By: Caitlin,

We’re inviting 50 developers and designers to join us and Silicon Prairie News at our Des Moines HQ to build in our first Iowa-based hackathon. It’s free and we’re giving away a cow, a pig and a rooster for prizes. Seriously.

We’ll kick things off on Saturday, December 1 at 9am. If you’re up for it, we’ll be hacking all day and through the night until the 12pm deadline on Sunday (with some fun here and there along the way). We’ll supply you with food, coffee, beer and entertainment,  you just need to bring the code and creativity. Show off your hard work with pride during demos at noon on Sunday, December 2.

The event is part of our two-year anniversary weekend, a celebration we’re kicking off with a meetup. Along with SPN, we have a few tricks up our sleeve for that weekend, and the Old  MacDonald Hackathon is going to see some of the best. And, thanks to NexGen Communications (and partners, Meraki), we’re going to have crazy fast internet and a ridiculous amount of bandwidth.

So, if you’re a builder with a passion for innovation and disruption, we invite you to register for free today. Not a programmer, but want to volunteer or get involved? Fill out this form. Want to see the hacks during demo day? Register for a free ticket.

More announcements to come! Be sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on all things hackathon.

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