About the Hackathon
Who Should Attend?The BROTHER HACKATHON (the “Contest”) is designed to encourage programmers to submit software apps that integrate with Financial, CRM, or POS applications (such as but not limited to QuickBooks, Quicken, Sage, Goldmine, Square and etc.) with a Brother QL Label Printer, P-touch label maker, or a Full-size scanner (“Brother Device”). Each person or team will need to build an application that utilizes a Brother Device to print labels, receipts or use of full-page scan outputs (invoices, logs, contracts, etc.) from one of the Financial, CRM, or POS applications as part of their application in compliance with these Official Rules. Judged by key influencers within the industry, the Contest seeks to identify talented programmers from across the U.S. The prizes will be awarded to the best entries submitted. Winning submissions will be as determined by the Judges (defined below) in accordance with the Judging Criteria defined in the Official Rules.
What Should We Do?An iOS or Android coder can spend as little as 30 minutes downloading the SDK and printing your first label within minutes. This year we also added support for Flutter developers. Together you will try to complete the mobile app as much as possible using any one of the Brother's printers. There are lots of things you can do. The best part is that you can start now. But why wait? Please visit the FAQ below to download SDK instruction, sample code tutorials (Objective-C, Swift, Android, Flutter, Cordova), and reading the optional reference guide. Check out our meetup group for all the workshops.
How to Register?Click here to get your free Eventbrite ticket! Tickets are available on February 15, 2022..
What are the Prizes?There are a total of 9 prizes provided by Brother: 1. Platinum Award ($5000), 2. Gold Award ($1000), 3. Silver Award ($500), 4. Mini-Hackathons (cash prizes and signup bonuses will be announced in the workshops). All prizes are per team.
Our two-day virtual hackathon will be jam-packed with fun activities and coding workshops! At the first night of the event, each team will be given a 3-minute introduction via Zoom Video Conferencing. Teams will get together to prepare the presentation. Participants are welcome to continue their projects with overnight virtual hackathon with one-on-one support from Brother engineers. On Saturday, teams will complete the apps. Each team will shoot a 3-minute video, and upload it to Youtube. There will be several panel discussions, including multiple virtual rooms to assist participants with coding, design, and video production. Winners will be announced at 7PM, with award ceremony and a raffle of many great prizes. Please note that all time PDT.
5:00 PM PDT
6:00 PM PDT
7:00 PM PDT
Welcome and Introduction
7:30 PM PDT
9:00 PM PDT (overnight available)
Team Collaboration. Overnight Continuous Hacking.
09:00 AM PDT (optional)
09:30 AM PDT (optional)
One-on-One Support Virtual Rooms
10:00 AM PDT (optional)
Submission Support All Hands
2:00 PM PDT
Video Submission Due
3:00 PM PDT
Live Viewing Presentation Judging
5:00 PM PDT
Mini-Hackathon Winners Live Viewing
6:30 PM PDT
Raffle, Feedback and Survey
7:30 PM PDT
Winner Announcement, Q&A, Award Ceremony
Judges & Speakers
Sr. Product Manager, QL Label Printers, Brother International Corp. Judge
Technical Marketing Specialist, QL Label Printers, Brother International Corp. Judge
Manager, Application Development,Printers & Scanners, Brother International Corp. Judge
Celebrity Judge, the Voice behind Girl Knows Tech, a Montreal-based tech blog.
Brother International Corporation has earned its reputation as a premier provider of home office and business products, home appliances for the sewing and crafting enthusiast as well as industrial solutions that revolutionize the way we live and work. Brother International Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brother Industries Ltd. With worldwide sales exceeding $6 billion, this global manufacturer was started more than 100 years ago. Bridgewater, New Jersey is the corporate headquarters for Brother in the Americas. It has fully integrated sales, marketing services, manufacturing, research and development capabilities located in the U.S. In addition to its headquarters, Brother has facilities in California, Illinois and Tennessee, as well as subsidiaries in Canada, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Mexico. For more information, visit www.brother-usa.com.