Salesforce Offers $1 Million Hackathon Prize

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Salesforce Offers $1 Million Hackathon Prize

In what will be the one if the largest prizes ever offered at a hackathon, Salesforce will be awarding $1 million to the winning hacker(s) at the Dreamforce conference next month.

At the inaugural Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon, the cloud computing company hopes to encourage developers to create a next generation killer app for the Salesforce Platform. As a further incentive, participating developers will enjoy a heavily discounted pass to Dreamforce, the company’s annual San Francisco conference.

This is not the largest prize purse offered in a hackathon; the Launch Hackathon event that's also in November is awarding $1.6 million in investments ... to two winners.