Have a talent for coding? Want to create a mobile application to help your community and the environment? Join AT&T and San Diego Gas & Electric® for an Energy Awareness Hackathon to develop apps that will reduce energy use for San Diego and beyond.
In 2011, the White House called on utilities through the country to provide customers with easy access to their energy usage data. Over the last year and a half, over 60 applications have been created to give consumers control of their data. However, there is much more that can be done. See what you can create to help conserve energy and decrease consumers’ bills by pairing the SDG&E Green Button data with AT&T mobile APIs like location and SMS. Over $10,000 in prize money is on the line.
This event 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:
- Friday Day
- 6PM - Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
- 7PM - Lightning talks.
- 8PM - Idea pitches and team formation. Pitch your ideas and form teams or just start coding with your preformed teams.
- 12AM - End of the night. Go home, get some rest and come back the next day refreshed!
- Saturday Day
- 10AM - The fun continues with the final day of the hackathon. Continue to work with your team to finish coding and polishing your 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 6PM.
- 1PM - Lunch
- 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 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 Energy Awareness App
- 1st Place
- $5,000 in cash for the team to split
- 2nd Place
- $3,000 in cash for the team to split
- 3rd Place
- $2,000 in cash for the team to split
Judging Criteria. Apps will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly. In addition all apps must leverage Green Button Connect My Data to be eligible for prizes.
- 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 Developer Evangelist 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.||Catherine J.K. Sandoval, of Campbell, was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission in January 2011, by Governor Jerry Brown. Her appointment and confirmation to that post made her the first Latino to serve as a CPUC Commissioner in the agency's 100-year history. She has worked as an associate professor at Santa Clara University School of Law since 2004. She earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a Master of Letters in political science from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a B.A. from Yale.|
|Mitch Thrower is currently serving as founder and CEO of BUMP Network, a technology and marketing services company that provides a platform to assist major brands, affinity groups, and the public sector with membership, registration and CRM. Thrower also serves as Chairman of The La Jolla Foundation, a 501c3 foundation whose primary initiative is Project Active, providing money, mentoring, encouragement and education to areas of world tension. In 1990, Thrower co-founded his first company and served as CEO of The College/Rail Connection, Inc., serving American Express, AT&T, and Eurail until he sold the venture in 1997.||Reid Nuttall embodies a truly vital combination of vision and action to drive transformational change for companies, customers, and the industry as a whole. In addition to a strong record of industry innovations, he has repeatedly contributed record-setting improvements in business performance and offers broad experience across multiple business functions and global management experience. In addition to capturing several industry awards for personal performance - including CIO of the Year - as Chief Information Officer for OGE Energy Corporation, Mr Nuttall led the IT organization to extensive accolades for industry-first innovations.|
|Max Katz, Head of Community and Developer Relations for Tiggzi (http://tiggzi.com), has been helping customers jump start their RIA development as well as providing mentoring, consulting and training. Tiggzi.com is a cloud-based HTML5, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap mobile app builder. You can find his writings about web and mobile technologies on his blog, mkblog.exadel.com.|
|Caroline Winn is vice president of customer services and chief customer privacy officer for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), one of Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities. As vice president of customer services, Winn oversees all customer-related activities for SDG&E, including call centers, energy efficiency, demand response and customer assistance programs, customer privacy, revenue cycle activities, corporate brand, marketing and customer communications.||Chris Baker is senior vice president of strategic planning and technology, and chief information officer for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Sempra Energy’s regulated California utilities. In his current position, Baker oversees strategic planning, supply management, diverse business enterprises, environmental services, safety and emergency services, fleet services, real estate, land management and facilities at SDG&E, and information technology at both SDG&E and SoCalGas.|
|Ruprecht von Buttlar is the Vice President, Business Creation & Development. He directs the execution and development of: the Springboard program and the Nearsourcing Roundtable program. Ruprecht serves on the executive boards of CCAT (Center for Commercialization of Advanced Technologies), San Diego Advanced Defense Technology cluster and the Biomimicry BRIDGE. Springboard, CONNECT’s flagship program, assists innovators and entrepreneurs with the definition of a compelling commercialization strategy through mentoring by seasoned, C-level executives – CONNECT’s Business Advisors. Under Ruprecht’s leadership, Springboard has become an internationally renowned business creation program. Since 2005, more than 350 companies have completed the Springboard process and over 65% of these companies are still in operation.||Catherine J.K. Sandoval, of Campbell, was appointed to the California Public Utilities Commission in January 2011, by Governor Jerry Brown. Her appointment and confirmation to that post made her the first Latino to serve as a CPUC Commissioner in the agency's 100-year history. She has worked as an associate professor at Santa Clara University School of Law since 2004. She earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School, a Master of Letters in political science from Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and a B.A. from Yale.|