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AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Austin

AT&T Developer Program

Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM (CDT)

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Austin

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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. 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 and code in Ruby/PHP/.NET or are a designer and only work with Illustrator, 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 weekends agenda:

  • 6PM - Friday Evening - Kickoff event with drinks, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
  • 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 6PM.
  • 6PM - Saturday Evening - Pencils down. Please sign up your teams to present via this link: http://bit.ly/hackprezreg 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 and 1 year Github "Medium" Plan for team to share
    • 2nd Place - $300 in Gift Cards for the team and 1 year Github "Small" Plan for team to share
    • 3rd Place - $200 in Gift Cards for the team and 1 year Github "Micro" Plan for team to share
  • Best App using Pecan Street Research Data
    • 1st Place - $1000 credit for Pecan Street Research data the team to split
    • 2nd Place - $500 credit for Pecan Street Research data the team to split
    • 3rd Place - $250 credit for Pecan Street Research data the team to split

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 - Use of Node.JS, Sencha, cloud9ide.com, Heroku, and other technologies

Hackathon Legal. 

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



Aaron Allsbrook
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. Aaron Allsbrook, CTO for Clearblade has thirteen years of experience in the IT industry providing expertise in the software development lifecycle. As CTO Aaron sets the overall technical direction of our products and services offerings. It is through his leadership that ClearBlade’s Mainframe to Mobile™ methodology came to life (patent # 61/815,085) – bringing together a unique combination of big iron expertise with current mobile know how. Aaron is a founding member of the OSLC Mobile Expert Group. Prior to ClearBlade, as a software engineer at IBM he implemented eclipse based tools for JSF and Struts development.
Robert Decker Jim Shead
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. Jim Shead is Pecan Street Inc.’s general counsel and director of data and analytics. Jim handles Pecan Street’s legal affairs and product offerings. Before joining Pecan Street, Jim worked as an attorney whose practice mainly involved complex commercial litigation in the technical arts, and is licensed to practice in both New York and Texas. Prior to law school, Jim worked as a software analyst at Southwest Research Institute, specializing in realtime data collection and analysis. Jim received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law and holds a B.S. in computer sciences from The University of Texas at Austin.


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.
Mack Browne  
Mack Browne, is a Computer Science graduate from Toronto Canada and specializes in mobile development at ClearBlade. While working on his degree, he became a specialist in Rational Software while completing an internship at IBM. He also played a key role in a major IBM website migration. Since then, he has been focusing on mobile development specifically around the IBM Worklight development framework. After multiple successful releases on iOS, Android and web, Mack is now a leading expert in the Worklight mobile development community. Some of his other areas of interest include web crawling and designing minimalist, modern user interfaces.  


Layer 7 Technologies

Clear Blade

Pecan Street


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103 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10:00 PM (CDT)

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