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Santiago Hackathon invites developers to create Windows app in 24 hours

Save the date: On April 13th and 14th, the best developers, designers, entrepreneurs and students based in Chile will compete to win the Santiago Hackathon.

With 150 competitors, the Santiago Hackathon is one of the biggest tech events hosted in Santiago this year. The participants will have 24 hours to create incredible products and have the chance to work with Chilean and foreign entrepreneurs from all over the world alike.

It will be about 24 hours of working and the challenge isn’t easy; the ‘hustlers’ will work all night long, heads will be spinning and in the end everybody will be dead tired, but hopefully happy with their final product.

How does it work?

The participants will be divided in teams of 3 to 10 people – you can arrive with an existing team or join a new team there. The event starts with the pitch of all the ideas and then, after 24 hours of work, the teams present the applications they developed for Windows Phone and for Windows 8, and the winners will be announced. Some of the prizes include (2) Xboxes and (2) Kinects.

The Santiago Hackathon is sponsored by Microsoft and organized by Start-Up Chile of Corfo along with some entrepreneurs of the program: Nathanael Smith and James Turner, co-founders of AdLastGael Guillet, co-founder of Scribz, and Nicolás Araujo, co-founder of Nubelo.

The event will take place on Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th in U. San Sebastián (campus bellavista).

Are you interested

…but have never taken part in a Hackathon and have no idea what the hell everybody’s talking about? (Don’t worry, you’re not alone ;-) )! Check it out now!

You want to participate?

Register here and now!

There is a 50% discount for all the Start-Up Chile participants.

Do you have any further questions about the Santiago Hackathon? Get them answered!