Election Hackathon in DC Oct. 6-7, 2012



The Washington Post Event Space
1150 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 5:00 PM


What is the Election Hackathon?

The Election Hackathon is a chance for developers to show off their skills and shed light on the upcoming Presidential Elections. The hackathon will take place from Saturday, October 6th to Sunday October 7th. We are looking for innovative, useful and relevant apps that leverage data from The Washington Post, NPR, and Sunlight Labs API's, as well as any other additional sources you think may be relevant. At the end of the hackathon, the developers who create the best, most inspiring apps will receive prizes in various categories.


Developers who are interested in the 2012 Presidential Elections and who will be in the Washington D.C. area on October 6th and 7th. Register now, space is limited.

When & Where

October 6th and 7th, 2012, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington D.C.


To shed new light on the Presidential Election in the form of innovative and creative apps. Also to have fun. Also there will be prizes for the best apps.


Saturday, October 6th, 2012
  • 8:00 AM Registration opens, coffee, bagels, get crazy
  • 11:00 AM Hackathon begins, and API demos, workshops and office hours throughout the day
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
  • 6:00 PM Dinner
  • 7:00 PM – TBA More Building
Sunday, October 7th, 2012
  • 9:00 AM Breakfast
  • 12:00 PM Submission Deadline
  • 1:00 PM Lunch - Judges select finalists to show demos
  • 3:00 PM Demos begin
  • 4:30 PM Winners announced
  • 5:00 PM Hackathon Ends


You can get access to these APIs right now and start learning, exploring and coming up with ideas! Make sure you sign up prior to the hackathon.

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