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AngelHack Silicon Valley 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

HPE, 1140 Enterprise Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94089

A Welcome Note

4 years. More than 250 hackathons. More than 72 cities around the globe. We’ve seen it all. And from all of these events, we’ve noticed one thing: Anyone. Can. Code.

Age, race, gender, experience level, it doesn’t matter. Passion and dedication is what you need to create apps and technologies that have never been imagined before. Implementation and creativity are what differentiate you. Mind and skill are what conquer all.

Welcome to AngelHack’s 9th Global Hackathon Series, where Anyone. Can. Code.


Let’s face it, prizes just make hackathons more fun. That’s why each year, we team up with our sponsors to bring you an awesome set of prizes. Drumroll please:


Grand Prize: An exclusive invite to our HACKcelerator

  • A 12-week Curriculum to turn your hackathon idea into a startup reality
  • A diverse network of both local and global mentors
  • Weekly guest speakers
  • A chance to fly to Silicon Valley for our Annual Global Demo Day and participate in a week of extensive pitch training!

Amazon Web Services

Challenge: Best use of AWS
Prize: Amazon Fire TV’s (1 per team member)

Prize for all attendees: $200 in AWS Credits per person

Wacom prize


Challenge: Develop an app for iOS, Android, web, or Windows that uses the WILL SDK with a focus on productivity, writing, games, or other novel uses of digital ink.

Global Prize

The top two WILL SDK projects from all over the globe will win the following:

  • Selected as finalists in the global Wacom Inkathon
  • All expense paid trip to CES in January 2017
  • Finalists will then pitch for a chance to win $10,000, $5,000, or $2500 prizes.

WILL SDK Link: https://developer.wacom.com/technologies/will-universal-ink

Global Prize Submission Link:  http://goo.gl/forms/tVJP8InYft


HPE Haven OnDemand

Challenge: Build the most innovative cognitive computing solution to augment human intelligence using the HPE Haven OnDemand natural language processing, machine learning, and predictive analytics APIs.

Prize: 1 Go Pro – Hero Session HD Waterproof Action Camera (up to 5)

Link: http://dev.havenondemand.com



Challenge: Best Use of Esri Technology

Prize: $1000 for team

For All Attendees: Build your solution with ArcGIS Developer Platform and you can register for the Esri Startup Program !

Another great resource for attendees to check is: http://esri.github.io



Challenge: Create an innovative application that can utilize the Striiv wearable to promote health and improve people lives.

Prize: (5) Touch wearable Striiv trackers



Challenge: Create the most innovative VR solution.

 *limited number of devices to rent at event

Prize: 5 Innovator Gear Headsets for prizes.

Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa

Challenge: Best use of Alexa voice service.
Prize: Amazon Echo (4)

Link: https://developer.amazon.com/appsand



Cloud Academy
Twelve Months free Professional PLUS Subscription to Cloud Academy’s Learning Resources for the *Grand Prize winning team*.
Everything is included:

  • Video Courses
  • Interactive Quizzes
  • AWS Certification Prep.
  • Learning Paths
  • Hands-on Labs
  • Downloadable Courses
  • Cloud Academy Certificates
  • Mobile app – both iOS and Android
  • Priority Support
  • Cloud Academy Community

This prize is worth $495.00 and is immeasurably more valuable.



Challenge: Use the PokitDok API platform to create an innovative solution for healthcare systems or consumers.

Prize: $3000 prize money (split between team)
up to $1250 in technical support (1 hour per team member)
up to $300 in API credits (250 credits per team member)
PokitDok Swag

Link:  www.platform.pokitdok.com


Nano Magnetics Ltd.

Challenge:Most innovative use of magnets in a hardware device.
Prize: Developer Kit and Nanodots GYROs


  • The Challenge is Simple. AngelHack’s nonprofit arm, Code For A Cause, is challenging superhero coders to build a technology that will have a positive impact on the world, people, or environment.
  • The Prize is Awesome. At the end of the 9th Global Series, the top three Code4Impact Award Winners will be invited to the AngelHack HACKcelerator Program. One of these three lucky teams will be flown out to San Francisco, for our 5th Annual Global Demo Day and will pitch to some of the largest Accelerators and Investors in the world, while meeting with leading social entrepreneurs. For more details click here.

Why AngelHack?

