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      November 12, 2013 - November 13, 2013

      Tuesday  10:00 AM - Wednesday 6:00 PM

      1290 Sutter Street
      San Francisco, California 94109

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      DevBeat Makeathon

      The 2013 DevBeat Makeathon is a brand new hardware hackathon for developers to build robots, wearables, or whatever they can dream up!

      The Makeathon is brought to you by Ford, and will be masterminded by our good friends at AngelHack.

      The Makeathon takes place during DevBeat -- VentureBeat's cutting edge developer event -- on November 12-13 in San Francisco. It starts at 10:00 am on the 12th, goes all night, and ends with the finalists presenting on the main stage at DevBeat at 5:30 pm on the 13th.

      We'll have food, drinks, and all the tools and components you'll need to create your masterpiece: fuses, wire, regulators, LEDs, tubing, batteries, 3D printers, soldering irons, and more. And if you have any materials you’d like to tinker with, feel free to bring them too.

      New to hardware? Not to worry. In the weeks leading up to DevBeat, we'll have an online forum where participants will form teams, share ideas, and drill down on projects. We're expecting 10-15 teams of 3-5 people, so space is limited!

      Top teams will get to present their projects to the full DevBeat audience -- 300+ experienced developers and press -- on the afternoon of the 13th.


      Prizes for the winning team include

      • Acceptace into AngelHack's HACKcelerator program
      • A free ticket to a 2014 VentureBeat event
      • A 'winner announcement' article on
      • A 3 Month Membership (valued at over $500) to TechShop


      The Ford Makeathon App Developer Challenge

      During the 2013 DevBeat Makethon, developers and makers will get a chance to work with Ford's SYNC AppLink Technology Development Kit (TDK) and Software Development Kit (SDK). With the TDK and SDK, developers can make and create exciting new apps that may access simulated vehicle data such as location, speed, drive train status and other pieces of information which can link to any Android or iOS device. Ford will also host a Master Class on how to connect your Android or iOS device to the SYNC TDK with the AppLink SDK, and create apps which can interact with the vehicle. From there, let your imagination run wild; use the TDK to interact with the outside world OR, use the outside world to present information inside the vehicle with the TDK.

      Prizes for the winning team include

      • Ford will pick one winner with the best idea using the SYNC TDK and the software development kit and give that team their own TDK ($5,000 value) and the opportunity to continue development of their app for potential commercial launch. The winning team will also receive an all-expense paid trip to showcase their app as part of the Ford display at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.

      Note: Participation in the 2013 DevBeat Makeathon will not give you access to the concurrent DevBeat event. For more information on DevBeat, go here.

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