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A free one-day event where participants make projects that have no value whatsoever.
A free one-day event where participants make projects that have no value whatsoever.
155 backers pledged $3,061 to help bring this project to life.

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The Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon is a free one-day event where participants are asked to make projects that have no value whatsoever.

The Stupid Hackathon was founded in New York in 2013 and since has spread to over 300000 cities across the world. 2017 marks our fourth anniversary and we're raising funds to make it the stupidest event of the year. The bar is high this year. Will we rise to the challenge?

Specifically, we're looking for $$$ to cover food, prizes, and materials for our February 25th NYC event.

Guardian reporter, Arwa Mahdawi wrote this about the 2016 Stupid Hackathon:

"I am watching some of the best minds of my generation build dildos, disrupt solid foods and monetize children...

Organized by creative technologists Sam Lavigne and Amelia Winger-Bearskin, the Stupid Hackathon satirizes a strain of first-world “innovation” that sees funding pour into gimmicks such as “smart cups”, connected devices that tell you how much water to drink."

The Stupid Hackathon is always free and open to all. You don't even need to know technical skills like coding or soldering to participate, just have a few terrible ideas.

PRESS: read about our 2016 hackathon via Motherboard, The Guardian and Popular Mechanics.

Stupid projects from previous years

Soylent Dick
Soylent Dick
 
3Cheese Printer
3Cheese Printer

 

Non-Ad-Blocker: Blocks everything that isn't an ad.
Non-Ad-Blocker: Blocks everything that isn't an ad.

 

Assistive Pizza Eating Device
Assistive Pizza Eating Device

 

1.4mb USB Drive
1.4mb USB Drive

 

Meat Circuitry
Meat Circuitry

 

Twerk To Work: Electricity generation device
Twerk To Work: Electricity generation device

 

Tinder For Babies
Tinder For Babies

Check out more past projects at: http://stupidhackathon.com

Tweet at us @stupidhackathon

Email us at stupid@stupidhackathon.com

Rewards:

Our Stupid T-Shirt is on Sale from $120 to $25!
This year's T-Shirt!
This year's T-Shirt!

In the past, Stupid Hackathon stickers were free for everyone, but this year we are experimenting with "trickle-down" economics and trickling in general, so if you decide to finance us through Kickstarter we'll give you a sticker as a kickback.

We sent a few early ones out to our biggest fan, Mark Zuckerberg, founder of FaceMash:

He likes it. (NOT TO SCALE)
He likes it. (NOT TO SCALE)

 

Kickstarter Credits: Audio by Cassie Tarakajian and Devin Curry // Videography and growth hacking by Nicole He // Graphic by Ziv Schneider

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Someone could make something that is useful.

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    We will not block you on twitter

    Give us $1, then we won't block you on Twitter. Otherwise ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ?

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    Stupid Wall

    We will write your name on a whiteboard wall at the Stupid Hackathon 2017, probably with dry erase marker and after the hackathon, we will erase it, or not - depends.

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    Stupid Sticker

    Support the our hackathon and we send you an overpriced sticker.

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    Stupid Face

    We will use freely available software to morph your face into a celebrity's face. We will tweet it at you.

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    Stupid T-Shirt

    You'll get a pretty high-quality limited edition Stupid Hackathon T-Shirt.

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    • Stupid Hackathon T-shirt in your size, shipped to you
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    Your Stupid Social Media

    We will post on your behalf on Twitter or Facebook once. NOTE: you will give us you Twitter or Facebook password.

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    You Are Stupid

    We will insult you publicly via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or Email.

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    Stupid Unboxing

    You send us something and we will unbox it on video for you.

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    Stupid Sponsor

    Become an official sponsor of the Stupid Hackathon. We will link to you or your company from our official website stupidhackathon.com and mention you to the press as an official sponsor of Stupid Hackathon 2017.

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    Soylent

    We send you a case of Soylent.

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    Stupid Lawsuit

    We will file a lawsuit against you.

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    ____ is Stupid

    We will name this year's Stupid Hackathon after you or your brand, followed by the phrase "Stupid Shit No One Needs and Terrible Ideas Hackathon". For example, if you or your brand's name is "Elon Musk", we would name our hackathon "Elon Musk Stupid Shit No One Needs And Terrible Ideas Hackathon."

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    Stupid VIP

    VIP experience the Stupid Hackathon. We will pay for you to fly first class to New York City, and pay for you to stay at a chain hotel near NYU for the night before and after the Stupid Hackathon. In addition we will take you to dinner the night before the hackathon at a middle-tier ramen place near NYU with the creators of the Stupid Hackathon. NOTE: You must reside in the continental USA.

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Funding period

- (15 days)