Hollywood Hack Day

July 13-14 at UTA in Beverly Hills, CA

Register & Attend


Back for its 3rd year, Hollywood Hack Day is a two-day event that brings developers from all over Los Angeles and Orange County together to create the next generation of entertainment applications.

Come with a team and an idea, or form one on the spot.

We'll keep you fed and hydrated (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks) for the entire weekend.


1st prize $2000
2nd prize $1000
3rd prize $500

VIP tour of SpaceX

In addition to cash, the first place team will also receive a VIP tour of SpaceX! You'll be taken behind the scenes, where few have been, and see where and how SpaceX turns raw materials into rockets. Unfortunately, due to the sensitive nature of the work done at SpaceX, only US citizens will be allowed on the tour.

API Prizes

1 year of unlimited Rdio (one for each team member, up to 4) — Best hack using the Rdio API

Braven 600 portable speaker (one for each team member, up to 4) — Best hack using the SendGrid API

Roku 3, 1 year of Netflix, and $100 Fandango gift card — Best hack using any Mashery API

2 x Google Nexus 7 tablets — Best hack using Gracenote Music or Video APIs

$200 — Best hack using Tokbox's OpenTok API

Sonos Play:3 and BridgeSonos prize

2 x $250 gift cards — Best hack using Klout API

Location & Schedule

United Talent Agency

9336 Civic Center Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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Saturday, July 13

9 AM - 10 AM Registration / Breakfast
10 AM - 11 AM Intro / API presentations
11 AM - 12:30 PM Hacking
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 7 PM Hacking
7 PM - 8 PM Dinner
8 PM - End of Day More hacking

Sunday, July 14

9 AM - 9:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM - 12 PM Hacking
12 PM - 1 PM Lunch
1 PM - 6 PM Hacking
6 PM - 8 PM Presentations
8 PM - 8:30 PM Judging
8:30 PM - 9 PM Awards

Pre-Event Meetup

Friday, July 12 (7 PM - 11 PM)

Join us for an informal meetup the night before the event.
Meet other hackers, discuss ideas, and form teams.

Next Door Lounge

1154 N Highland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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The rules are simple: coolest project wins. Feel free to sketch up the idea ahead of time, but don't code it until the start of the event. Everything you create is yours.

Eric Kuhn

Head of Social Media, UTA

Dan Dato

Co-Founder, Cross Campus

Jamie Kantrowitz

Partner, Launchpad LA

TBWA\Chiat\Day Mentors

TBWA\Chiat\Day is one of the world's largest ad agencies, responsible for every Apple ad, the Taco Bell chihuahua, the Energizer bunny, and much more.

Agencies live or die by their pitch, and the folks at Chiat are some of the best at it. Three of Chiat's finest will be holding open office hours on Sunday to help teams perfect their project's pitch before presenting to judges.

Jason Clement

Executive Director, TBWA\Digital Arts Network LA

Ricardo Diaz

Director of Creative Technology, TBWA\Digital Arts Network LA

Vaino Leskinen

Director of Mobile, TBWA\Digital Arts Network LA

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