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AT&T Mobile App Hackathon Bay Area - Public Safety

Alex Donn (AT&T Developer Program)

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM (PST)

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon Bay Area - Public Safety

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Type End Quantity
Developer (I build, hack, and code awesomeness!) Ended Free  
I'm a visual designer or a UX designer (I create delightful experiences) Ended Free  
Business person (I have ideas and know how to sell) Ended Free  
Student (looking to learn about app creation and startups!) Ended Free  
Staff and Technical Support (Employees of AT&T and Senseis) Ended Free  
First Responder (I protect the community) Ended Free  

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Event Details

 Did you know that mobile apps can be built in a day?

Come to an AT&T Public Safety Mobile App Hackathon to find out how. With the adoption of 4G LTE, law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel will finally leverage the same high-speed data networks the general public uses every day. Building on commercially available software, leveraging APIs from AT&T , and engineering support from local tech powerhouses, you’ll be able to work with some of America’s finest with actual police, fire, and EMS communications experts on hand. Additionally, you will have application security experts from Department of Homeland Security assisting you to enhance the function, performance, and security of your application that is critical to public safety.

This is an important market with many opportunities. By hacking for public safety mobile apps, you can iterate public safety focused ideas, get involved in an exciting community, and create something to further the greater social good.

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!

Haven't been to a hackathon before? Read this FAQ

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.
    • 10:30AM - For those of you that haven't built apps before, we will be running a special full stack training session! Please RSVP here: http://codinghouse.co/workshops.html
    • 1PM - Lunch is Served
    • 6PM - 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.
Challenges. The challenges below were offered to assist teams with creating apps that will truly benefit first responsers. Each challenge has been carefully vetted by the Public Safety experts and will offer an accelerator prize for best in class:
  • Public Safety Collaboration Challenge: First responders must efficiently and effectively collaborate with each other to save lives and property. Communicating with team members, as well as with other departments and agencies, requires a robust and resilient interoperable collaboration platform.  Add in the immense quantities of data from the environment, their databases, the video surveillance networks, and social media…you can see it’s a real challenge!  Winning this challenge requires the best app for responder collaboration with each other in as simple and streamlined a manner as possible. How can your app help responders working together to solve an issue more effectively and efficiently?
  • Public Safety Wearables and Embedded Systems Challenge: Imagine an app that can gather, analyze, interpret and distribute data coming from the smartphone, sensors, watches, Glass, and other wearables on a first responder.  This challenge will focus on the actionable information from a wearable to save lives and/or property.  Be sure to learn more about the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) that your responder is already wearing to make your creation most effective!  This challenge will be awarded on the creativity and effectiveness of the app for the first responder.

 

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 Overall Public Safety App
    • 1st Place - $500 in gift cards for the team to split
  • Best Public Safety Collaboration Challenge App
    • 1st Place - $500 in gift cards for the team to split
  • Best Public Safety Wearables and Embedded Systems Challenge App
    • 1st Place - $500 in gift cards for the team to split
  • Best Use of AT&T WebRTC APIs
    • 1st Place - $500 in gift cards for the team to split
  • Best Use of PiLife for a Home Automation Solution
  • Best Use of IBM Bluemix in a Public Safety App
    • 1st Place - $1000 in gift cards for the team to split
  • Best Use of IBM Bluemix in a WebRTC App
    • 1st Place - $1000 in gift cards for the team to split
  • Best Use of ESRI technologies
    • 1st Place - $1000 in gift cards for the team to split
  • Most Innovative Use of IDOL On Demand APIs in a Public Safety App
    • An HP Stream 8 32GB Windows 8.1 4G-Enabled Tablet (Includes Office 365 Personal for One Year and Free 200MB Data/month) for each team member [maximum of 5]

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 - Fulfills the function, performance, and security considerations of first responders.


Hackathon Legal. 


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


Speakers

 
Alex Kreilein
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. Alex Kreilein is at Technology Policy Strategist at the US Dept. of Homeland Security and is detailed to the National Institute of Standards & Technology. His work advances policies in technology and telecommunications including: national security and emergency communications, mobile applications development and delivery, spectrum management, cybersecurity, risk analysis, research and development, and oversight of multi-billion dollar grant programs. 
Alina Adams Jono Bacon - Xprize

Alina Adams is a serial entrepreneur working on high tech companies across multiple industries. With advanced degrees in both engineering and business, she has an emphasis on new technologies in the IT and Software Development space.

She works with companies, investor groups, accelerators and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and beyond to build a supportive ecosystem for innovation and value creation. Alina is a member of several global organizations that help entrepreneurs, assisting startups with business development strategy, fundraising and growth strategy. 

Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, and author. Currently he works as Senior Director of Community at the XPRIZE Foundation and was formerly the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, optimizing and growing the global Ubuntu community.

