AT&T IoT Civic Hackathon - Indianapolis

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Indiana IoT Lab

9059 Technology Lane

(Across the parking lot from Launch Fishers)

Fishers, IN 46038

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Have an idea to energize and enhance First Responder technology? Help us make Indiana safer at the IoT Civic Hackathon!

The third annual IoT Civic Hackathon, an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program, invites developers, designers, students and technologists from all over Indiana to build mobile apps and hardware solutions to help better their state or community.

With the availability of 4G LTE, law enforcement, fire, and EMS personnel are finally on a level playing field. With FirstNet – the only communications tool dedicated to providing prioritized connectivity to those who risk everything – they’ll have reliable communication services and access to highly secure data connections. Now they need mobile apps to help them respond to emergencies, fight crime, and make our communities safer.

This is an important market with many opportunities for developers. By hacking for public safety mobile apps and IoT solutions, developers can mature their ideas, get involved in an exciting community, and create something to further the greater social good. So, whether you’re a developer, designer, project manager, or just interested in tech, join us for this event!

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, designer, entrepreneur, student, or just interested in tech, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your development skills are needed!

We Supply...

Quick presentations and code samples that help to bootstrap your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. We will have technical mentors to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools. We will also have loaner hardware on-site for you to use in your solutions.

Equipment Rodeo

Emergency response vehicles and equipment will be on display to inspire and inform hackathon attendees. More importantly, the responders who use this equipment will be on scene to answer questions and provide insight about the daily challenges they face as they work to protect the public and save lives.

    Event Schedule

    Following is the weekend's agenda:

    Day 1

    • 1pm - 4pm: Early Bird Technical Workshops (MORE INFO COMING SOON)
    • 5pm – Public Safety Equipment Rodeo
    • 5pm – Doors open with dinner, networking, and developer dating
    • 7pm – Kickoff presentation and featured speakers
    • 8pm – Team formation exercise
    • 9pm – Technical Workshops


    Day 2

    • 8am – The fun continues with coffee and breakfast in the morning @ Launch Fishers. Work with the teams from Day 1 to complete the app spec'd. Mentors will be available throughout the day to help you code your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 6 p.m.
    • 12pm – Lunch
    • 3pm – TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE (information will be provided onsite)
    • 4pm – 1st Round Judging: Judges will visit your team science fair-style and determine finalists
    • 5:30pm – Finalists are notified
    • 6pm – CODE FREEZE. Dinner is served @ IoT Lab
    • 6:30pm – Finalists take the stage for 3 minute pitches
    • 8pm – Final awards & closing comments


    Over $15,000 in prizes!

    Categories will include IoT, Mobile App and Big Data. More coming soon!

    Judging Criteria

    • 25% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
    • 25% Weight - Originality of idea
    • 25% Weight - Technically creative and/or challenging implementation
    • 25% Weight - Applicability to Public Safety theme

    Hackathon Legal

    Hackathon terms:

    We expect all participants to abide by the Hack Code of Conduct:


    Social Media

    • Follow us, @attdeveloper, for live updates and photos from the event

    • "Like" us on Facebook!

    • Share your updates and photos from the event by using #atthack and #IoTCivicHack


    Ed Davis - Former Commissioner, Boston Police Department

    Congresswoman Susan Brooks - U.S. House of Representatives

    Chris Penrose - Senior Vice President of IoT Solutions, AT&T

    Darshan Shah - Chief Data Officer, State of Indiana

    Douglas G. Carter - Superintendent, Indiana State Police

    Ed Parkinson - Director of Government Affairs, FirstNet

    John McDonald - CEO, Clear Object

    Mayor Scott Fadness - City of Fishers

    Tom Arkins - Chief of IT & Informatics, Indianapolis EMS

    Organizers/Gold Sponsors

    Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here for sponsorship information. Looking for a custom package? Email

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    Indiana IoT Lab

    9059 Technology Lane

    (Across the parking lot from Launch Fishers)

    Fishers, IN 46038

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