Story Hackathon 2012
The first-ever Story Hack Demo Day event was unforgettable! Congratulations to Team Cupcakes and Rainbows on winning the grand prize.
7 teams competed in the first-ever Story Hackathon. Their challenge: create a cohesive narrative spanning 3 or more technological platforms and will execute a single one over the course of 36 hours this weekend. Projects created by the diverse group of hackers ranged from animated space journeys led by the audience, to interactive social good/activism experiences.
Two prizes were awarded at the Demo Day Event. For “Best use of Twilio”, Team Rodan picked up a special prize given by Twilio for their clever hack “What’s Your Failure Engine”.
The Grand Prize was awarded to Team Cupcakes and Rainbows for their innovative mashup of story and technology. They created, “Future Mate” - a fully immersive storytelling-meets-technology experience. Winners Gyda Arber, Brian Fountain, Allen Hahn and David Gochfeld represent a group of theater, technology and film professionals. They wowed the audience in 15 minutes with their gripping immersive theater experience/dating app hybrid.