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AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Atlanta - WebRTC!

AT&T Developer Program

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM (EST)

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Type End Quantity
I'm a native developer (I'm a magician with iOS, Android, and/or WP7) Ended Free  
I'm a back-end dev (I herd bits amongst cloud servers) Ended Free  
I'm a front-end dev (I sling HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) Ended Free  
I'm a visual designer or a UX designer (I create delightful experiences) Ended Free  
Marketing person (I know market validation through surveys) Ended Free  
Idea person (I have ideas and am looking for a team) Ended Free  
Staff and Technical Support (Employees of AT&T and Senseis) Ended Free  

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Event Details

Have an app idea or need an app built for your business?

Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program  that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. For this specific event we are giving developers first access to AT&T's new WebRTC and Call Management APIs. You can find out more about these APIs via this link.

We Supply: Quick presentations and code samples that help to bootstrap your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. Along with technical senseis to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools.

You Bring: Your laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team focused mindset and/or team up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/Google+ via the #atthack hashtag. Whether you are a backend person and code in Ruby/PHP/.NET or are a wizard designer with Illustrator, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your development skills are needed!

Microsoft Azure Challenge. When you use Mobile Services with your iOS app, it becomes easy to add push notifications, user auth, structured storage, and custom logic to CRUD operations.  That means it only takes a few minutes to set up a leader board, user profiles, or  alerts.  The winning team will use Mobile Services to deliver the most complete and compelling iOS app.  More info on how to use Mobile Services can be found at http://www.windowsazure.com/mobile.

Event Schedule.  The following is a list of the weekends agenda:

  • 6PM - Friday Evening - Kickoff event with drinks, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
  • 7PM - Friday Evening - Speakers present (please see below for list)
  • 8PM - Friday Evening - Pitch ideas and form teams
  • 10AM - Saturday Morning -  The fun continues with an all day hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed on Friday night to produce the app spec’d out the night before. Senseis will be available throughout the entire event to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 7PM.
  • 7PM - Saturday Evening - Promptly at 7PM, teams will begin pitching their ventures. Pitches are limited to three (3) minutes per team.


Prizes. The following prizes are experiential and geared towards accelerating you towards a successful business as well as expanding your network and industry knowledge:

  • Best App using Windows Azure Mobile Services
    • Each member of the winning team walks away with a Jawbone Big Jambox.  The only fitting way to celebrate a big win, of course.
  • Best Windows 8 App
    • 1st Place - $400 Cash
    • 2nd Place - $200 Cash
    • 3rd Place - $100 Cash
  • Best Windows Phone 8 App
    • 1st Place - $400 Cash
    • 2nd Place - $200 Cash
    • 3rd Place - $100 Cash

Judging Criteria. Apps will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly.  

  • 33% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate the value proposition of your app
  • 33% Weight - Originality of idea
  • 33% Weight - Technical Ingenuity
Social Media. 
  • Follow us @hackathonlive for live updates and photos from the event

Parking & Transit Information.

  • Parking will be available for free in the basement below the building.
  • THINK Interactive Inc. is located 2 blocks from the MARTA Arts Center Station.



Alex Donn Ben Klang
Alex Donn is a Senior Marketing Manager with the AT&T Developer Program, is based out of sunny Seattle! His passion is educating developers young and old about mobile application development best practices through events like hackathons that fuse the collective interests of multiple technology and business leaders. Ben Klang is the leader of the Adhearsion project. He came to Ruby about four years ago but has been involved in open source projects for over fifteen years. Recognizing the exciting potential for bringing Agile development practices and the power of the Ruby language to the telephony world, he created a company, Mojo Lingo, to do just that.
Tom Rudick Max Katz
Tom Rudick is a software engineer on the Windows Azure Application Platform team, beekeeper, and an overall JavaScript nerd. He enjoys full-stack development and helping others get their cool projects off the ground. To keep up with Tom and learn more about Azure follow him @tmrudick. Max Katz, Head of Community and Developer Relations for Tiggzi (http://tiggzi.com), a cloud-based HTML5, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap mobile app builder. He loves trying out new and cool REST API's in mobile apps. You can find out what Max is up to on his blog: mkblog.exadel.com and Twitter: @maxkatz.



Dale Western

Dale Western, a Principle Technical Architect from the AT&T Developer Program, focuses on Network Services and their exposure across three screens. Dale participates in a number of forward looking projects while advising existing production efforts at AT&T. Previously, as a consultant, Dale advised and designed the use and management of Network Services for Fortune 100 companies. Johnny "Diggz" Higgins, is an entrepreneur, musician, filmmaker and founder of Geeks Without Bounds. In 1999 Diggz co-founded Voxeo and serves as Chief Evangelist for Voxeo Labs’ flagship cloud communications platform, Tropo and its community of over 250,000 developers. Diggz is also a professional dueling piano player and will perform at the slightest arm-twist.






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THINK Interactive, Inc.
1375 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309

Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM (EST)

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