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AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Boulder (IoT)

AT&T Developer Program

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 9:00 PM (MDT)

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Boulder (IoT)

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Type End Quantity
I'm a mobile app dev Ended Free  
I'm a back-end dev Ended Free  
I'm a front-end dev Ended Free  
I'm a visual or UX designer Ended Free  
Marketing/Idea person Ended Free  
Staff and Mentors Ended Free  

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Event Details

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

This special IoT focused Mobile App Hackathon, an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program, is designed for attendees interested in hacking production or protyping hardware. So join us as we hack hardware, 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. We will have experts from AT&T, IBM, Harman and the local community onsite to assist with your development.

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 senseis to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools. And no IoT event would be complete without Loaner Hardware:

Event Schedule.  The following is a list of the weekend's agenda:

  • Day 1
    • 6PM - Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
    • 7PM - Speakers present (please see below for list)
    • 8PM - Pitch ideas and form teams
    • 11:00PM - End of the night; you are free to continue coding offsite or get some sleep and rest up for day 2.
  • Day 2
    • 10AM - The fun continues with breakfast served in the morning! Work with the teams from Day 1 to complete the app spec’d. Senseis will be available throughout the entire day to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 6PM.
    • 1PM - Lunch is Served
    • 6PM - Pencils down. Please be sure to sign-up to present at the link provided at 12PM on Day 2. 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 Hackathon Overall App 
    • 1st Place - $1,000 in Gift Cards for the team
  • Best Use of IBM Bluemix
    • 1st Place - $1,000 in Gift Cards for the team
  • Best Use of AT&T M2X
    • 1st Place - $250 in Gift Cards for the team
  • Best Use of Harman Technology
    • 1st Place - One (1) Harman Developer Kit for each team member (Maximum of 5)
  • Community Choice Award
    • 1st Place - $250 in Gift Cards for the team
  • Most Useful Feedback of AT&T M2X
    • 1st Place - One (1) Sphero Ollie


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 creative and/or challenging implementation

Hackathon Legal. 

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




Ben Nelson Stefania Kaczmarczyk
Ben Nelson, Sr. Product 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. Stefania Kaczmarczyk is a Technical Evangelist for IBM Cloud enabling developers and enthusiasts on the IBM Bluemix Platform. Her background is in data management and warehousing as a mainframe systems programmer and she worked as a front end developer before her big iron phase. She is a jack of all trades, specializing in data and mobile development, but often wanders into the realms of IoT and Watson. Her passion is people and the challenges of development that spring a great idea into a monumental feat.
Rich Dunbar Alex Kreilein
Rich Dunbar is the Developer Community Manager at HARMAN International. Rich is a developer himself with apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace, Blackberry App World, and HP webOS App Catalog. He has been involved in the mobile tech community with webOS for the last several years as a forum leader, writer, Sr. Editor and community Ambassador. You can find him on Twitter @RichDunbar. Alex Kreilein, Managing Partner at Entrepy, is a  leader in the fields of information security and telecommunications. He works to catalyze the development of technically orientated startups, products, and major enterprises aimed as solving important problems facing a connected society. He was previously a Technology Policy Strategist at the US Dept. of Homeland Security.




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When & Where

Galvanize Boulder
1035 Pearl St
5th Floor
Boulder, CO 80302

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 9:00 PM (MDT)

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