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August 23 & 24 at SPARC

It’s time to hit the decks with hundreds of your favorite code-hacking buccaneers.

Cheers to The Black Perl for taking home Best in Show with their app t00lshed, a way for people to find, share, and return household tools. To every participant, volunteer, sponsor, judge, and spectator: Thank you! Each and every one of you brought something special onboard, and the results where nothing short of amazing. We can’t wait until 2015!

Not a contestant but still want to check out all the fun? Please take a moment and fill out our spectator signup form.

What is Hackathon?

What be this shin-dig all about, ye ask?


The competition is open to any code-wrangling pirate willing to walk the plank. The 2014 judging categories include iOS, Android, and Responsive Web App. Pillaging your neighbors will be highly recommended and encouraged, so come prepared to battle and defend.


Top code captains from across the land will be onboard to offer up their expertise on and knowledge on a variety of topics. Catch presentations throughout the day to sail to new intellectual horizons.


Of course this won’t be all work and no play.  There will be plenty of rum and rabble rousing, but we’ll be batting down the hatches for the wee hours of the night this year.  All sea legs will return Sunday for demos, judging, and family-friendly festivities.


Winners will be handsomely rewarded in each category with their fair share of loot. There will be plenty of buried treasure and hidden rewards for all challenges and participants thanks to our amazing sponsors.

About Hackathon

Hackathon is SPARC’s annual mobile app development contest, where teams of engineers from around the Southeast come to code, learn, and network together. Check out the photos from Hackathon 4, and we’ll see you in 2015!


Get involved in one of the biggest events in the Charleston tech scene. We have multiple sponsorship packages to meet the needs of every organization looking to take to the seas with us! Check out your options or talk to the Hackathon team to find out how you can join this list of jolly good sponsors: