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Fashion Tech Hackathon


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Fashion Tech Hackathon


What is a Fashion Tech Hackathon?

First, what is Fashion Tech?  Bowties with laser beams, 3D printed cuff links, or apps that can make you a better dresser?  Yes.  In a word.  What if you could get Q from James Bond, Edna Mode from the Incredibles and Lobot from Star Wars all in the same room and turn them loose on a pile of electronics, fabric and mobile devices?  What would come out of that weekend?  We are here to find out!

Join us Oct 4-6th in Downtown Las Vegas to unleash your inner Q with wearable tech and fashion apps.

Who Should Attend?

  • Developers - Applies to software engineers/coders/developers -- a.k.a. anybody who can and will write code. 
  • Designers see how all of the pieces fit together, how form and function can add up. Applies to anybody with a background in design (3D printing, graphics, UX/UI, fashion design) 
  • Non-Technical applies to business, marketing & PR, and anyone with a non-technical background who wants to participate in building something over the weekend.

Hackathon ticket includes:

  • Keynote, networking, hackathon competition
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • T-shirt, swag, and prizes

Accommodations CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

Be A Part Of This Epic Event!

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Schedule


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Schedule


FRIDAY - Oct 4th

 Kick Off Event held at:  Work In Progress 317 S 6th Street, Las Vegas, NV

 6:30PM      Kick Off Drinks

7:00PM      Welcome and Guest Speaker     

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SATURDAY - Oct 5th

Hackathon Event held at:  Learning Village 727 Fremont St, Las Vegas, NV 89101

8:00AM       Registration

8:30AM        Welcome 

8:45AM       Pitches

9:00AM        Start your Hacking!

12:00PM      Lunch

3:00PM       API Demos

5:00PM       Dinner

 

SUNDAY - Oct 6th

8:00AM       Hacking cont...

12:00PM      Lunch

4:00PM       Presentations & Judging at Learning Village

5:00PM Winners are Announced

In the days leading up to the event — This is a good time to start sharing your ideas, choose your project, and begin to find your team. 

**Schedule subject to change 

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Prizes


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Prizes


Categories & Prizes

Category 1: Best Overall - $1,000

The best hack overall.

Category 2: Best Mashup - $250

Also known as best use of APIs. This category is based on mashup's ability to take information from different areas of the web and combine that information into a small application.  

Category 3: Best Physical Creation - $250

Let's take a moment to ignore the wearable communications devices out there. What other types of technology could developers and designers weave into fashion? They could include security strips into collars, cuffs, belts, or seams I suppose. What about 3D printing? Are there any useful wearable tech items that would be both fashion-forward and useful for people? parrots? pigs? purple people-eaters? 

Category 4: Best Dressed (Best Designed) - $250

The best designed overall.

Category 5: Most Fun & Weird - $250

Channeling Zappos.com Core Value #3 - Create Fun and A Little Weirdness - This category is all about the unconventional and gives people the freedom to express their personality in their work. 

Please Note: If a category receives no entries, that category becomes 1st (or 2nd or 3rd) runner-up to the Best Overall.

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Developers Tools and APIs


These are handy tools offered by our sponsors that can help take your project to the next level.

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Developers Tools and APIs


These are handy tools offered by our sponsors that can help take your project to the next level.

Developer Tools and APIs

You need to think big, but start small. What is the simplest thing you can build that provides value? Err on the side of subtracting functionality rather than adding functionality.  Feel free to use any publicly available API and tools when working on your hack.  In addition we will have 2 3D Printers available.  Bring your own laptops, sewing machines, and headphones!

Recommended APIs & Resources

  • Third Wave Fashion  - Fashion Tech Database Access to registered participants
  • Lob - Printing APIs - $20 credit codes 
  • Squarespace - One year free trials to to registered participants
  • Twilio - Cloud Powered Telephony
  • SendGrid - Incoming and Outgoing Email APIs
  • Chute - Image upload and handling APIs
  • Thinkful - Best way to learn HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery online  - $150 Discount

For your projects, focus more on the prize categories than the APIs.  We've updated this list with our partner and recommended APIs, but the prizes are the best guidelines for what the judges will be looking at most.

Hackathon Special Report- Third Wave Fashion Database

This special report for the Vegashack Fashion Tech Hackathon, covers the world of fashion tech, the Third Wave Fashion database, things developers should know about fashion, wearable tech inspiration, and a ton more. Enjoy! Click the image below or here.

 

3D Printers

We will have two MakerBot® Replicator® 2. The MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is a fast, easy and affordable tool for making professional-quality models with surfaces smooth to the touch that don’t need sanding, finishing, or post-production. We will have two 1KGs of Tru Blue filament, but you're encouraged to bring compatible if you prefer.

