CES Hackathon 2014

MoDev/CES Hackathon

Welcome to the 2nd annual CEA Modev Hackathon at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas. This year, more than 100 of the top hackers in the world will compete for over $50,000 in cash and prizes. Here’s how to get involved:

  1. Register for CES REGISTER HERE
  2. Fill out the form below so we have your hacker credentials
  3. Book your tickets and make hotel reservations. TRAVEL PAGE

Event Details:

Jan 7th, 2014
Venetian Hotel – Lando 4301
(CES Registration required to access the hackathon – REGISTER HERE)
8:00 AM Doors & team formations
9:00 AM Sponsor presentations & prizes
10:00 AM Code start
6:00 PM Code stop
6:15 PM Demos
8:00 PM Awards
8:30 PM After party – location TBD


Featured Prizes & Qualifications:

Travel Channel
Sponsor: Travel Channel – best app that compliments, improves or extends the Travel Channel Cities app (iOS, Android)

  • Travel Channel Cities app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/
    (not yet available on Android)
  • Top prize: $5000 Cash + $12000 Belize trip + GoPro cameras for the team + one hour meeting with the Travel Channel mobile team
  • Runner up: $2000 Cash + GoPro cameras for the team
  • Third prize: $1000 Cash + GoPro cameras for the team

Sponsor: Samsung Developers – most innovative use of the Samsung Mobile APIs (Gestures, Image Filters or S-Pen)

  • API: http://samsungdevus.com/developer-resources
  • Top prize: Galaxy Note 3s for the team (up to five members) or $5000 cash + access to the VIP Appy Hour following the hackathon + Guest blog at samsungdevus.com + one hour meeting with the Samsung team following the conference

Amazon Web Services
Sponsor: Amazon Web Services – Awarded to the most innovative business model (all platforms)

  • Top prize: $3000 in hosting credit
  • Runner up: $2000 in hosting credit
  • Third place: $1000 in hosting credit

Sponsor: Sony – Best integration with the Sony SmartWatch

Sponsor: PayPal – Best use of PayPal payment APIs

Sponsor: Microsoft – Best apps demo’d on Microsoft Windows 8

  • Microsoft Surface Pro Tablets and Xbox One’s to the top three teams

CES         MoDev
Sponsor: CEA/Modev – most innovative integration of sponsor APIs (iOS, Android, Windows 8, HTML 5)

  • Top prize: $15,000 sponsorship package to ModevEast 2014 + $500 Cash + One hour app marketing consultation + app featured in Modev newsletter
  • Cash Spot Awards: Made during the hours of the hackathon – stay tuned for the challenges!
  • All hackers completing apps will receive an All Access pass to ModevEast 2014 in Washington, DC December, 2014 (approx $500 value)

Event Rules:

  • New code – this is about building something that day
  • Hack like a true hacker – use any tools, tricks, frameworks you wish to speed things up!
  • Hack teams retain IP rights
  • Up to five hackers per team, please
  • We may review code after the event to ensure all hacks were built on site
  • Have fun, this is all about the experience


Travel Channel, Amazon Web Services, Sony, Samsung Developers, Microsoft, Paypal


  • If you are not on a team, please just list "solo".
  • Check all that apply