Past Events

Shadertoy Hackathon March 2014

When / Where

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014, from 6:30 PM PT to 9:00 PM PT

410 Townsend St
San Francisco, CA. 94107

Sold out!

Rules / Mechanics of the event

The first world-competition ever to find out who can write the best shader in 60 minutes. Bring your laptop with you or compete remotely.

Remember this date: Wednesday 19th March 2014, 6:30 PM PT. Shadertoy will host the first Hackathon at 410 Townsend Street, San Francisco. We'll provide tables, chairs, awards, and beers! So you'll regret not attending it in person. It will be fun as well: we will propose a shader idea at the beginning of the Hackaton, and post it via our twitter account @shadertoy as well for remote participants, and will let people life code for one hour. We might stream the process in the big screen for everybody's joy. More details about the rules of the Hackathon will be posted in March here.

Join us!

Developers on-site : If you are planning on participating please register [closed].
Developers working from home : If you are not going to be in San Francisco but you still want to participate, please register [closed]. Also, check out the rules and follow @shadertoy on Twitter for news.
Sponsors : If you want your company to sponsor the event email us at email

Our Sponsors / Special Thanks

Siggraph San Francisco
SoMa Play Inc

Step by Step

  1. If you can come to San Francisco : Get your tickets [closed].
    If you can not attend, you can still participate. Get your tickets [closed]. Make sure you are following us on Twitter @shadertoy and make sure you are online on Wednesday 19th March 2014, 6:30 PM PT.
  2. Create your Shadertoy account
  3. You are all set!


6:15pm – Doors open
6:30pm – Class: From 0 to 100 in 30 minutes
7:00pm – Event starts
7:20pm – Start writing shaders based on an idea
8:20pm – End writing shaders
8:30pm – Voting Starts
8:45pm – Voting Ends and Awards!
9:00pm – End

- Please note, times are subject to change

What is Shadertoy?

Since 2009 Shadertoy allows developers all over the globe to push pixels from code to screen using WebGL .

Built to provide the computer graphics developers and hobbyists with a great platform to prototype, experiment, teach, learn, inspire and share their creations with the community.