The Disrupt NY hackathon is a week away and we are giddy with excitement. Over the course of the week, we’ll be sharing all the details you need for a successful hackathon and the best place to start is to highlight our judges and amazing MC.
Before joining GoDaddy, Anjali led product teams at PayPal, where she oversaw the global launch of Consumer wallet (web and mobile) increasing active consumers from 100M to 150M in the first two years. She also held leadership positions at Financial Engines, Intuit, ATI and General Motors where she focused on bringing technology solutions and solving for consumers and SMBs worldwide. Anjali studied in Engineering at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Charlie bikes to work, has done seven triathlons, four marathons, and runs the kayaking program in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The longest he has consecutively been outside of the five boroughs of New York City is three weeks.
Jon Gottfried is the co-founder of Major League Hacking, the official student hackathon league. Jon previously co-created the Hacker Union, worked as a Developer Evangelist at Twilio and Echo Nest, and served as National Director for StartupBus. Jon loves creating new technology and teaching others to do the same. He was recently named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Education category for his work with MLH and was a previous winner of the TechCrunch Disrupt hackathon with Thingscription and an honorable mention with Joysticc.
Tom Sella is VP, Product at WeWork, working on the fascinating interaction between people and space. Prior to WeWork, Tom held a position with Samsung following an acquisition of a startup he co-founded, Boxee.
In Boxee’s infancy, Tom jumpstarted the Israeli operation and launched the initial Boxee service. He was instrumental in Boxee’s foray into the world of Consumer Electronics and was behind Boxee Box’s most notable innovations including the RF remote control and dual-sided QWERTY keyboard design.
Tom served in various operations and systems engineering roles with start-ups. He was also a WordPress advisor and source code contributor and started a multi-user Hebrew blogging platform. Before beginning his professional career, Tom served in the elite IDF intelligence unit, 8200.
Tom is grateful to his wife and three kids for supporting his decision to JUDGE YOU on this beautiful day.
The final wave of tickets to the hackathon is available now – get your free hackathon ticket here. Can’t spend the weekend hacking? Included in this release is a limited supply of spectator tickets. Come watch the presentations and see what you missed.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
12:30pm – Registration opens (come fed or bring a brown bag lunch, beverages served)
1:30pm – Hacking Kickoff and Opening Announcements
2:00pm – API Workshop: IBM, PubNub
7:00pm – Dinner
Midnight – Pizza and beer, provided by Bira 91
Sunday, May 14, 2017
7:00am – Breakfast served
9:30am – Hacking concludes and hacks submitted to wiki
10:00am – General public welcome to enter to attend hackathon presentations
11:00am – Hackathon presentations begin
2:00pm* – TechCrunch and Sponsor awards presented
*Final awards may be held earlier or later depending on the duration of hack presentations.
Please note, times are subject to change