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.
Stupid projects from previous years
Check out more past projects at: http://stupidhackathon.com
Tweet at us @stupidhackathon
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rewards:Our Stupid T-Shirt is on Sale from $120 to $25!
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:
Kickstarter Credits: Audio by Cassie Tarakajian and Devin Curry // Videography and growth hacking by Nicole He // Graphic by Ziv Schneider
Risks and challenges
Someone could make something that is useful.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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