GIF Hack is a small, exclusive 24-hour hackathon where participants can team up to create a project based on Gfycat's API. Space is limited, so please only RSVP if you intend to come!

Tickets available via our Eventbrite page here.


Saturday January 28th, 2017

9:00 AM
Doors open, breakfast and coffee available

10:30 AM
Brief explanation of rules and prizes

11:00 AM
Team formation

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch available

1:00 PM
Start hacking

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Gfycat API presentation and sample project

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Gfycat engineers available for office hours

6:00 PM
Dinner available

11:00 PM
Snacks available

Sunday January 29th, 2017

8:00 AM
Coffee and breakfast available

9:00 AM - Noon
Gfycat engineers available for office hours

1:00 PM
Project submission deadline, lunch set out

2:00 PM
Presentations Begin

3:30 PM

4:00 PM
Winners announced


While we welcome teams to work on anything GIF related, to win a prize teams must incorporate with the Gfycat API. 

Top team: wins $1,000
Runner up: wins a Raspberry Pi 3 kit for each team member


In order to be eligible to compete in GIF Hack, you must be 18 years of age or older

Hackathon Sponsors


$1,240 in prizes

Grand Prize

Gift cards with a total value of $1000 divided among team participants

Runner Up (2)

One Raspberry Pi to each member of the runner-up and second runner up teams

Technical innovation

Raspberry Pi

Design innovation

Raspberry Pi

New business idea

Raspberry Pi


Raspberry Pi

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

You can enter by registering on our Eventbrite page and requesting an API key here. You may request an API key the day of the hackathon.


Richard Rabbat

Richard Rabbat
CEO, Gfycat

Josh Kang

Josh Kang
Senior Software Developer, Gfycat

Hanna Xu

Hanna Xu
Senior Product Designer, Gfycat

John Dodini

John Dodini
Head of Business Development, Gfycat

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity
  • Technical Difficulty
  • Design
  • Use of API
  • Usefulness/Business Potential

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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