It's time to set Chattanooga's gigabit network ablaze! Join us for a weekend of futuristic fun and a chance to build the gigabit apps of tomorrow.

You’ll have the opportunity to team up with talented startups & tech companies, developers & designers, students & entrepreneurs, thinkers & doers.

We’ll hack with 4 gigabit communities across the country and connect over BBQ & broadband, telepresence robots & video wormholes, remote music jam sessions & much more.

Finally, you’ll get to advance apps for entertainment, education, work force development, clean energy, telemedicine, and more. Experts & resources from US Ignite, Mozilla, and Orange will help turn your gigabit ideas into reality. Come hack with us!

Please register on ChallengePost now by clicking on the blue button to the right. 

** Can’t make it for the whole weekend but still want to join us for the demo presentations? Awesome!  Register via Eventbrite.  **

Event Schedule

Friday, May 1 - The Flying Squirrel

  • 5:00 - 7:00pm: GigHacks Kickoff Happy Hour

Saturday, May 2  - GigLab at the Chattanooga Public Library

  • 10:00am: Project Pitches
  • Noon: Lunch and Team Updates
  • 5:30pm: Team Updates and Evening Wrap Up
  • 6:00pm: The library closes for the evening.  

Sunday, May 3 - GigLab at the Chattanooga Public Library

  • 10:00am: Breakfast and Team Updates
  • Noon: Lunch and Pitch Prep
  • 3:00 - 4:00pm: Demos + Winners Announced



GigHacks is open to everyone!

Developers, designers, dreamers & doers who want to advance their applications with gigabit networks


Create a functionning software application of hardware hack that leverages the features of gigabit networks:

  • Abundant bandwidth
  • Low-latency
  • Symmetry (Upload/Download)
  • High quality of service

Hackathon Sponsors


Will be Announced

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

How to enter

  1. Click “Register” to access the submission form and start your draft early.
  2. Create a working app that meets the requirements above, or update an existing app.
  3. Create a demonstration video and take some screenshots of your app.
  4. Provide a way for us to access your app for testing.
  5. Submit!


Mike Bradshaw

Mike Bradshaw
Executive Director | The Company Lab

Elizabeth Hammitt

Elizabeth Hammitt
Director of Environmental Stewardship & Community | EPB

Glenn Ricart

Glenn Ricart
CTO | US Ignite

Andrew Rodgers

Andrew Rodgers
Technologist-in-Residence | The Enterprise Center & GIGTANK

Judging Criteria

  • Will be Announced

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