Bacon is a prominent author and speaker on community management and best practice, and wrote the best-selling The Art of Community (O’Reilly), is the founder of the primary annual conference for community managers and leaders, the Community Leadership Summit, founder of the Community Leadership Forum, and is a regular keynote speaker at events about community management, leadership, and best practice.

In addition to The Art of Community, Bacon co-authored Linux Desktop Hacks (O’Reilly), Official Ubuntu Book (Prentice Hall), and Practical PHP and MySQL (Prentice Hall), and has written over 500 articles across 12 different publications. 

Lennart Frantz Ben Ramseth

Lennart Frantzell, PhD, is a technical consultant at the IBM Innovation Center, San Mateo. He works with IBM Business Partners and startup companies in the IBM smarter planet initiative. The IBM Innovation Centers is a world-wide network of IBM business partner centers that provide business- and technical support to help companies get started and deploy applications in the IBM smarter planet space.

Ben Ramseth works as an Instructor Technical Lead for the GIS software company Esri. He teaches classes on software development using Esri’s APIs and SDKs domestically and around the world. When not teaching, you can find him at conferences talking to developers about the benefits of integrating spatial data into their enterprise systems.
Stephen Lee Martin Zerbib

Stephen Lee is Director of Product Development at Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global. Caravan Studios builds apps that help communities organize, access, and apply local resources to their most pressing problems. Stephen has extensive experience working at the intersection of technology, social benefit, and entrepreneurship. Outside of Caravan, he is a founding member of Alterna, a Guatemala-based center for innovation and entrepreneurship, and advises a number of social ventures and university teams in product design and sustainable impact.

Martin Zerbib is a Developer Evangelist for HP Autonomy’s strategic cloud-based offering, IDOL OnDemand, with experience in designing and implementing large-scale unstructured data solutions. Martin enjoys working with developers to understand their needs and requirements and plays a pivotal role in advancing the IDOL OnDemand technology platform. 
Georgia Partyka Jerry Higgs

Georgia Partyka is the newest member of the Vuzix development team. She is currently attending Rochester Institute of Technology as a Game Design and Development major with a Computer Science minor with strong focus in Software Engineering.

Jerry Higgs is a Senior Product Development Engineer at AT&T. Jerry specializes in DevOps, Chef 11 and ruby development, mixed with python. He has years of experience in design and review activities to evaluate program/project approach, design and supportability. 


Senseis

Syed Zaidi Robert Burke
Syed Zaidi, an Advisory Software Engineer, IBM Ecosystem Development at the IBM Innovation Center - Silicon Valley, enables IBM Business Partners on Bluemix, Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering from IBM. He also work on the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providing Business Partners access to IBM Enterprise Servers, Storage and High speed ( 10GbE) network for performance and scalability testing of their application utilizing IBM Middleware on virtualized or bare metal hardware, accessed remotely or on-site in IIC Data Center.  Robert Burke is an Esri instructor from Redlands, California. He guides users as they implement Esri's ArcGIS platform, as they set up web servers, publish mapping services, share data from geodatabases, and develop JavaScript, Android, and WPF apps turning web services into actionable information. His goal, visit every US County.
J Randall Hunt Rajeev Dave
J Randall Hunt is a Developer Advocate and Software Engineer at Amazon in New York City. Author of gitshots, a ridiculous and amusing platform for sharing git commits. Contributor to MongoDB and lots of other open source tools and libraries. Formerly of MongoDB, hackNY, Fondu, and NASA.  Rajeev Davé, a solution architect at Apigee since 2012, is focused on Telcos. Previously led engineering, sales and services teams in software startups over the last 14 years. 
Toyin Adedokun
Toyin Adedokun is a Software Engineer on the AT&T Developer Program. He's worked previously as a web developer, building websites & applications for various clients nationwide. Since joining ATT, He has worked primarily on the WebRTC SDK. Toyin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Union University in Tennessee. When not writing code, He enjoys basketball, eating sushi, and the outdoors. He and his wife live in Seattle.  

 

Judges

Jono Bacon - Xprize  
Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, speaker, and author. Currently he works as Senior Director of Community at the XPRIZE Foundation and was formerly the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, optimizing and growing the global Ubuntu community.

Bacon is a prominent author and speaker on community management and best practice, and wrote the best-selling The Art of Community (O’Reilly), is the founder of the primary annual conference for community managers and leaders, the Community Leadership Summit, founder of the Community Leadership Forum, and is a regular keynote speaker at events about community management, leadership, and best practice.

In addition to The Art of Community, Bacon co-authored Linux Desktop Hacks (O’Reilly), Official Ubuntu Book (Prentice Hall), and Practical PHP and MySQL (Prentice Hall), and has written over 500 articles across 12 different publications. 

 

Sponsors

IBM

AWS

IDOL on Demand by HP

esri

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AT&T Foundry
260 Homer Ave
Suite 102
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 9:00 PM (PST)


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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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