ComeHackWIthUs.com is a marathon of hacking, on a remote tropical island in a luxurious villa. The hackathon consists of two months of pure hacking and 12 people.
The founders are three internet entrepreneurs based in different countries, and they came together to form this this great opportunity.
The 12 chosen hackers will also have to complete a psychological evaluation to show they can live in harmony with other coders for the duration of the event. Those attending would have all cooking and cleaning taken care of so they can concentrate on the code, he told the BBC. Mr Heck is currently looking for sponsors to help shoulder the cost of supporting the coders during the hackathon.
Successful applicants will be expected to make their own way to the island and pay a small fee to attend.
“It’s a submission fee that’s largely symbolic,” he said. “It’s to keep away the people that are planning to party all the time or are not serious about their project. That could be really detrimental to the atmosphere,” he said.
The projects that people will work at would be equalized to the skills of those attending to assure good advances are made on all of them, said Mr Heck.
Mr Heck, who is currently based in Kuala Lumpur, said there were lots of islands in the Philippines that were potential candidates for the coding get together. Although remote, the island has a good power supply and were connected to the mainland via microwave links.