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AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Miami in coordination with ESENEM

AT&T Developer Program

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM (EST)

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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?

This AT&T Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program in coordination with ESENEM and located at the UM Life Sciences & Technology Park in a venue generously donated by RightSpace2Meet. We will have technical support provided by awesome senseis including from our friends at the South Florida Android Group and Miami Ruby Brigade. Our hackathon 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.
  • 7PM - Friday Evening - Speakers present (please see below for list)
  • 8PM - Friday Evening - Pitch ideas and form teams
  • 9PM - Friday Evening - Blackberry 10 focused sessions  in conference room led by Demian Borba of RIM
    • BlackBerry 10 Demo {20min}
    • Installing SDKs (Cascades, Adobe AIR, HTML5 or Android) {20min}
    • Requesting Signing Keys and Registering your Computer {10min}
    • Creating your first Cascades App {15min}
    • Creating your first AIR App {15min}
    • Creating your first HTML5 App {20min}
    • Converting Android Apps to BB10 Apps in less than 5 minutes {10min}
    • Deploying your App to your BB10 Dev Alpha Device {5min}
    • Debugging your App {5min}
  • 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.

 Windows Azure Challenge. At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems,develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. Windows Azure is an open cloud platform that enables developers to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a globalnetwork of Microsoft-managed datacenters. Mobile Services allows developers to quickly add a scalable and secure backend hosted in the Windows Azure cloud to an iOS, Windows Store, or Windows Phone 8 app.  Learn more at www.windowsazure.com/mobile.

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
      • One (1) year membership at RightSpace2Meet (Valued at $4,200)
      • $500 in Gift Cards for the team
      • One (1) year of the "Small" service from Github for each team member
    • 2nd Place
      • Six (6) month membership at RightSpace2Meet (Valued at $2,100)
      • $300 in Gift Cards for the team
      • One (1) year of the "Micro" service from Github for each team member
    • 3rd Place
      • Three (3) month membership at RightSpace2Meet (Valued at $1,050)
    • $200 in Gift Cards for the team
  • Best Blackberry 10 App - Must be demoed on a Blackberry 10 Alpha device to be eligible (device provided by RIM)
    • Trip to the AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon in Las Vegas, where you will have the chance to compete for over $50,000 in total prizes
      • Maximum of four (4) team members will receive airfare to/from Las Vegas, NV and a maximum of two (2) rooms at the Palms Casino Resort for the team*
  • Best App using AT&T APIs
    • $500 in Gift Cards for the team to split and one (1) Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Momentum Device for each team member with 1 month of 1GB DataConnect Service (Max 3)
  • Best Blackberry 10 Cascades App
    • $1,000 Cash
  • Best Objective C, Windows Store, or Windows Phone 8 app using Mobile Services
    • Each member of the winning team walks away with a Jawbone Big Jambox or Beats by Dr Dre headphones, their choice.  The only fitting way to celebrate a big win is with big sound, of course.
  • Best use of ESENEM API/Most Useful App to ESENEM
    • $1,000 in cash for the team to split
  • Sphero Best in Show
    • 1st Place - $250 in cold hard cash+ Spheros
      • An additional $750 when your app goes to market!
  • Best Native Android Application
    • one (1) Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Momentum Device for each team member with 1 month of 1GB DataConnect Service (Max 3)
  • ListNOW! for Glozal - The top real estate mobile app. The app will be used by real estate agents and brokers to quickly and efficiently initiate real estate listings and, when they are in the field, list new properties on http://glozal.com (Global Listing System = GLS). Additional functionality specification to be provided onsite.
    • $1,000 in cash for the team to split


*Please see official rules for full details


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





Milana V. Kuznetsova

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. Milana V. Kuznetsova, CEO at ESENEM and a lawyer, is an experienced law practice management and technology entrepreneur leading ESENEM's Xibid to be the trend-setter for seamless mobile practice for legal professionals. She is also a frequent lecturer and published authority, advising on law practice management, technology, and ethical considerations.
Demian Borba

Alex Gaber

Demian Borba has more than 13 years of experience with technology, interactive media, design, business and training. He has worked as one of the Adobe Community Professionals organizing Adobe Camp Brasil and also as a professor at UC San Diego, teaching UI Design and Programming classes for Design and Computer Science students. Before joining Research in Motion, he ran Action Creations, an interactive agency based in San Diego with clients including Oakley, 20th Century Fox, World Tour of Surfing, Nike, Callaway Golf and more. Demian is also the reigning champion from the AT&T Summit Mobile App Hackathon, in Las Vegas, USA (details here).  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. 
Carolina Rendeiro Jason Allor
Carolina Rendeiro, the CEO and Owner at Right Space Management, Inc, specializes in strategic consulting, such as business plan and sales strategy development. She trains, consults, and owns independent business centers in 18 countries. Jason Allor is the Principal Development Manager for Windows Azure Mobile Services. He’s has been nerding it up at Microsoft since the days of Windows 95, though he probably won’t admit it. Follow him at @jasonallor.
Mike Cuesta Timothy Clem
Mike Cuesta, the Director of Design & Community at CareCloud, was formerly the Senior Designer & Webmaster at Avisena, where he grew the online marketing, branding, and product management that directly contributed to a 62% year-over-year increase from 2007 to 2008. His passion for user experience has garnered multiple awards and recognition. Timothy Clem, a developer at GitHub, was formerly a Director at Blue Dot Solutions, Inc. His specialities consist of software and user experience design, mobility, robotics, human interaction with technology, and real time computing and control systems.


Sean M. Mcnamara

Diego Lapiduz
Sean M. McNamara,  the Chief Technology Officer at ESENEM, is leading all things engineering and product development for Xibid, a mobile cloud-enabled platform designed to organize cases and power a mobile legal practice. He is an experienced software developer, with over ten years of experience in building enterprise mobile solutions and is a frequent speaker in Miami and Denver on topics related to mobile software development and agile process. Diego Lapiduz is a Director of technology at Intergi and has over ten years of experience building web and mobile applications. At Intergi he leads the technology department in developing products like gamezone and Playwire. His toolbox includes Ruby on Rails, HTML5, Javascript, and Objective-C.
Bryce Kerley David Di Cillo
Bryce Kerley is a Developer Advocate at Basho, is a highly skilled Rails developer. Prior to joining Basho, he worked as an independent Rails developer, consulting on everything from AJAZ to ZFS. Nelson Melo is a Software Developer and Founder of CodeModLabs LLC, a software consulting firm in Miami, FL. Nelson has been coding in a mixture of Python & Java for AppEngine and Android since 2008, and working on the web and mobile spaces for more than 10 years. He also organizes the South Florida Google Developers Group.
David Di Cillo

Andrej Kostresevic

Leonardo Correa is a recent FIU graduate in Computer Science that has extensive experience with Java and Ruby on Rails. He is currently a Ruby on Rails developer for Citrix and is a founder and backend developer of Unboxed Labs, a company that develops mobile and web applications with ROR backends. Andrej Kostresevic has over 10 years of development experience, and has developed apps that have over 10M downloads. He organizes the Miami Lean Startup Circle and the South Florida Android Developers. He is currently busy running the New Frontier Nomads, a mobile development company focused on helping startups launch innovative mobile products.







University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park

Layer 7 Technologies


Net Suite

South Florida Android Developers


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UM Life Sciences & Technology Park
1951 NW 7th Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Friday, December 14, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM (EST)

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