Hello, superstar dev friends in India! As you know, AngelHack is known around the globe for our EPIC hackathons featuring the best developers in the world, hacking the night away on amazing hacks. Now we want to let you know about an awesome opportunity to build your next hack during IBM’s HackFest, using their BlueMix platform- all from the comforts of your home. No Red Bulls and sleepless nights needed for this “virtual hackathon”.
BlueMix, powered by SoftLayer, offers a single solution environment with the instant resources and infrastructure you need to develop and deploy apps across multiple domains — fast. It’s usually a paid platform for “normal” people, but you are by no means normal, are you? Nope, you’re special just like your mother told you and we believe it too- so that’s why we’re extending this special offer to you. Not only can you use BlueMix free for 30 days, but the best hacks have a chance at some great prizes too, just like at a regular hackathon!
Deploy your hack on BlueMix for free from August 11th to August 25th and make sure you submit your info on www.hackfestindia.com. You can build your hack around one of three categories: Finance, Entertainment or Social Good. The winners of the Entertainment and Finance categories will receive 100,000 INR each plus a Woodland prize bag. The winner of the Social Good Category will also win 100,000 INR, a Woodland Prize bag, entrance into the AngelHack HACKcelerator program and a $1,000 USD travel stipend to attend Silicon Valley Week. Additionally, seven Woodland prize bags will be randomly given following the hackathon to 7 finished projects.
So what does this all mean? It means that you can submit your hack to the hackathon from August 11th-25th, have your hack judged between the 25th and September 1st, win awesome prizes and still have an extra full week (until September 8th) to play with the BlueMix platform before the trial is over!
Oh, and this is the last time you’ll ever be able to use BlueMix for free again. Forever ever, forever ever, forever ever.
So, just to recap - you get to play with an awesome development platform FO FREE… AND you might win some cool prizes from it. Hmmm… sounds like a good deal to me.
Now how do you get started? Well, first you have to join the BlueMix platform. You can submit your hack here as soon as it’s ready… so get your engines started, and dive right in. You’re on the clock India - let’s see what ya got!