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Know Before You Go

The Small Business Hackathon is right around the corner. We look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

We've laid out FIVE important tips so you can hit the ground running.

  1. Where To Go And Hack: The hackathon starts December 15, 2018 at the AWS offices in Arlington, VA. Doors open at 8am - come early and eat breakfast. The hackathon challenges are unveiled at 9:30am. Meet up with your newly created teams between 9:00-10:00am to maximize your hack time. Hacking ends and presentations and judging begin Sunday, December 16 at 10am.
  2. How To Form A Team: Between 9:00am-10:00am we will go through the process of selection and team formation.
  3. What To Prep: Make sure you've created an AWS Account before you arrive, so you save time. Don't worry, we have you covered with credits for every team member who comes to hack! We've created a Hackathon Quick-Start Guide with tutorials, tools, SDKs, and more to help you get started. Also, be sure to visit the new AWS Developer Center
  4. Why Presentations Are Important: Hacking is important, but a tip to winning is a great presentation with slides and a demo. There will be support on-site to help you build a presentation of your solution. Make sure your team spends time creating a great presentation - it is part of the judging criteria.
  5. Know before you go webinar:  Thurysday 12/13 and Friday 12/14 at 3:00pm ET 

Check-in: Saturday, December 15, 8:00am – 9:00am

Location: AWS Office, 4250 Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201 (check-in at the 13 floor). There is public parking near the building. The metro stop is called Ballston-MU Station (orange and silver line).


First Prize

  • US$3,000 USD 
  • US$2,500 AWS Promotional Credits* 
  • Swag bag (for up to 5 team members)

 Second Prize

  • US$2,000 USD 
  • US$1,500 AWS Promotional Credits* 
  • Swag bag (for up to 5 team members)

 Third prize

  • US$1,000 USD 
  • US$1,000 AWS Promotional Credits* 
  • Swag bag (for up to 5 team members)


Questions? Send us an email!

The Small Business Hackathon Team