I’ve had a handful of people ask me how to find Hackathons. Unfortunately, there is no single location where all Hackathons in LA are listed. Until now. Don’t know which ones to attend? Not my problem (but I tried to leave info for each event to help guide you).
Quick note, Startup Weekend’s are only kind of a hackathon, but close enough that I’m listing them here.
September 27, 28, 29
Entertainment + Media Startup Weekend @ Amplify
This is the first ever Startup Weekend focused on Entertainment + Media, happening at Amplify LA, your local accelerator located in Venice. On a kind of related note, I love how close they are to the beach.
September 28, 29
On Deck Cup 2013 @ Yahoo
This one is focused on sports! Don’t know much about it otherwise since I just heard about it this week.
October 4 – 6
#HackforGood w Geeklist @ Coloft
This three day free hackathon starts Friday night, put together by Geeklist, a social network for developers. You can read more about it on their blog post here. Lots of serious sponsors!
October 5, 6
Website Weekend LA @ Kleverdog
Coding for a cause! At this one, you’ll be volunteering to help build websites for non-profits. Sure, might not be technically challenging, but will make you feel good for sure.
CASH Music @ Wemo Lab
LA Open Source Hackathon @ Coloft
This one’s not a contest or challenge. Just a friendly environment for devs to get together and work on Open Source stuff.
Music Hack LA Hackathon @ WeWork
A music focused hackathon. Seems like this one might be smaller, but it’s a solid 7 hours and more importantly, free.
October 18, 19
The two-day hackathon is part of a larger conference for developers in LA. This is the first DeveloperWeek in LA, modeled after a successful one up in SF. Same organizer as DataWeek happening in SF this weekend.
November 2, 3
Angelhack – AppHACK
Worldwide hackathon that happens over the course of Nov & Dec, this year the theme is mobile apps. The LA one is currently scheduled to be Nov 2 & 3, but since it’s location is TBD, perhaps the date could still change too?
“The Internet of Things” Hackathon & Accelerator Series
Don’t know much about this except that there are 4 regional hackathons, and a final hackathon in Vegas during CES. Given the name & CES connection, I feel like there’s gotta be some hardware involved. No info on location at this point.
November 22, 23, 24
Startup Weekend LA @ Coloft
It’s back! My favorite startup event at Coloft. Tickets aren’t up on sale yet, but we have a slight twist this time around you should look forward to.
December 7, 8
Hack for LA
With a focus on civic-hacking, you’ll be building apps/websites that help make your city better. The Hack for LA that happened in July drew over 450 attendees, Will.i.am helped promote the event, and Eric Garcetti spoke. No event details are up yet, but keep an eye out for this one.
Know of others? Leave a comment.