Java Hackathon

This weekend, join us for a Java Hackathon at the Heroku office in San Francisco.

We've decided to kick things off with a contest. To enter, build a creative and/or useful application that enables or manages interactions with customers or potential customers via social media channels. It can be any social media channel, and your app will be judged on how well it fits the contest criteria as well as the quality of your concept and implementation.

The overall winner will receive a $500 Amazon gift card and a $500 Heroku credit. Two runners up will win a $100 Heroku credit.

Here are the basic rules to enter:

  • Your app has to be in Java or a Java framework.
  • You don't have to be at the Hackathon, but you do have to reside in the U.S., Canada (excluding Quebec), or the U.K.
  • To enter, deploy your app to Heroku and post the code to a public repository on Github. Email your app name and a link to the Github.com repository to contests@heroku.com with the title of the contest (Heroku for Java Hackathon) in the subject. Entries must be received no later than 11:59pm PST on 3/4/2012. One entry per person.
  • For the official rules of the contest, please see this page. If you have questions, please contact us at contests@heroku.com.

    This is a good excuse to get familiar with the Heroku platform and how productive you can be by using it. Learn the basics on our Java DevCenter page and of course, we're more than happy to help you if you can make it out to the Hackathon.

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