Welcome to Pixel Hack 2012
An Event Hosted by
Pixel Hack is a weekend of designing and coding apps based on open rich media APIs. We call the greatest talents in design, photography, programming and product management to build inspiring visual applications using open web, mobile and desktop APIs. We have an incredibly fun and creatively challeging weekend.
At the end of the hackathon, developers who create the best, most inspiring apps will receive great prizes. Pixel Hack is presented by the 500px team and will be hosted at Extreme Startups on November 17th and 18th, 2012. 500px already connects the world’s greatest photographers, and now we want to connect Toronto’s most talented and creative individuals.
Show up and unleash your inner technical genius! We know you've been dying to show off your chops. What better way than at Toronto's premier rich media hackathon? Invite a designer pal — well designed and well coded apps rock.
Always had a great idea for an app? Maybe you’ve even got mockups for it! Pair up with a developer and make it a reality. You know that beauty is essential to any app functionality, so bring your creativity and build the most amazing interfaces.
What Pixel Hack 2012
When Event begins on November 17th at 10:00am.
Why To unite the designer and developer communities with great APIs to make awesome hacks together.
What's in It For You?
Our Sponsors have made it possible for the winning participants to receive prizes worthy of all the hard work put in over the weekend. Our prizes range from $200 to over $5000! We spared no expense in rewarding your efforts with the best products around. Right off the bat, Gelaskins® has stepped up to the plate and delivered a home run giveaway! Everyone who wins in any category gets a $100 Gift Certificate towards your next Gelaskins® purchase!
You are amazing, and we are damn glad we met you. Your prize? The Canon Input/Output Package. Two Canon EOS 5D MK II with 24-105 Lens Kit, and two 500px Canvas prints of your choice!
What better way to pixel push than with one of the best displays around? The winner of Best Design will receive two lusted after 27" Apple Thunderbolt Displays. Code or design, you will have a sweet setup.
Best Business Idea
Is this the first step towards a business? For the entrepreneurs out there, chill out boss style with Bose. The winner will receive two Bose Quiet Comfort 15 headphones. Keep the noise out and the ideas in!
Best Use of Aviary
500px and Aviary is a marriage made in heaven. We're looking for someone to facilitate the ceremony. We've got Aviary giving away an iPad Mini for the best use of their API.
Best Use of Context.io
Throat punch, eye gouge; that's a killer combo. So is integrating rich data into a custom CRM. The best use of Context.io API will receive an Apple TV + $50 iTunes Gift Certificate.
Best Windows 8 App
So you've had your eye on the new Surface Tablet. Make your dreams come true by creating the best Windows 8 App and earning yourself a $500 Microsoft Gift Card.