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 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 Hackathon Overall App
- 1st Place - $500 in Gift Cards for the team and one (1) year of the "Small" service from Github for each team member
- 2nd Place - $300 in Gift Cards for the team and one (1) year of the "Micro" service from Github for each team member
- 3rd Place - $200 in Gift Cards for the team and six (6) months of "Micro" service from Github for each team member
- Best App using AT&T APIs (Click for more info)
- $500 in gift cards for the team to split and entire team seeded with 4G Momentum Devices and one (1) month of 1GB DataConnect Service (Max 3) [compliments of Sierra Wireless]
- Best Native Objective-C App
- Two (2) CarBots Micro RC Car for each team member(Max 10 RC Cars)
- Best App created using PhoneGap
- $100 gift card for team to split and 2 spheros
*Note: All non-cash prizes not awarded on site will be fulfilled via e-mail.
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
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|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.||Andy White is an entreprenuer, angel investor, and active in the #VegasTech ecosystem, working with @vegastechfund as part of @downtownprojlv. He is also a Board Trustee at Launchup where he established new expansion cities for the program. Andy founded Milennial Technology in January of 2010.|
|Ray Morgan, CTO of Rumgr, is a full stack developer who can be found crafting new iOS features, hacking on the API servers or working with the databases. He really enjoys finding ways to help other developers, and learn from them. Outside of Rumgr you can find Ray participating in VegasTech or the 500 Startups network as a mentor.||Fred Guest has 8 years of capital markets experience at a number of Wall Street firms, most recently Barclays Capital, where he worked on the equity syndicate desk which handles the pricing and distribution of IPOs. Currently he is working on startups in Las Vegas and learning programming.|
|Alex Gaber, is an API Evangelist for Layer 7 Technologies a company that manages over 200 APIs spanning business and government. Starting as a web developer 15 years ago, Alex grew up in Silicon Valley and is an active member in the hackathon and developer community. He has a passion for building web and mobile applications that integrate numerous APIs and ideas to create innovative and unique solutions.
|Ardie Yorgans is a front-end developer and part of the #VegasTech community since founding Yeres Messenger, a winning startup at Startup Weekend Las Vegas. He now focuses on effective communications, presentations, and direction for Yeres and new startups alike.||Dave Stevens has been developing for the mobile web since the days of WAP. He is currently works at Zappos (though is attending as an individual) and previously worked on the Mobile Web team on ESPN. A strong proponent of node.js, redis and tiny file sizes - don't mind the funny accent (he's a Brit).|