December 9th, 2012
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We got the HackDay finalists!

So after a fun-filled 24 hrs, there were 13 teams still standing at HackDay Miami.  Each team had 3 minutes to pitch their hacks, and we got to see some cool demos that ranged from 3d printed figurines that were embedded with NFC chips to raspberry pi’s that acted as a dashboard server for networking events.  

The full list was:

  • Hackplify
  • NFC Games
  • HipsterFilm
  • BlipBy
  • GameDevelopersGuild
  • Chorus
  • Introduced.co
  • AxcidScriptMarket
  • PriceMagic
  • EduTrak
  • AskMeOut
  • Home Automation App
  • MedPoint App

A panel of judges that include Martin Varsavsky (Fon), Ben Wirz (Knight Foundation), Boris Hirmas (Tres Mares Group), Artem Mikhlin (Angel Investor) and Faquiry Diaz (Tres Mares Group), scored the teams on seven different dimensions to select the five finalists that will present at the AVCC.  And the finalistas are:

  • NFC Games - Figures embedded with NFC chips that can interact with digital games through a custom tablet case (also 3d printer) connected to audio jack.
  • Chorus - App to simulcast music within local network.
  • Introduced.co - Application and hardware device (built with Raspberry Pi) that allows event attendees to stay connected without relying on outside internet connection (which usually sucks at large events).
  • PriceMagic - Price optimization platform for e-commerce retailers.
  • AskMeOut - Dating service that algorithmically finds best match within your social network and pairs couples that want to mutually connect.

The finalistas will attend the Wayra bootcamp and prepare to pitch their hacks as potential startups at the AVCC conference next Friday.

Best of luck to all of them!!

December 9th, 2012
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Good morning hackers! Beautiful day in Wynwood and the world is about to get rocked with some killer HackDay demos at 2pm.  Super excited that will have some surprise tech rockstars that will be coming over to judge the demos and share their wisdom with us…

December 9th, 2012
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How many hackathons do you know that bring BBQ to the hackers?  This is how we roll at HackDay…

December 9th, 2012
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The Replicator 2 in action at HackDay.  After peeling what looked like a big block of plastic, a badass Mech emerged!

December 9th, 2012
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Due to this subtle piece of art in the front of LAB Miami, we had several Art Basel visitors that walked into HackDay to find 50 hackers creating their own art…

December 8th, 2012
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One of the cool things about this HackDay is that is being hosted at LAB Miami, which is in the heart of Wynwood, where Art Basel is taking place.  

You can just walk outside and see some of the coolest artists in the world decorating the city with their creations.  

We even have a few cool works of our own inside the space left over from LAB’s opening party last Thursday, like the Égalité mural.

December 8th, 2012
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Hackers wasted not time and started coding as soon as HackDay kicked off at 12pm.

December 8th, 2012
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HackDay Miami is in full effect, with over 50 hackers ready to show what they can do.  The day started with the award to the applicant that scored the highest Codility result.  Henrique, the 17 year old from Brazil, not only scored the highest scored to take his new iPad Mini back to his home in Brazil, but was also the only won that solved the Fibonacci problem that was provided in the test.  Awesome work Henrique!

December 6th, 2012
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50 invites to HackDay Miami have been sent out!

If you applied for HackDay, check your mailbox right now as you might have been one of the lucky 50 hackers (54 to be exact) that have been invited to compete for the $50k HackDay Miami Grand Prize.

We will surely have an awesome time.  We have some amazing food, including a BBQ on Satuday night, and plenty of energy drinks to keep your awake for those grueling 24 hrs.

If you have not received an invitation, maybe you can join us next year.  See you on Saturday!

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