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Amazon sponsors new Disrupt SF 2018 Virtual Hackathon prizes

Our first Virtual Hackathon , which takes place at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7, is shaping up to be a world-class showdown. Thousands of the world’s best programmers, hackers, marketers, designers and developers will compete. One hundred teams will score free passes to Disrupt SF 2018, and one team will go on to win the $10,000 grand prize — but that’s not your only chance to win big. Our sponsors keep coming up with challenging contests to test your hacking mettle (more on that in a minute). Together they’ve placed literally thousands of dollars and an impressive list of prizes on the table — and it’s yours for the winning — if you’ve got the right stuff. If you want a chance of winning, you better get your backside in motion. The application for submitting your hack is August 2. Sign up right here , right now. We’ve recruited some outstanding judges for the Virtual Hackathon, including folks from Pinterest and Slack. They’ll rate each submitted hack on a scale of 1 to 5 based on the idea’s quality, technical implementation, and the product’s potential impact. Teams that score in the top 100 will receive up to five Innovator Passes to  Disrupt SF . The top 30 teams from that group will move on to the semi-finals and demo their hack at Disrupt SF. The judges will then narrow the field, and 10 teams will demo their product to the world on  The Next Stage . One “Best in Show” team will win the $10,000 grand prize and be crowned the first TC Disrupt Virtual Hackathon champion.

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