24 hours of developers and designers jammin' hard on existing open source projects in an effort to help make them better and to encourage more people to contribute to open source projects. Registration is free and open to the public.

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There are many open source projects that could use your help!

Code Triage lists various open source projects, by language, that could use some help.

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  • Teams of up to 4 people
  • Anyone on the team can contribute to any open source project on Github.
  • You can submit pull requests to multiple projects.
  • Scoring is points based with a GitHub star multiplier (i.e base points * number of stars for project)
    • 1 point for submitting a pull request that fixes are implements an existing issue.
    • 2 points for having that pull request accepted.
  • You cannot own the project or be part of the organization or team that owns the project.
  • Whoever scores the most points at the end of the hackathon wins
  • Prizes will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams



Registration is free and open to the public. The exact date of the event is from Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM to Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:00 (CST) at Launch Pad.

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  • 1st place: $400 and 3 months subscriptions to Codeship.io
  • 2nd place: $250
  • 3rd place: $150