PayPal Battle Hack Moscow @ Digital October

September 7 – 8, 2013, 09:00 hackathon

On September 7 and 8th, the Digital October Center will host the Russian portion of PayPal’s hackathon, a non-stop event for programmers, designers, and entrepreneurs interested in creating web or mobile products that work to solve the problems facing big cities.

The team that takes first place in Sunday’s presentations will go on to represent Russia in the international finals of Battle Hack, the winner of which will receive $100,000.

About participation:

  • It’s free – all you have to do is register;
  • You can put together a group on site or come as a team, but your group must consist of no more than four people;
  • You are allowed to use any languages, hosting services, tools, and frameworks;
  • You can come to the competition from a different city: the rules don’t forbid it;
  • You will retain all rights to the product you create.

The theme of the international Battle Hack series is to create products that solve the everyday problems of city dwellers, with a special emphasis on the particularities of the cities hosting hackathons. The event’s organizers offer the following services as examples: projects that help to manage traffic jams and find free spaces in parking lots, new methods of paying fares and refilling transport cards, etc.

Programmers will be able to give their imaginations free reign: they’ll decide what to create on location. During the first morning, participants will have time to chat and form teams: attendees can either join one of the existing groups or unite the people around them with their own idea.

Participants who tackle this task more quickly than the rest will be able to put together prototypes and draft designs for their future apps, but all of the teams will begin coding at the same time and will have 24 hours at their disposal.

Teams will begin working on their code starting on Saturday noon: work will continue all night and through the first half of the next day. Each participant will decide for himself whether or not to take breaks.

At 1 o’clock on September 8th, each team must finish its work and presentation. The resulting projects will be evaluated by a panel of judges including industry experts from both Russia and abroad. As of this moment, Michael Geer, COO of Dream Industries, has already confirmed his participation on the panel.

The team that wins on the regional level will receive an expense-paid trip to the finals of Battle Hack – including airfare, room, and board. Each member of the second-place team will receive a tablet computer. You can find a complete list of prizes for the Moscow hackathon here.

You can access the full list of rules here.

An up-to-date list of registered participants can be found here.

PayPal Battle Back is a worldwide series of events aimed at picking out the best developers teams in North America, Europe, and the Near East.

The hackathon started from Berlin on June 8th and its full program includes 10 locations: five world capitals (including London, Barcelona, and Tel Aviv) and five major cities in the United States. The Moscow leg will be the sixth, and the series will conclude in Barcelona in October.

The teams that take first place in their regional competitions will go on to the final battle in Silicon Valley.


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Global Director of PayPal Developer Network
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COO Dream Industries, ex-Badoo
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CEO Digital October
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VP Xsolla


Day 1 September 7

09:00 - 10:30


10:30 - 12:30

Introduction and opening talks

12:30 - 13:00


13:00 - 23:59


Day 2 September 8

00:00 - 13:00


13:30 - 16:00


16:00 - 17:00

Award Ceremony

photo gallery

all photos of event

supported by

Digital October


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