AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Austin

Alex Donn (AT&T Developer Program)

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM (CDT)

Austin, TX

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Austin

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
I'm a native developer (I'm a magician with iOS, Android, and/or WP7) Sep 19, 2014 Free  
I'm a back-end dev (I herd bits amongst cloud servers) Sep 19, 2014 Free  
I'm a front-end dev (I sling HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) Sep 19, 2014 Free  
I'm a visual designer or a UX designer (I create delightful experiences) Sep 19, 2014 Free  
Marketing person (I know market validation through surveys) Sep 19, 2014 Free  
Idea person (I have ideas and am looking for a team) Sep 19, 2014 Free  
Staff and Technical Support (Employees of AT&T and Senseis) Sep 19, 2014 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. Our hackathon will introduce you to the latest cutting edge tools to help deploy your own app with a website backend, fully hosted in the cloud.

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, designer, entrepreneur, student, or just interested in tech; you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your development skills are needed!

Event Schedule.  The following is a list of the weekend's agenda:

  • Day 1
    • 6PM - Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
    • 7PM - Speakers present (please see below for list)
    • 8PM - Pitch ideas and form teams
  • Day 2
    • 10AM - The fun continues with breakfast served in the morning! Work with the teams from Day 1 to complete the app spec’d. Senseis will be available throughout the entire day to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 6PM.
    • 1PM - Lunch is Served
    • 6PM - Pencils down. Please sign up your teams to present via this link: Pitches start promptly at 6PM and are limited to three (3) minutes per team. No powerpoints unless you are only presenting an idea.


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 Hackathon Overall App 
    • 1st Place - $500 in Gift Cards for the team
  • Best Use of an AT&T API
    • 1st Place - $500 in Gift Cards for the team

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

  • 33% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
  • 33% Weight - Originality of idea
  • 33% Weight - Difficulty of the technical implementation

Hackathon Legal. 

Social Media. 
  • Follow us @attdeveloper for live updates and photos from the event



Alex Donn, Senior Marketing Manager at AT&T, 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. He loves bacon and is allergic to all types of gluten. William Hurley,commonly known as whurley, is the co-founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, an open source advocate and systems theorist. He is the recipient of several honors and awards. He is regularly interviewed by the press on technology and related topics. Whurley co-founded BarCamp Austin in 2006, a technology-related conference which took place around South By Southwest; and iPhoneDevCamp (or “developers camp”), which debuted in 2007 as an assembly of 200-300 developers and enthusiasts who were interested in finding new ways to use and hack Apple’s iPhone. It has since expanded to include iOSDevCamp and iPadDevCamp.
Josh Greenbaum Kyle
Joshua Greenbaum has over 30 years of experience in the industry as a computer programmer, systems analyst, author, consultant, and industry analyst. Josh regularly consults with leading public and private enterprise software, database, infrastructure, implementation, and hardware companies, and advises end users on technology infrastructure and applications selection, development, and implementation issues. For more information, visit Kyle Simpson is a JavaScript Systems Architect. If something can't be done in JavaScript or web stack technology, he's probably bored by it. Kyle runs several open-source projects, writes books, and speaks at meetups and tech conferences. He also helps drive the local startup/entrepreneurial community through events, coworking activities, etc.


David Gavigan Brian Sigler
David Gavigan is a recent graduate specializing in enterprise mobile at Clearblade. While completing his degree at Texas State University, David studied Computer Information Systems with a focus on enterprise and mobile development. David has previously spent time working at the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts in Austin, TX. Bill Sigler has over 17 years of experience in the computer industry as an Architect, Project Leader, and Developer for full life cycle software engineering of database driven mobile, web, and windows applications. Bill holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN.
Robert Decker  
Robert Decker is an expert in software design and development with fifteen years' experience at well-known corporations including Adobe and PGP, consulting on technology projects with high-profile clients in the public and private sectors, and involvement with multiple start-ups in founding and advisory roles. Capabilities include software architecture and development; project and people management; enterprise level development of web-enabled database and content repository applications in multiple languages and environments; and offshore and near-shore experience managing projects and developers in Eastern Europe, India, and North America.  


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Austin, TX

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Alex Donn (AT&T Developer Program)

Hi! I am a developer evangelist with the AT&T Developer Program and specialize in rapid mobile app development


If you have any questions about this event or mobile application development in general, please find me on Twitter and message me!

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