Have fun and meet other developers in the Las Vegas area while utilizing LaunchKey, a passwordless decentralized authentication and authorization platform.  Form a team and build a solution utilizing authentication, authorization, or both with one of LaunchKey's SDKs for Android, C#/.NET, iOS, Java, Node.js, PHP, Python, Ruby, or Windows Phone.

Cash* prizes will be awarded to the best implementations in both authentication and authorization as voted by the LaunchKey judges as well as a people's choice award voted on by the crowd with the LaunchKey mobile app after the presentations are completed.

The event starts at 10 AM with an overview of LaunchKey and introductions to the LaunchKey staff that will be providing any assistance you might need with your project.  Feel free to show up a little early to get situated and network with your fellow hackers.

Lunch will be provided as well as drinks and snacks.

*Cash equivalent in gift cards may be used in lieu of actual cash.

Hackathon Sponsors


$700 in prizes

Cash or cash equivilent in gift card(s) (3)

Contest winners, individual or teams, will be awarded this prize.

Mini-drone (20)

The first twenty (20) individuals to register will be eligible to receive a mini-drone. The registrant must submit an entry either individually or as part of a team to receive their prize.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Participants: Individuals of any age may participate and submit an entry.  All participants must be on-site at the event.  No remote participants will be allowed.
  • Teams: Teams of up to five (5) may submit an entry.  A participant submitting an entry alone will be considered as a team of one (1).  Participants may only submit as a participant on one (1) team.


  • An original work that interacts with the LaunchKey Engine API either directly or utilizing a LaunchKey SDK.
  • Performs an authentication or authorization request as part of the logic flow of the application.

  • Demonstrates the logic flow during a live demonstration before the judges.

How to enter

Attend the hack-auth-on and submit an original work that was fully completed at the event.


Devin Egan

Devin Egan
LaunchKey Founder/CTO

Geoff Sanders

Geoff Sanders
LaunchKey Founder/CEO

Yo Sub Kwon

Yo Sub Kwon
LaunchKey Founder/VP Engineering

Judging Criteria

  • Utilization
    How well does the solution utilize LaunchKey? Did it utilize Server Sent Events (SSE) as opposed to polling. Did it utilize context in the request?
  • Innovation
    How innovative was the solution? Did it expose a unique use case? Did it provide a new solution to an existing use case?
  • Security
    Was the solution secure in its implementation

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