NFC@SJSU has confirmed that Russell Siegelman will be judging for NFC Hack at 2:30pm in the Morris Dailey Auditorium of San Jose State! (Demos/presentations are open to anyone to come in and view).
Not only is Siegelman an angel investor, he is also a former partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and worked directly with Bill Gates to form Microsoft’s MSN service in his years before joining KPCB.
As far as life accomplishments go, this guy absolutely dominates over the rest of us. Come judgement day when staring into his blinding radiance, be sure not to mess up on your presentation while standing in the awe-inspiring power of his presence.
Though I may have exaggerated a bit, this remains quite the opportunity for our young developer and entrepreneur Spartpups (I’ve taken to calling you all that). But as D-Day nears, we’re still working hard with our sponsors to get you guys the choicest of prizes on top of what we’ve already announced. As if pitching to Siegelman weren’t enough incentive, here’s a little more for you:
Grand Prize is now some Droid Razr Maxx HD Smartphones by Motorola for every member of the winning team (up to 5) AND (as if the deal weren’t sweet enough for our bright, little Spartans) $1000 will be given out to split amongst the team!
2nd Place Prize is $600.
3rd Place Prize is $400.
You will notice that by comparison the winnings are split a bit heavily in favor of our 1st place winners–Well, welcome to the real world, Spartpups.
If you don’t place, there is a chance you may get some of the other swag we’re giving out. Let’s say 1st place has 2 members. Well, heck, we have 5 entire phones! What will we do with 3 extra phones? I suppose the NFC@SJSU team and I could keep them…but no. We the ever generous are raffling them off to ANYONE participating in NFC Hack–What are the odds of winning? Well…you’d really have to show up Friday to find out.
Did we mention there is an easter egg prize? You are familiar with easter eggs in video games. Well, at NFC Hack, we won’t tell you how you win these prizes–we may not even give clues–but we will tell you what the prize is: 5 NFC-enabled Teddy Bears.
Is the prize itself a clue? I don’t know. Perhaps we haven’t decided yet. Perhaps we are waiting until the night of NFC Hack to the decide willy nilly what you people will have to do to earn a cuddly friend. Could it be true? NFC@SJSU unorganized and possibly procrastinating on planning prizes? I’ll leave that sort of baseless speculation up to you.
We’re also having some “I survived NFC Hack” T-Shirts made. Consider them a consolation prize for having made it through the night and to the judging table. Hey, 24 hours of staring at your monitor? That’s quite an accomplishment…Well…regardless, I guess you deserve it anyway.
More swag will be handed out, but since we like to keep you folks on your toes, you’ll need to come Friday to find out what sort of free junk we’ll be arbitrarily giving away.