AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Dallas - Wearables

Alex Donn (AT&T Developer Program)

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM (CST)

Dallas, TX

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Dallas - Wearables

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
I'm a native developer (I'm a magician with iOS, Android, and/or WP7) Nov 21, 2014 Free  
I'm a back-end dev (I herd bits amongst cloud servers) Nov 21, 2014 Free  
I'm a front-end dev (I sling HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) Nov 21, 2014 Free  
I'm a visual designer or a UX designer (I create delightful experiences) Nov 21, 2014 Free  
Marketing person (I know market validation through surveys) Nov 21, 2014 Free  
Idea person (I have ideas and am looking for a team) Nov 21, 2014 Free  
Staff and Technical Support (Employees of AT&T and Senseis) Nov 21, 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!

Special Offer: Get familiar with the latest in Android smart wearable glasses before you head off to the competition or take your app to the next level with smart glass integration. AT&T together with Vuzix Corporation have put together a deal specifically for registered participants of the hackathons. For a limited time, purchase the Vuzix M100 Smart Glasses for $699.99 (normally $999.99) and the associated SDK for only $139.99 (normally $199.99), a savings of $360.00. Click the image below to learn more and purchase your glasses:

Vuzix Glasses



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 Friday 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 Wearables App Overall
    • 1st Place - $500 in Gift Cards for the team to split
  • Best Mobile App Overall
    • 1st Place - $500 in Gift Cards for the team to split
  • Best App using AT&T APIs
    • 1st Place - $500 in Gift cards for the team to split
  • Additional Prizes TBA

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

  • 33% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate your app idea
  • 33% Weight - Polish of the application including Mobile App User Experience and Functionality.  
  • 33% Weight - Difficulty of the technical implementation

Hackathon Legal. 

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




Michael Lyle
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. Mike Lyle is part of a new breed of developers entering the market, experienced in traditional software development but with a focus on wearable technology. He is currently in his senior year at Rochester Institute of Technology and the newest addition to the Vuzix team. Mike has extensive Java/C# experience mixed with mobile Android development.





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When & Where

AT&T Foundry
2900 W. Plano Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75075

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM (CST)

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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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