 

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Partners


Our sincerest thanks to all our partners.

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Partners


Our sincerest thanks to all our partners.

Partners

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Downtown at The Ogden

150 Las Vegas Blvd. North

 

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARTNER? HELLO@VEGASHACK.COM

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Judges


Vegas Hack is fortunate to have the following panel of judges:

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Judges


Vegas Hack is fortunate to have the following panel of judges:

Judges

Shanna Tellerman / Partner, Google Ventures 

Shanna is a partner on the investing team at Google Ventures. Her career has focused on the intersection between design and technology, especially in the realm of 3D technology platforms. Shanna was the founder and CEO of of Sim Ops Studios (Wild Pockets), a spin-off from Carnegie Mellon University that focused on democratizing 3D game development. Sim Ops was acquired by Autodesk in 2010, and Shanna worked there as a product line manager responsible for launching the cloud platform and Autodesk 360 applications.

Dominique Piotet / President and CEO, RebellionLab

Dominique Piotet is the owner and Chief Rebel of Rebellion Lab, a digital strategy consulting agency based in the Silicon Valley, Paris and Las Vegas. Dominique holds more than 18 years of experience in innovation strategy for large organizations.

Prior to opening Rebellion Lab, Dominique was responsible for Internet and Intranet strategy for BNP Paribas. While at BNP, he ran research and development at “L’Atelier” in Paris, before opening a subsidiary office in San Francisco in 2005. Yearning to work with a broaderspectrum of industries, Dominique created Rebellion Lab shortly thereafter. His team assists clients in analyzing, understanding and leveraging the movement in innovation in the Silicon Valley and the United States.

 

Jake Bronstein / CEO, Flint and Tinder

Jake Bronstein used to consult for Fortune 100 companies by way of the various marketing companies. When he couldn't book a client of his own he decided to become the client instead and launched Buckyballs: The World's Best Selling Desktoy! Four years and over $50mm in sales later, he left to launch Flint and Tinder, a vertically integrated, multichannel maker of premium men's apparel right her in America. Flint and Tinder holds not one, but two of the highest grossing Kickstarter projects of all time, including the first and only $1mm fashion project.

Speakers

Liza Kindred / Founder & CEO, Third Wave Fashion

Liza Kindred is the founder of a fashion tech company called Third Wave Fashion. They provide insights and education to brands, investors and startups about the exploding world of fashion tech. The company publishes the only monthly Fashion Tech Report in the world, and has a database of 750+ fashion tech startups. Liza is writing a book about the future of commerce (The Third Wave of Commerce: How We Buy Now, O'Reilly, 2014), and speaks frequently about the future of fashion and the future of commerce. She also serves as cofounder of Lacquerous, a nail polish rental startup, and as advisor to a number of fashion tech startups. 

Mentors

Will Young / Director, Zappos Labs

Will is Director of Zappos Labs, a small, largely San Francisco based, team that is like an R&D group within Zappos. They focus on doing both small and large experiments to create the future of E-Commerce. A huge area of focus for their labs team is that sexy, glittery intersection of Social, Content and Commerce.

Will is also Partner at VegasTechFund is a seed stage investment fund focused on investing in founders and startups in downtown Las Vegas.

James Walker / CTO, Third Wave Fashion

James is a respected leader in the Drupal world, an aspiring Django wizard, and a steward of Open Standards on the web. He was a founding member of both the Drupal Association and the Open Web Foundation. He’s a fantastic speaker and teacher, with a strong interest in identity on the web. James is the architect of the Third Wave Fashion database.

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Andrew Morrow /  3D Printing Evangelist

Andrew Morrow has spent over eighteen years in the technology industry.  After two successful startups, he is now advising non-profits and young companies in the field of emerging digital fabrication recently revitalized by the rise of consumer 3D printers.  With contributions to both open source and enterprise 3D printing technology, he is a recognized expert in the field. 

 

Cyndi Ramirez / Biz Dev, Third Wave Fashion

Cyndi Ramirez is Third Wave Fashion’s Brand and Business Manager. Daily research on hundreds of fashion-focused, web-based startups as part of TWF’s database creation has contributed to Cyndi’s high level of expertise in the ever-expanding fashion tech arena. She successfully builds client relationships via digital outreach and writes expansive fashion tech features for the TWF blog.

More Announced Soon...

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Organizers


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Organizers


Organizers

Kyle Kelly

  

Meghan Mossler

  

Will Young

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Jimmy Jacobson

  

 

 

Jennifer Taler

  

Contact us at hello@vegashack.com with any questions you may have about the Hackathon!