November 2019 Hackathon Recap

by Y Combinator11/26/2019

Last weekend we hosted a hackathon for 225 people who made over 60 projects.

We were joined by judges Trevor Blackwell, Jared Friedman, Gustaf Alströmer, Kat Manalac, Michael Seibel, Akshar Bonu, Gaurav Pathak, and Raghav Poddar.

One team won a YC interview and office hours:
Hyperdoc – Read and write documentation quickly and easily – David Gu and Curtis Chong

Three teams won office hours:
Sesh – An overlay for your computer that helps you get more done, share your work, and see what your team is working on – Michael Bock, Nicholas Yang, and Taylor Rogalski
Lipid – Superhuman for your browser – Thayallan Srinathan and Jay Parthasarthy
Phonix – Get rewarded for your awesome mobile photos – Anenth Guru and Yogesh Maheswari

Thanks to everyone that participated. Below are some photos from the finals. We hope to see you at another hackathon!


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