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Hack the Dot Seattle: Back to School Edition (9.14)

September 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


A Hack the Dot is a two-hour hackathon where coding school students, junior developers, experienced developers, marketers, designers and curious web people come together to build ideas around a domain name. Our events are meant to be a quick and fun way to build a humorous (and functional) product quickly, while meeting people in your tech/startup community.

There will be pizza.

What to Bring / How to Prepare: 

• Bring your laptop (fully charged). Bring your charger just in case…

• Install the Atom text editor. Go here: https://atom.io/

• Setup a github.com account

WHEN: Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
WHERE: Galvanize Seattle (111 South Jackson Street, Seattle, WA 98144)

The absurdly awesome domain-driven hackathon is back @ Galvanize Seattle to keep the summer party going!

How does it work?  

Step 1: Attendees are broken up into random teams and assigned spirit animals to guide their efforts.

Step 2: All teams are provided with an undisclosed single premium domain name by name.com, arbitrary and often hilarious.
The only hint: Back to school, back to school, to prove to my parents I’m not a fool…

Step 3: Team have just two hours to come up with a functioning site inspired by that domain. The team builds the most creative and fun idea for the domain wins.

Participants will be judged on four criteria: (1) functionality, (2) design, (3) humor, and (4) creative domain name interpretation.

What you get at the event?

How much does it cost?  
It’s free!

Questions? Send them to Lee Ngo at lee.ngo@galvanize.com.


About Our Sponsors

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

Education – part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering

Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth

Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.

Name.com is a community-driven domain registrar that helps people get online and get noticed. Offering website hosting, email, website builders, SSL certificates, and more, name.com is ICANN accredited and has the most dedicated customer support team in the business.

Crazy Cheap Domains?
Name.com, our favorite registrar, is giving away domains for people who RSVP or attend. Use the promo code announced at Hack the Dot when you checkout your purchase. Learn more and start your discounted domain search here.


Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square
111 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104 US


Galvanize Seattle