TDHack

June 6-7, 2013, Afeka College, Tel Aviv


TDHack is a hackathon that brings together entrepreneurs, developers, and designers in Israel to work on innovative projects and new ideas for a fun competition.

Are you ready to show off your skills?

If you've never been to a hackthon, get ready for a fast-paced and exciting 2 days of hacking with smart and interesting people. TDHack is an event to meet others and talk about your out-of-the-box project ideas, form teams, and then actually build a working demo all within 2 days! It can be your "next big thing" business idea or just a cool demonstration of a new (and hopefully useful) technology. The best projects will win some amazing prizes on top of the reputation of being awarded most innovative, most fun or most useful, among others.

Tell me more!

The entire event is graciously put together by Telefonica Digital and the wonderful Sponsors. They will be bringing experienced representatives that will help you think about, curate, mold, and refine your ideas. That's not all, they will stick around to help you code, and sponsors will have their own giveaways and gifts for attendees.

What do I need?

Register on Eventbite now to get yourself a ticket. All you need is your ideas and a laptop to build it on. You can come with friends and work together as a team or you can meet new people to work with. Don't worry about food and drinks during the entire event. We will provide meals and late night snacks to keep the energy and coding going.

Prizes

Grand Prize

₪5000 in Gift Cards

Runner Up (2nd)

₪3000 in Gift Cards

Crowd Favorite (חביב הקהל)

₪2000 in Gift Cards

Location

Afeka College of Engineering: Bnei Ephraim 218. Tel Aviv, 69107, Israel

Judges

  • Eran Aharonson

    Eran Aharonson

    An expert in intelligent systems, natural user interfaces, recognition methods, machine learning and mobile products. Eran brings over two decades of experience in management, business development, sales, and technology. He founded and served as CEO of Intuitive User Interfaces, an innovative company that simplified smartphone user interfaces utilizing machine learning techniques. Prior to that Eran was the CEO of ART (Advanced Recognition Technologies), a leading handwriting and speech recognition company that was acquired by Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN). He also served as VP of Computational Life Science R&D at Compugen (NASDAQ: CGEN). Eran holds several patents in the field of natural user interfaces. Eran is currently a lecturer, head of mobile system technology specialization at Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering, Software Engineering Department. and head of ACMiX - Afeka Center for Mobile Intelligent Experience. Eran holds Masters and Bachelor degrees in Computer Science from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

  • Omri Cohen

    Omri Cohen

    Omri is the co-founder and CTO of Yotpo. BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Passionate about technology and the internet . Love to build things and then make them grow.

  • Mike Swift

    Mike Swift

    Meet Swift, developer evangelist at-large for SendGrid and mad scientist hacker. As a lifelong developer himself, Swift has made it his personal mission to enable developers by helping them get the tools and resources they need to make awesome, creative stuff. Swift is also one of the founders of Hacker League, the platform for hackathons, and a former engineer at Crowdtap.

  • Shay Cohen

    Shay Cohen

    Shay is the head Communication Products R&D in Telefónica Digital, responsible of developing the next generation communication platform and products for Telefónica. Prior to his current role in Telephonic Digital, Shay was the VP R&D of Jajah and spent 4 years in Microsoft’s telecom division and 6 years in VocalTec as R&D director. Shay has vast experience in leading development of Telephony, Billing & VoIP products, Voice-Over-Broadband and OTT services. During the years Shay has led many integrations and services for large T1 operators.

  • Ankur Oberoi

    Ankur Oberoi

    Ankur is a Developer Evangelist for Tokbox. He hacks with developers on all types of projects, but especially those involving OpenTok. Some of his strongest skills are JavaScript (browser and node), iOS, and Ruby. Ankur also regularly meets with entreprenurs and founders to help them validate and implement ideas they are working on. He has a B.S. in Computer Engineering and attended the University of Maryland.

Schedule

Day 1: Thursday June 6, 2013

Time Slot Description
8h00 Check-in / Coffee
9h00 Welcome and Introductions Shay Cohen, Telefonica Digital Israel VP R&D
9h15 Venue Introduction Afeka College
9h25 API Presentations Our sponsors will demonstrate and explain some of the technologies they are making available for participants
9h45 Breakout for Ideas and Team Formation Everyone is encourage to talk about their ideas and skills with one another. We will open up the mic to help people address the enitre room.
10h15 Start Hacking!
12h30 Lunch Break
13h30 Mentoring and Workshops Mentors from the sponsoring companies will be available for feedback and deeper dives into their technologies.
18h30 Dinner
23h00 Day 1 Close

Day 2 Friday June 7, 2013

Time Slot Description
8h00 Coffee and Breakfast Teams continue hacking
12h00 Lunch
12h45 Submission Deadline All projects must be submitted online at Hacker League
13h00 Presentations and Demos Teams present their projects.
14h00 Break Judges deliberate while everyone else takes a break
14h15 Judging and Awards Ceremony Teams present their projects
15h00 Event ends Goodbyes and Photos :)

Host

Sponsors