By joining an AngelHack hackathon, you are becoming part of a global, connected community of coders, innovators, and changemakers.

Beyond that, an AngelHack hackathon offers the following:

  • Games and activities to keep you PUMPED! (Nerf war anyone?)
  • The opportunity to work with other like-minded individuals
  • Awesome food, and LOTS of it. A hackathon is nothing without tons of food.
  • The opportunity to learn some new skill sets
  • Swag on swag on swag!

Never been to an AngelHack hackathon? You’re in for a treat! Here’s what you can expect.


Day 1

  • 09:00 AM : Doors Open to Attendees / Breakfast of Champions
  • 10:30 AM : Opening Ceremony and Sponsor Talks
  • 12:00 PM : Lunch
  • 01:00 PM : Coding Begins
  • 07:00 PM : Dinner

Day 2

  • 08:00 AM : Breakfast
  • 12:00 PM : Lunch
  • 01:00 PM : Hackathon Ends / Submissions due on hackathon.io.
  • 02:00 PM : Demos Begin / Demos only / No Slide Decks
    (If your demo doesn’t work, take us through the code of
    what you did and where you got stuck. It’s about showing what you’ve learned and not about pitching an idea)
  • 04:00PM: Winners are Announced / Prizathon!

Schedule subject to awesome changes. Stay Tuned!


We know some rules are meant to be broken, but you should probably stick by these:

  1. Fresh Code
    We all start coding at the same time. This is done to keep things fair. No one is allowed to come in and build on top of previous projects. It’s cool to work on designs beforehand, digital mockups, open source frameworks, and anything else available to everyone, but keep things within fair limits.
  2. Code Review
    Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning. This is to ensure that all code used is in fact fresh.
  3. Ownership and IP
    Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.
  4. Team Size
    Teams of up to 5 humans are allowed. You can also add 1 cyborg, Furby, drone, or Sphero.
  5. Submissions
    Each hackathon has its individual hackathon.io page, which projects should be submitted on. Submissions take place after 24 hours of pure hacking.
  6. DEMO your Hack
    You must demo your hack in order to present. No slide-decks or Powerpoint will be allowed. Two minute presentation and one minute Q&A from Judges.

Have a damn good time!


What should I build?

Let your gut guide you! We usually like to see projects that are innovative, and have the potential to improve or influence people’s lives. Try to build a hack that people can use, enjoy, and potentially scale. Most importantly, have fun with it and try to finish on time. We know you can only do so much in 24 hours, so it’s ok if your project is not perfect (yet).

Are there travel stipends?

Unfortunately, we cannot provide travel stipends for our global series.

Who can attend?

Anyone and everyone! Our attendees typically consist of junior developers looking to improve their skills, senior developers looking to expand their horizons, designers of all skill-sets, and serious entrepreneurs that can add value to teams. Bring your idea and let’s go!

If hackathon has sold out, we’ll allow in those with tickets first, and waitlisters IF there is still room.

How is the hackathon judged?

Let’s be honest, y’all can do better than Powerpoints. Which is why we rock with live DEMOS only! No exceptions. To win an AngelHack hackathon, you will have to demo your product for at least 30 seconds, but don’t worry if your project is still not 100% perfected. Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Impact: How impactful will this solution be for it’s target audience? Is it scalable?
  • Creativity: How original is this solution?
  • Design: How well designed is this solution, from front end through to UI/UX?
  • Execution: How well executed is this solution from start to finish?

Last thing. In this day and age of #selfies and #squad photos, it’s likely that photos and/or video will be taken at the event. By entering the venue, you’re giving us the OK to snap photos and post to social media.

For more info, don’t hesitate to visit our website www.angelhack.com or hit us up at info@angelhack.com.

We’re excited to see you there!

– The AngelHack Team


Sherilynn Macale

Founder & CMO at Stealth Startup

Renata Akhunova

US office for Life.SREDA venture fund

Adi Abili

Startups, Venture Capital, Tech

Adryenn Ashley

Founder at CrowdedTV

Pooja Gada

Full Stack Engineer at analyticsMD

Peter Truwit

Associate at Seraph Group

Beena Agarwal

CEO/CoFounder at Taiko Labs

Rania Hoteit

Co-founder and CEO at ID4A Technologies

Pim de Witte

Product management contractor, MSF UK


David Gilman

Junior iOS Developer at MxO



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