2014 RVA Hackathon

3rd Annual / April 12, 2013

2014 RVA Hackathon

3rd Annual / April 12, 2013

One day to make something awesome

The 2014 RVA Hackathon will be a one day, 10 hour event on April 12th 2014. Come join us and lets make something awesome together.


2014 RVA Hackathon

The RVA Hackathon will be a ten hour challenge to develop something of your choosing. There will be gifts (t-shirts, mason jars) and awards for Best in Show, Best Concept, Best Design, Best Execution, and Crowd Favorite. All we ask is that participants are honest about the amount of work they have done prior to the event on their idea so that the playing field is as level as possible.

Sound like a decent way to spend a Saturday? Register Now! We can only admit a limited number of people and slots will fill up fast.

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23228

$20 Early Bird Tickets
$25 After March 28th

The purchase of your ticket includes:

  • Entrance to 2014 RVA Hackathon at the picturesque Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden (Free Entrance to the grounds)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinks and lots and lots of coffee
  • NEW Official 2014 RVA Hackathon T-shirt
  • Official 2014 RVA Hackathon laser-etched mason jar


  • 8 AMRegistration & Breakfast
  • 8:30 AMEvent Kickoff
  • 12 PMLunch
  • 6:30 PMWork Ends / Dinner
  • 7 PMPresentations & Judging
  • 9 PMAwards Ceremony


Ace Callwood

Ace Callwood is the co-founder of coffitivity.com, a globally used tool to boost creativity. He is an advocate of awesome people building useful things and shares his thoughts on the subject with the students in the VCU Entrepreneurship Program.

Arnold Kim

Arnold Kim founded MacRumors in 2000, and has since gone on to launch a number of sites for all things Apple, gaming and apps; most notably TouchArcade and AppShopper. Arn also lives in Richmond and works out of 804RVA.

Kim Mahan

Kim is the Founder and CEO of MAXX Potential, a company that invests in people who love learning and want to make cool things. While she is mainly focused on STEM education, Kim also runs obstacle races (the muddier the better), shoots a decent game of pool, and loves a good pint of properly chilled Guinness.


This year we are offering awards for 5 different categories:

Best in Show

The end-all-be-all of Hackathon glory. A unanimous vote from our judges on the one project that stands out about the rest.

Best Concept

An award for "the best laid plans". Your concept shows ingenuity & creativity and has great potential, if only there were more hours in the day.

Best Design

Pixel-perfect and designed to the nines, you clearly had an eye on this one.

Best Execution

Nailed it! You hit the bullseye on what you set out to do, and made it look easy.

Crowd Favorite

What do these judges know anyway? All your friends say you're the best, come up and collect your award.


View the 2013 RVA Hackathon