Welcome to the Disrupt Europe 2014 Hackathon! Our Hackathons are crazy, exciting, exhausting events where hundreds of coders and developers come together to form teams which have just shy of 24 hours to build something amazing from the ground up.

Schedule of Events for TechCrunch Hackathon at Old Billingsgate

Saturday, October 18, 2014

12:30pm – Registration opens and lunch is served

Dedicated area for people to network to form hack teams

1:30pm – Hacking Kickoff

2:00-6:00pm – API Workshops TBA

7:00pm – Dinner

Midnight – Food and snacks

Sunday, October 19, 2014

7:00am – Breakfast served

9:30am – Hacking concludes and hacks submitted to ChallengePost wiki

10:00am – General public welcome to enter to attend hackathon presentations

11:00am – Hackathon presentations begin

2:00pm* – Hackathon will conclude with final awards and recognitions will be provided by the judges. *The final awards may be held earlier or later depending on the duration of hack presentations.

- Please note, times are subject to change


Any developer or designer with a ticket is eligible to enter the hackathon.


Participants must create a functioning prototype or MVP of a new product. The idea of the hack can be conceived previously however all code must be completed within the time limits of the event.

Hackathon Sponsors


£3,500 in prizes

Disrupt EU 2014 Overall Winner

Disrupt EU 2014 Runner Up (2)


$500 GBP for the winning team exhibiting the best use of the CrunchBase API.

ESRI Mapping

$5,000 prize for best use of Esri technologies ($2,500 cash + $2,500 online subscription.) Are you using maps or location services? Check out our developer tools at https://developers.arcgis.com. Check out more examples and documentation at https://developers.arcgis.com https://github.com/Esri

Evernote (2)

The best overall app in [design, utility, api, originality] that works with the Evernote API. All members (4 max) receive an iPad mini

Best Mashery App

Best Intel Edison App

Intel will be offering the Mashery Prize to the team that makes best use of an API in their directory. The winning team will each be given a Parrot Jumping Sumo Wi-Fi Controlled Insectoid Robots (w/ camera) PLUS Intel® Basis watches (one robot and one watch per team member for up to a team of four (4) developers).


The team making the best use of Matrix APIs will receive an awesome Trossen Robotics PhantomX Hexapod robot overlord! Our judgement will be based on the innovation factor, technical challenge and coolness of the hack. Custom Award Value $1,200

Ministry of Justice

Private tour of the UK Supreme Court followed by a meeting with MoJ Digital's Chief Digital Officer for the best hack that using MoJ resources to help victims of crime.

NEXMO - Best use of Nexmo API

YodaPhone for each team member (Max of 4)

NEXMO - Best Use of NI

YubiKey NEO for each team member (Max of 6) + £100 Amazon gift card

Most Creative Use of Nexmo’s API

V911 RC Copter for each member (Max of 6)


Paymill – your one-stop shop for online payments – is offering a Pebble Watch to every member of the team that makes the best use of the PAYMILL API for their project.


Best Use of the Twilio API wins 4 amazing Lego sets from the LEGO movie!


Yammer will be donating 4 XBox Ones to the team that they judge to have made the best use of their API over the weekend.


The team of hackers (max 5 people) with the most innovative and creative approach of using their API to take our customers to a unique shopping journey will an amazing AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition from Parrot as well as a 300 Euro Zalando shopping voucher.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

HACKERS & DEVS – Tickets are for Developers who wish to participate and work on hack projects to present ONLY. If you are not working on a project please DO NOT register for a Hacker Ticket. Tickets are available on a limited basis.

SPONSORS – There are many ways for companies to partner with the Hackathon. At Disrupt EU, we’ve had sponsored API platforms for hackers to develop on, as well as several amazing contests, with companies offering cash and in-kind prizes. To learn how you can provide support for the developer community, please contact sponsors@techcrunch.com.


Camille Baldock

Camille Baldock

Eric Brotto

Eric Brotto

Claudia De Antoni

Claudia De Antoni

Tak Lo

Tak Lo

Melinda Seckington

Melinda Seckington

Judging Criteria

  • Scale of Awesome
    Judges will be focusing on creativity, cleverness, and that deep-down sense of “Whoaaaaaaa“

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