Satori Live Data Hackathon

Parisoma 169 11th street

San Francisco, CA, 94103

September 9th – 10th


Harnessing the awesome power of streaming live data… What better theme for a hackathon in 2017?

In an age when everything from media, social networking, and communication happens live, it’s time hackathons caught up. Developers, designers and entrepreneurs are invited to team up and compete for up to $40,000 USD in prizes!

Satori provides a fully managed PAAS (platform-as-a-service) which enables hackers to create hacks that connect, process and react to streaming live data at ultra-low latency. Use SDKs or APIs and Live Messaging service to publish and subscribe streaming live data from your app, and/or subscribe to streaming feeds from our library of open data channels and then shape the data with SQL-based streamviews that provide Live Discovery. You can also use streambots to integrate custom logic directly into data streams with Live Reactions.

The possibilities are endless, but the challenges are specific.


Wednesday, September 6th:

Wednesday, September 6th: 6:30-8:30 pm Pre-Satori Hackathon Virtual Session via WebEx
Webex link: Here!
Meeting Number: 193 644 878
Host Key: 857011
Audio Connection: 1-415-655-0001

Saturday, September 9th:

8:00 am Event and Partner setup
9:00 am Doors Open & Breakfast
10:00 am Opening Ceremony & Presentations
10:30 Introduction to Satori
11:00 am Coding Begins
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Satori Advanced Technology
6:00 pm Dinner
10:00 pm Pitch Workshop
12:00 am Midnight Snack
12:00 – 8:00am Hack through the night*
*The venue will be open and staffed overnight if you’d like to hack through the night.

Sunday, September 10th:

7:00 am Breakfast
12:00 am Lunch
1:00 pm Submission Deadline
2:00 pm Demo’s Begin
3:00 pm Judge Deliberation
Mixer w/ Beer Kegs (TBC)
3:30 pm Awards
4:00 pm Event Close

Challenges and Prizes

Satori Challenge Grand Prize:

Challenge: The winning app will make the best use of the Satori messaging platform and advanced features. Remember – the more advanced features like views and streambots you use, the more points you’ll receive in the Judging Round!


  • $20,000
  • The opportunity to meet with Satori executives to speak about your product and tour of the Satori campus
  • Opportunity for your app to be featured on

Satori Smart City Hack Challenge

Challenge: The winning smart city application will utilize Satori’s messaging platform and advanced features to provide valuable, actionable insights into making transportation services more efficient.


  • $10,000
  • The opportunity to meet with Satori executives to speak about your product.
  • Opportunity for your app to be featured on

Satori Live Data Hack Challenge:

Challenge: The team who builds a live data application that best uses Satori’s live open data feeds, messaging platform and advanced features will receive the following:


  • $10,000
  • The opportunity to meet with Satori executives to speak about your product.
  • Opportunity for your app to be featured on

Button SDK Challenge:

Challenge: Best use of Button’s SDK in an iOS, Android, or mobile website.


    • Amazon Echo (≈$180)

Judging Criteria

Each submission will be scored in each round based on the following criteria with a minimum score of 0 and maximum score of 25 points, with the final score being the average of the judges’ scores:

Usage of Satori Technology (5 Points):

Teams MUST use the featured API in their product to win. For each additional API or Satori tech used, additional points will be added.

Simplicity (5 points):

Is the application simple to use and can the team explain it clearly in three sentences or less?

Creativity (5 points):

How creative was the team in developing an innovative solution for the challenge?

Impact (5 points):

Did the team create an application that can have a real and valuable impact?

Design (5 points):

Was the UX/UI intuitive and appealing? Does the app demonstrates high throughput design architecture.


Steve Chazin

Vice President of Product, Satori

Vijay Sammeta

CEO, Civic Foundry

Francois Osini

CTO, Satori

Jessica Smith

VP of Partnerships, AngelHack


Teams of up to 5 participants are allowed. All team members must have completed the participation agreement to compete.
You may not begin your project until the competition officially begins. please don't come in and build on top of previous projects if you want to win.
Teams have full ownership of everything they build at our events and are free to do with it as they wish.
Winning teams will be subject to a code-review at some point following the event or immediately before winning.

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