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 and Apigee 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.
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.
- 7PM - Friday Evening - Lightning talks.
- 8PM - Friday Evening - Idea pitches and team formation. Pitch your ideas and form teams or just start coding with your preformed teams.
- 12AM - Friday Evening - End of the night. Go home, get some rest and come back the next day refreshed!
- 10AM - Saturday Morning - The fun continues with an all day hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed the night before to produce the app. Senseis will be available throughout the entire event to help you code up your solution.
- 1PM - Saturday Afternoon - Lunch
- 7PM - Saturday Evening- Dinner
- 12AM - Saturday Evening - End of the night. Go home, get some rest and come back the next day refreshed!
- 10AM - Sunday Morning - The fun continues with the final six (6) hours of the hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed on Friday to produce the app. Senseis will be available throughout the final hours to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 4PM.
- 1PM - Sunday Afternoon - Lunch
- 4PM - Sunday Evening - Promptly at 4PM, teams will begin pitching their ventures. Pitches are limited to three (3) minutes per team.
Parking is available at 7083 Hollywood Blvd for $5 per day when you let them know you're with the event.
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
- 1st Place - A Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Elevate device and 1 Month of 1GB DataConnect Service (Max 3)
- Best App using AT&T Cloud Architect
- 1st Place - $200 VISA Giftcard for each team member (Max 5)
- Best App using AT&T mHealth APIs
- 1st Place - $200 in Gift Cards for each team member (Max 5)
- Best App using Apigee Usergrid
- 1st Place - $1,050 in American Express Gift Cards
Judging Criteria. Apps will be judged based on the the criteria below and weighted accordingly.
- 33% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
- 33% Weight - Originality of idea
- 33% Weight - Technically challenging implementation
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Alex Donn, 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.
|Josh Hollenbeck, a Senior Software Developer for CitrusByte, has been programming since age 11 shortly after the families first amiga computer while growing up. He has worked on numerous client projects for established companies and start-ups; and is armed with a vast language skill-set and quick ability to tackle any area of unknown.|
|John Dewey, a Principal Architect working on OpenStack for AT&T, tends to play Call of Duty on a breakneck basis. He has a background in Ruby, AWS, cloud computing, automation, and systems engineering.||Daniel Samet, a Senior Product Manager at Apigee, has been working in technology for over 10 years. Prior to Apigee, Daniel worked as a Product Manager at Symantec and a Senior Systems Engineer at Autodesk.|
Karim Varela, an Android developer with Fandango, has over eight years of mobile application development experience. In previous roles, Karim was an Android Engineer for Muve Music and the Android support lead within AT&T Mobility's technical developer support team. Karim has also held various roles in the mobile games industry ranging from quality assurance and build engineering to porting, and networking engineering.
Jorge Garifuna, founder and developer at mobile software company Garisoft.com, has 15 years of industry experience. His portfolio of technologies includes but are not limited to various programming languages, Web 2.0, a diverse number of Frameworks, countless of databases and mobile for popular platforms such as IOS, Android and BlackBerry.
Cas Hoefman, a Solutions Consultant for Oracle during the day, helps to empower brands to deliver the best customer experiences when, where and how customers want it. At night he likes to hack on anything he can get his hands on, has a passion for telco solutions like Tropo and lately has been know to spend way too much time on Bluetooth 4.0 Technology
Aaron Stannard, a Startup Developer Evangelist at Microsoft, evangelizes early stage web and software programs on Microsoft's BizSpark program and the .NET platform. He has worked at SmartDraw.com and specializes in ASP.NET and C#. He holds a degree in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University.