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Salesforce.com Launches the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon--The Largest Single Hackathon Prize Ever
Oct 25, 2013 (12:10 PM EDT)


SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the world's #1 CRM platform, today launched the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon, with the largest single hackathon prize ever. Hundreds of teams will compete to build the next killer mobile app on the Salesforce Platform, the world's #1 cloud platform, and the winner will walk away with $1 million. The winning app will be announced Nov. 21 at Dreamforce, the world's largest vendor-led technology gathering. Teams are encouraged to start building their apps today and can continue to code on site in the Developer Zone at Dreamforce. A special $99 Hacker Pass will give developers access to the Developer Zone and Marc Benioff's keynote.

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  • "We're in the midst of a mobile app renaissance," said Adam Seligman, vice president of Salesforce Platform developer and partner marketing, salesforce.com. "Developers are reinventing how business works, and how companies connect with their customers, employees, partners and products in entirely new ways. With the Salesforce Platform, developers are brilliantly more productive, turning ideas into apps faster than ever before leveraging a wide range of mobile, social and cloud services."

Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon—The Largest Single Hackathon Prize Ever
With the rise of social networks and the proliferation of mobile devices, developers everywhere want to capitalize on the app revolution fueled by this technology shift and create the next generation of mobile apps for the enterprise. Salesforce.com is launching the Salesforce $1 Million Hackathon for developers to build the next killer mobile app on the Salesforce Platform and giving the winner the largest single hackathon prize in history—$1 million.

Developers can begin coding now and can continue building round-the-clock on site at Dreamforce in Hack Central located in the Developer Zone. Developers must submit their apps for judging on Nov. 19 and the winner will be announced on site at Dreamforce on Nov. 21. Full rules and regulations can be found at: www.dreamforce.com/hackathon.

Dreamforce 2013: The World's Largest Vendor-Led Technology Gathering
The 11th annual Dreamforce is set to achieve record-breaking attendance with more than 120,000 people from 65 countries expected to register to attend.

In front of a global audience, salesforce.com will demonstrate how companies can connect with their customers, employees, partners and products in entirely new ways and become customer companies. With more than 1,250 sessions and an expanded Cloud Expo, attendees can participate in interactive sessions, hands-on training with cutting-edge technology, thousands of live demos and unparalleled networking opportunities.

The Developer Zone at Dreamforce—The World's Best Developer Gathering
The Developer Zone at Dreamforce will spark the next revolution of enterprise app development, with more than 20,000 developers on site, 1,000 code, design and dev skills consultations, 200 developer sessions and much more. Salesforce.com's developer community will create the next generation of mobile apps for the enterprise.

Salesforce Platform—The World's #1 Cloud Platform
Salesforce Platform is the world's most trusted cloud platform for building enterprise apps. It powers Salesforce CRM, more than 2,000 partner-built apps on the AppExchange, and more than three million custom apps built by customers. More than one million developers and business analysts use the Salesforce Platform to quickly build and deliver apps on any device. Offering the same services, frameworks and ecosystem that are driving the explosion of consumer apps, the Salesforce Platform is bringing the app revolution to business and helping customer companies connect to customers, employees, partners and products in entirely new ways.

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