Coloft Hackfest And Your Chance At $4K In Cash! All Thanks to BetterWorks

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Still unsure about your weekend plans?  Well for all the coders out there why not take your chances at $4k!  This Sunday BetterWorks is hosting Coloft Hackfest in Santa Monica, CA,and what better way to spend your weekend then with an amazing group of individuals from your local Southern California Tech scene.

There is still time to signup!

Register for coloft hackfest presented by betterworks

The Deets

Enterprise Software sucks, and if you’re an engineer or product designer, we invite you to join this hackathon to reinvent business 2 business software. The goal is to take the complicated out of softwares like CRMs and project management tools and turn them in to simple, beautiful and usable products.


First Prize: $3,000 –> o_O
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $250
Judges Prize: $250


Sizhao Yang: Co-founder of BetterWorks. Co-creator of Farmville and the technical platform for Zynga.
George Ishii: Co-founder of BetterWorks. Co-founder of Yammer, and Geni. Early designer of Paypal.
Josh Woods: Senior Engineer at BetterWorks. Co-creator of the Lotus Share platform, which powers the new Lotus Connections Files and Wikis components at IBM. 8 patents pending, and world programming finalist.

Using open source projects, the idea is to create a technical masterpieces that will make the workplace better whether it’s project management, a customer relations management system, a point of sale system, expense reports, bug creation tools, developer tools, and/or a diferent system that no one’s ever heard of.


Come by yourself and team up or bring your engineering/product design friends. We can have teams of 2-5 people comprised of engineers and UI designers. There will be technical and product mentors there to help.


Sunday August 14th 9am-5pm
Whatever is done is done. Demos and awards start at 5:30pm.


Hackathon using open source projects (Apache, Mysql, Hbase, Cassandra, Ngnix, Erlang, and more ). Food and drinks are provided throughout the night. Technical and product mentors are provided roaming across the entire place. T-shirt for Hackathon attendees will be provided as well. Projects will be judged on technical merit, product feasibility, and UI design.


Coloft –> 920 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401


$25 per person (50% off with a valid student ID)
Lot’s of food and caffeine will be provided.

Efren Toscano

Efren Toscano founded TechZulu in the heart of Southern California: Orange County. Focused on providing a platform to showcase all that is happening here in the tech and media space. TechZulu is rapidly growing to be the hub for Southern California technology companies news source. Efren has been chosen as one of LA Weekly's People of 2009 and selected as a Top 20 MostPublic Individuals in Los Angeles in Tech and Biz by NowPublic. He divides his time between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and tech events around the US.

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