FOSSCON is a free and open source software conference that include talks and workshops on topics including development, community building, hackerspace activities, and more. Some of the topics previously presented at FOSSCON include: 3D printing, security, protecting your privacy, networking with the local tech community and discovering new technologies.

Hack FOSSCON enables attendees to meet, collaborate and hack on free open source technologies during the event.  Attendees are encouraged to form teams, hack on any project & demo their hacks live at FOSSCON.

Hack FOSSCON will Kick-Off 6:00pm on Friday August 8, 2014 at:
3401 Market St (The Science Center)
Suite 202
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Then Hack FOSSCON will relocate to the FOSSCON venue between 8am-9pm;

Franklin Institute 
222 N 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tentative Event Agenda:

August 8, 2014 - Offices

6 pm –  7pm  Participant Registration & Social Hour

7 pm –  8 pm  Welcome, Event Kick Off 

8 pm  Let the HACK Begin!!!!

8:30 pm  Dinner Served

August 9, 2014

12 am Midnight Snacks Served

7 am  Breakfast Served

8 am-9am Hackers Relocate to the Franklin Institute

12 pm  Hacks must be registered for presentations

1 pm Hacking Ends

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm  Participant Demos

4:00 pm Hackathon Concludes


Since this is the first Hack FOSSCON we are capping participation at 50 Hackers so register ASAP. 

Hackers can go solo or in teams.



Hackers are encouraged to demo their unfinished/finshed hacks, ideas, projects in the presentation ceremonies.

Hackathon Sponsors


Best Overall

- Technical Difficulty
- Innovation
- Usability

Raspberry Pi for each member

Runner Up

- Technical Difficulty
- Innovation
- Usability

- 5lbs of Twizzlers

Most Improved

- Beginner team with most improvement

- 5lbs of Twizzlers

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  • Click “Register” to access the submission form and start your draft early.




Judging Criteria

  • Best Overall
    - Technical Difficulty - Innovation - Usability
  • Runner Up
    - Technical Difficulty - Innovation - Usability
  • Most Improved
    - Most Improvement

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