACKATHON AND THIS COULD BE YOU πŸ‘Ά πŸΌπŸ”œ πŸ‘Ύ
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@atgreenhill Thank you Alexandra. It's all about improving the hackathon ecosystem!
Sam DoshiΒ β€” Co Founder @ Relayo.com
@mfts0 @devposthacks @producthunt @andreasklinger @twitter nicely styled --- see a lot of people needing this
Stefan KPΒ β€” Developer
I gotta say, not only is this the best tool to find hackathons for beginners and experts alike, the guys behind are also masters in organizing hackathons. well done!
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@stefankp Thank you Stefan! Looking forward to having you at our next hackathon ;) Perhaps in Tokyo jk
Awesome!
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@_schickling Thanks for your continued support #approvedByAHackathonChampion
Ryan HooverΒ β€” Product Hunt
Great idea and I see you already added the Product Hunt (pajama-friendly) Hackathon. πŸ™Œ
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@rrhoover Thanks Ryan. Yes very much looking forward to PH hackathon 😜
Eva ZilsΒ β€” Online-Recruiting.net
It's a great site and tool. Hackevents delivers good traffic to my event page for the next HR Hackathon in Berlin. Good job, guys (and gals?) ;)
phaniΒ β€” Software Engineer
I first met Hackevents founders in London an year ago. They were doing to research and collecting data on Hackathons. I wasn't surprised to see them organising a successful Europe's biggest Hackathon last October. All the best to the team.
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@phanipasupula Hey Phani. So glad to have you in our lives! The hackathon bonds are truly strong and stretch beyond borders of countries and continents. See you soon πŸ˜ƒ
Michael R. BockΒ β€” Time Magazine's Person of the Year 2006
Very cool! It would be awesome if you could filter by hackathons that offer travel reimbursement.
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@michaelrbock Great idea Michael. That's not something we are currently collecting but I put it on the backlog and let organizers add a tag for their hackathon.
Super useful
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@steffenbuenau I'm glad we can provide you with the fastest way to find a hackathon
Troy PetrunoffΒ β€” AngelHack
Love it! Great job guys!
Sam DickieΒ β€” Founder of Design[io] | @fiilo_designs
Love this! I have been using various sites to find hackathons in London, hopefully this will become to one stop shop! Would be great if you could provide a short description of the event on the page without having to go to the register page, just a thought!
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@thisdickie Hey Sam, thanks for your invaluable feedback.
We are working tirelessly on adding as many hackathon to our site as we can find. Unfortunately, hackathons are short-lived, one-weekend events, hence every week a new supply of hackathons is needed. We have strengthened our relationships to hackathon organizers to give them access and power over their hackathons on Hackevents. Simply login, claim hackathon, and add a bunch of cool stuff.

Examples of upcoming & past hackathons are: http://hackevents.co/hackathon/g...
https://hackevents.co/hackathon/...
Nice One. Big ups!!!!, If it could automatically detect your city, country and get you suggestions, that would be cool.
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@orignmaster Hey Sam, thank you. That's definitely on our roadmap. We actually had this feature on the front page for a beta test but it was not 100% reliable and a bit buggy. Stay tuned! πŸ’ͺ🏼
Nate LeglerΒ β€” Farmer, Founder, Cattle Producer
Man this is great! Reminds me of when I was working on an events type iOS app that was going to be allow people to share when they were having hackathons and launch parties.

Well done!
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@natelegler Thank you Nate. What happened to your iOS app? Did you stop the development? We all ❀ hackathons
Nate LeglerΒ β€” Farmer, Founder, Cattle Producer
@mfts0 Oh just kinda have it on the back burner. Maybe I could raise it from it's grave and we could bounce some ideas off each other? Shoot me a DM on twitter.
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@natelegler Awesome will do!
Erik DunganΒ β€” Entrepreneur & Hacker
I like this. I love hackathons and finding ones for certain dates/locations has always been an unsolved problem in my opinion.

However, my question (and concern) is: how will you get (almost) all hackathons in there? How will you keep the site from going stale? Hackathons are, by nature, extra-curricular in nature (like side projects). It's really hard to keep something like this going strong for a long time. Especially if you're not making money from it.
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@callmeed you're right Erik, we aren't making money off the site. Luckily we have a main business that we are making money with πŸ˜‰βž‘οΈbuildmethisapp.com
We've been going strong - worldwide strong - since last August. We've collected and listed around 1500 hackathon since May 2015.
We have automated the hackathon aggregation engine so that there is minimal manual work by us. I can give you my word that hackevents will still be around when Python3 adoption overtakes Python2.xx πŸ˜‚
Ken RossiΒ β€” CardStack
Hey there, your search dropdown gets cut off in latest safari on yosemite.
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@kenrossi Thank you for the hint, Ken. We've got to do more testing on Safari πŸ™ˆ
FuruzonfarΒ β€” Founder, GOnnect
oh yeaaaa, about time we could find hackathons... GLOBALLY :D #iknowthefounder!
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@furuzonfar Yo Fuzzy! Great to have you join the part! Looking forward to meeting you again soon
Vikash RungtaΒ β€” LawArmy.com
This is a great idea. Would love to see hackathons by categories.
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Marc SeitzΒ β€” CWTFO at @Hackevents
@vrungta Great idea. We are sort of teasing categories but many hackathons don't really have a category or it's hard to find out. Definitely gonna add it tho; let organizers do it
Anton PerreauΒ β€” Digital Marketing Manager, Sony Pictures
Great idea!
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