OPEN Silicon Valley: 1-Day Hackathon

The OPEN SV hackathon is targeted for entrepreneurs and developers to team up and build awesome apps and accelerate innovation.

We are looking for the next generation of apps that challenege way we work, play and socialize. We have free foodhosting($2000 hosting credit provided by Google) and API support lined up for a day.

Winners will be selected by a panel of judges.

Apps will be judged based on technical accomplishment, cleverness, originality and innovation. Make your app evoke a strong positive emotional response from the judges.


View full rules


$3,500 in prizes


Third Place

Runner Up

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


Entrants must be legal residents of the United States and 18 years of age or older to enter this Contest.

Teams of up to 5 people are allowed. We encourage people of different backgrounds and experiences to work together. You can form your team at the event or bring on an existing team.

We will provide a platform to allow people to post their pitches and for others to form teams around them. Don’t worry if you are a team consisting of just one developer, all submissions will be judged fairly.


Valid submissions include software or hardware

Categories include enterprise apps, social apps, mobile apps and web mashups

What to create: create a functioning, no fluff, version 0.01 of your app.

  • Create a video using screen-cast-o matic or any other software and submit it through challenege post. 
  • Post a link to the app.

Platforms: iOS; Mobile Web; Web; Desktop; Hardware


Once a Submission is submitted, the Contestant cannot make any changes or

alterations to the Submission until the judging is complete.



Noman Ali

Noman Ali
Peanut Labs

Karl Mehta

Karl Mehta
Menlo Ventures

Judging Criteria

  • Relevancy
  • Design
  • Originallity
  • Technical Achievement