Cereal Hack 3 is coming up on July 27, 2013 at the Hacker Lab in midtown Sacramento. My team was hired to do the social media campaign and this year's event is going to be a blast.  If you're not familiar with Cereal Hack, it's a two-day hacker marathon for coders, entrepreneurs, designers and hardware geeks who team together for a creative competition.  The goal?  Develop a minimal viable product  with your team, eat cereal, win prizes and have fun.

Participants begin the marathon style coding war at 10 am on July 27 at Hacker Lab.  Come with a team of up to 5 members, or meet up and form your team at the event.  In previous years, first place teams were composed primarily of people who met at the event.  The goal is to develop marketable apps, games or web portals that solve a unique problem.

I want to thank Gina Lujan and HackerLab.org for selecting our team to run the social media campaign and for me to be a judge this year — I can't wait to see how all the teams do.  If you want to see a great example of how everything goes down, check out a previous post of mine about Cereal Hack!

Speaking of Cereal Hack 2, last year's competition won Nicolas Come a trip to Washington.  Nicolas just visited President Obama this week because of his competition winning app, developed at Cereal Hack 2!  Inspired by the 8-year old himself, Nicolas' Garden is a mobile recipe app to help kids shop, eat and cook healthy.  The mobile app features recipe sharing , grocery shopping and fun gamification features for kids to find and save their favorite recipes.  Check out Nicolas' story, published in the Sacramento Business Journal

A special thanks to the major sponsors of the event, Intel, vspglobal, Tropo, SMUD, ranstad technologies, Five Star Bank, and many others listed at the Cereal Hack Website.   We couldn't pull it off without their support.

If you're up for 48 straight hours of networking, coding, mobile app development and the chance to win prizes and get your idea noticed, visit Eventbrite to purchase tickets.