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Duke Big Byte Challenge

Alex Donn (AT&T Developer Program)

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Monday, September 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Duke Big Byte Challenge

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Duke Student (looking to learn about app creation and startups!) Ended Free  
Observer (Cheer on your favorite Blue Devils Monday Night!) Ended Free  
Staff- Sensei Ended Free  
Staff- Judges/Speakers Ended Free  
Staff- Sponsors Ended Free  
Staff (Employees of Apple) Ended Free  

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Event Details

Have an app idea or need an app built for your business?

The Big Byte Challenge is an event produced by students and for students sponsored and produced by Duke University, Apple Inc., and the AT&T Developer Program for Duke undergraduate and graduate students only. The closing pitches will be open to everyone and we strongly encourage everyone to come cheer on their favorite Blue Devils as they showcase their final apps!

The Duke Big Byte Challenge is designed for students (technical & non-technical) to build mobile apps that run on iOS devices, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and develop new skills. Our coding competition will introduce you to the latest cutting edge tools and frameworks to help you build smarter and faster.

Students are welcome to code in any language they prefer for the back-end but the user interface must be either a native iOS application or viewable in a stock Safari mobile browser on iPad in order to be eligible to compete for prizes. Engineers from both Apple and AT&T will be on site throughout the weekend to help teams, with a maximum of 3 members, build their apps and solve problems they may encounter in developing their app.

We will also have iPads and iPod touches to borrow to test your app if you don't already have one.

Event Schedule.  The following is a list of the weekends agenda:

  • Thursday, September 26th
    • 6:00PM - Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
    • 7:30PM - Rules and Kick-off Presentation
    • 8:00PM - Idea pitches and team formation. Pitch your ideas and form teams or just start coding with your preformed teams.
    • 12:00AM - End of the night. Go home, get some rest and be ready to code!
  • Friday, September 27th
    • 03:00PM - Engineer office hours begin with assistance from Apple and AT&T
    • 12:00AM - End of the night. Go home, get some rest and come back the next day refreshed!
  • Saturday, September 28th
    • 01:00PM - Engineer office hours begin with assistance from Apple and AT&T
    • 12:00AM - End of the night. Go home, get some rest and come back the next day refreshed!
  • Sunday, September 29th
    • 01:00PM - Engineer office hours begin with assistance from Apple and AT&T
    • 11:59PM - Pencils down. Submit your Xcode archive or web app URL to dukebigbyte@gmail.com.  Please sign up your teams to present via this link: http://bit.ly/hackprezreg Pitches start promptly at 7:30PM on Monday night and are limited to three (3) minutes per team. Your app will be pre-loaded on to an iPad in the auditorium.  No PowerPoint or Keynote presentations.
    • 12:00AM - End of the night. Go home, get some rest and come back ready to pitch!
  • Monday, September 30th
    • Noon to 2:00PM - Practice demo sessions will be open for participants
    • 7:30PM - Final App Presentations begin and Awards Ceremony in LSRC Love Auditorium

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 Use of Apple-specified API 
    • 1st Place - 13" MacBook Air with 1.8 Ghz Core i5 Processor and 128GB flash storage, for each of up to 3 team members
  • Best Native iOS App 
    • 1st Place - 64GB iPad mini (WiFi Model), for each of up to 3 team members
  • Best Use of AT&T APIs
    • 1st Place - 13" MacBook Air with 1.8 Ghz Core i5 Processor and 128GB flash storage, for each of up to 3 team members
  • Audience Choice
    • 1st Place - 64GB iPad mini (WiFi Model) & $500 in Giftcards for each of up to 3 team members 

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 - Technically challenging implementation
Social Media. 
  • Follow us @attdeveloper and @atthr  for live updates and photos from the event and be sure to tweet your own with #dukebigbyte

 


Sponsors

Apple Inc.

Duke Innovation Co-Lab    Duke

 

 

 

Have questions about Duke Big Byte Challenge? Contact Alex Donn (AT&T Developer Program)
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Final Presentations @ LSRC Love Auditorium

Durham, NC 27708

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Monday, September 30, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

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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