OpenCandy is proud to announce a 23-hour hackathon located in downtown San Diego.

Come join 50 fellow developers and designers in a marathon of brainstorming, designing, and coding - culminating with a presentation of your hack and prizes for the winners.

Once you’re done presenting your hack, we will have a post-hack party at a hot San Diego nightclub - VIP style, for free.

There are only two rules as to what you may build:

Must be a web app or a Windows, Mac or Linux desktop app
Everything must be built during the 23 hours of the event

Friday, February 18th Saturday, February 19th
7:00pm Doors open 8:00pm Hacking ends
9:00pm Hacking begins! 8:30pm Hack presentations. Winners are judged and prizes awarded
10:00pm Post-hack party begins!

Not only are teams welcome, but they are encouraged! Make sure that each member of your team registers separately.

For those of you who do not have a team but would like to join one, we will match you up with a team at the event.

Registration is free.

Spots are limited, so please register today. Applicants will be reviewed and accepted on a first come, first serve basis. We will send a confirmation email within 7 days of your registration.

Register here!


Friday, February 18th from 7:00pm through Saturday to 9:30pm

Culy Warehouse
335 Sixth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

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Post-hack Party

Saturday, February 19th from 10:00pm to 1:30am

755 Fifth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

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We’re giving away iPads to the team with the winning hack!

If sharing isn’t your best quality, don’t worry as each member of the winning team will receive an iPad of their own.

Sadly, we don’t have enough iPads for everyone at the event to get one but no one will go home empty handed. Everyone who participates will receive an awesome Hackathon SD hoodie.

Who is sponsoring the Hackathon? OpenCandy, the San Diego tech startup dedicated to helping software developers solve their business problems. Check us out at

How many people will be participating in the Hackathon? This event will accommodate a total of 50 participants. Once those slots fill up, we won’t be able to accept any more applications so we recommend that you apply as early as possible to secure your spot on the list.

Who is invited? Front-end web developers, back-end web developers, web designers and desktop software developers may all apply to participate in the Hackathon.

What time is the event? Check-in for the Hackathon begins at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 18th

How can I apply to participate? You can apply to participate by completing the registration form.

What are the rules? There are no rules! Once your application is accepted, you can work on whatever you’d like at the event. You can come with an idea or decide what to work on when you arrive. You can come with a team or we will set you up with one at the event. It’s entirely up to you.

Come on, are there really no rules? Well, there is one rule. Everything must be created entirely at the Hackathon.

What age do I have to be to participate in the Hackathon? There are no age restrictions for the Hackathon but you will need to be at least 21 to get into the club for the post-hack party.

Are spectators allowed? Sorry, no. Only those people who make it through the application process are invited to the event. Your fans will have to wait outside.

After I submit my application, how long should I expect to wait before hearing whether I was accepted? You should hear back from us within 7 days of applying.

When are applications due? There are a limited number of 50 spots available. Once they’re full, that’s it, so we highly recommend you apply as soon as you can.

What do I need to bring to the Hackathon? Just bring your laptop with whatever software you plan to use and, if you think you’ll need them, some headphones. Everything else will be provided for you.

Will food and drinks be provided? Yes, plenty of food and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided to each participant.

What type of security will be there? This is an overnight event in downtown San Diego. To ensure your safety, we will have a security guard present at all times.

How will the Hackathon be judged? While the Hackathon is primarily intended to be a cooperative event and not a competition in the traditional sense, the projects will be judged and all the members of the winning team will receive prizes. In addition, everyone who participates in the Hackathon will receive a free gift.

Are pets allowed? Only if they can code.