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Pixel Hack 2012

Published by Diana Tula · November 23rd 2012

What is Pixel Hack?

Pixel Hack is an annual local event hosted by 500px. Bringing together talent from the Toronto development and design community to envision and create great apps using open rich media APIs with just a bit over twenty-four hours to spend. It’s a perfect environment with free food&drink for great minds to mix, mingle and innovate.

Hack Day Recap

Pixel Hack was a huge success! The event was last weekend Saturday November 17th to Sunday 18th with over 100 attendees, 31 hours of coding and designing and 19 final hacks presented. We are overjoyed with the number and quality of hacks submitted, you can check out all the apps on Hacker League page.


Apps were judged by a panel of 5 tech-savvy judges who after much thought and deliberation announced the winning apps, teams and individuals. Join us in congratulating...

Overall Winner: Camo —Andrew Sibley and Tyler Ball.

Best Business Idea: 500px - InSitu — James Cam and Garth Gutenberg.

Best Design: Travelby500px — Bartek Ciszkowski and Scott McAllister.

Best Windows 8 app: Gridpix — Kare Desu and Sinthushan Sivapatham.

Winner of SendGrid and Aviary: PixelCard — Eugene Yagrushkin, Arseniy Ivanov and Katerina Lyadova.

Best use of Why Can’t I hold All These APIs — Adam Shutsa.

Though this hack wasn’t submitted for judging, a special win goes to our very own business developer Dustin Plett who under an hour hacked a new business idea with a $4 kisses sign.


To our sponsors — Canon, Aviary, Context.IO, GelaSkins, Henry’s, Jet Cooper, Microsoft, Moo, SendGrid and La Cantina. Thank you for your generosity, Pixel Hack would not be possible without your support.

To our panel of judges — Andy Yang, Oleg Gutsol, Russ Martin, Jon Lax, and Erin Bury for contributing your time, arbitrator skills, and for being awesome.

To Roxy 500px executive assistant and Dustin 500px business developer, who opened and closed the event, prepared nifty swag bags, ordered food, drink, coordinated with sponsors, arranged everything which needed to be arranged, and hustled and bustled to ensure everyone’s comfort and content. You are our stars.

To Extreme Startups and landlords of The Burroughes for providing us with prime Toronto downtown location and great space.

To everyone who attended! We are looking forward to seeing you again next year!


Wish you were there? Relive the event with us with photos and videos from Pixel Hack day. Here are some photos from Pixel Hack 2012 photographed by our COO Evgeny Tchebotarev:

For all photos from this set visit Evgeny's 500px page. Also check out time-lapse videos from Day 1 and Day 2 filmed by our software developer Vova Drizepolov. Want more photos? Search Instagram for hashtags #pixelhack #pixelhackday #pixelhack2012. If you're interested to see how last year's Pixel Hack went visit last year's recap.


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Jose Pacajoj  over 1 year ago
which is the brand of skin mac pro?
Awesome Account
Diana Tula  over 1 year ago
All those skins were printed with Gelaskins, using photos from 500px :)
Hussain Alkhabbaz  over 1 year ago
great !!
Chitra Sivasankar  almost 2 years ago
Canon 5D camera... WOW... those two are the most lucky I guess. awesome.

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