Join us at the Think Big Partners for the 2nd Annual Techweek Kansas City Hackathon

Techweek is proud to host a 24-hour hackathon - join developers and hackers for an all-day frenzy of fun, camaraderie and coding. At the end, each team will have created an entirely new application that they will showcase to a panel of judges in the hopes of being crowned the winners!

Updated Schedule: 

  • 11:45am on Saturday: Hackers arrive
  • 12:00am: API workshop
  • 1:00pm: Hackers begin working, lunch is served 
  • 7:00pm: Dinner is served 
  • 9:00am Sunday: Breakfast is served (we'll have snacks on hand during odd hours) 
  • 10:00am: Pencils down for hackers, no more coding. Hackers sumit work
  • 10:15am: Presentations begin
  • 11:45am: Winners & prizes announced
  • 12:00pm: Event concludes 

View full rules


$5,280 in prizes

Cash Prize

Grand Prize Team will receive a $2000 Cash Prize (up to 4 members)

4 Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Edition Quadcopters

Techweek Executive Level Tickets (2)

Grand Prize Team (4) and Runner-Up Team (4) members will receive a Techweek Executive Ticket to a 2016/2017 city of their choice ($150 value)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • You must be 18 or older to participate in the challenge.
  • Teams can consist of one but no more than four.
  • Teams of eligible individuals can enter.
  • Teams of eligible individuals may enter on behalf of a company, non-profit, and other legal entities may enter.


  1. What to create: functioning software application; demonstration video; screenshots
  2. Platforms: iOS; Android; Mobile Web; Web; Mac Desktop; Windows Desktop; Cerner HL7 FHIR® Standard API


Gabe Henkes - Software Architect

Gabe Henkes - Software Architect

Paul Barham

Paul Barham
Captain Code For Kansas City

Aaron Deacon

Aaron Deacon
Managing Director at KC Digital Drive

Bill Ayakatubby

Bill Ayakatubby
Senior Software Engineer

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
    Are you solving a real problem in an interesting way? You are not required to explain how your app makes money, unless that is part of the problem you solve.
  • Presentation
    How will did you present?
  • Progress
    How much progress did you make on your application?