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AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Connected Car (Bay Area)

AT&T Developer Program

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Connected Car (Bay Area)

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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  
Autotech Council Member (I'm an ATC member who wants to check out the projects & attend the mixer) Ended Free  

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Event Details

Developers:  Have an app idea you want to integrate into a car?

Brands:  Need an app built which incorporates your device, component, or vehicle?

The "Connected Car" Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories.  Our mission is to spur innovation around existing products, and to provide a platform for gearheads and software engineers to work together to create entirely new products.  

This is your chance to 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, and from fellow attendees and mentors you will pick best practices.  During the event AT&T will help deploy your 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.   Also attending the event will be a number of our mentors, automotive and technical senseis to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools.  You'll have non-stop access to the space all night long, and access to a vehicle and components to connect your mobile app to.

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:

  • June 27th
    • 6PM - Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
    • 7:00PM - Lightning talks.
    • 8:00PM - Idea pitches and team formation. Pitch your ideas and form teams or just start coding with your preformed teams.
    • 8:00PM - 12AM - first sprint of hacking.  
  • June 28th
    • 12AM - 10AM - hacking continues through the night
    • 10AM - The challenge concludes with the final day of the hackathon. Finish the apps you've been working on all weekend and prepare to present your work. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 6PM.
    • 1PM - Lunch
    • 5PM - Dinner
    • 6PM-7PM - Autotech Council Mixer for ATC members
    • 6PM - Final Judging. Please sign up your teams to present via this link: http://bit.ly/hackprezreg Finalist's Pitches start promptly at 10PM 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 - $10,000 in Gift Cards for the team
  • Best Use of an AT&T API
    • 1st Place - $2000 in Gift Cards for the team
  • Best Use of Esri
    • 1st Place - $1000 for team to split
  • ... and many more TBA, in1cluding best use of components, API's, and connected devices.

Judging Criteria. Apps will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly.  

  • 33% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate your app and why it is great for Connected Car
  • 33% Weight - Software:  Mobile App User Experience, Functionality.  
  • 33% Weight - Automotive:  Integraton with car components and technologies.  Software:  Use of Node.JS, Sencha, cloud9ide.com, Heroku, and other technologies

Hackathon Legal. 

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



Ajay Juneja
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. Ajay Juneja founded Speak With Me, a Silicon Valley based startup that now builds speech recognition technology for cars and other devices. Because we are car nuts at Speak With Me – we took a client-centric approach to speech recognition, and made a platform to build virtual-assistants that is 100 times faster than Siri and battle tested on the racetrack. We can’t say yet what cars Speak With Me will be in, but we can guarantee you’re going to feel like David Hasselhoff when you drive one.
Liz Slocum Jensen John Gravois
Liz Slocum Jensen is the CEO and co-founder of Road Rules, a connected car company that is leveraging the power of the smart phone. She is an expert in connected car API’s. She spent the first 15 years of her career in the enterprise technology sector, focusing on customer engagement and strategic operations at Informatica, IronPort, and Cisco. She has an MBA from Duke University. Follow Liz on Twitter at @WhatLizTweets. John Gravois is a member of the ESRI developer outreach team. John provides support to developers utilizing Esri APIs and SDKs using Javascript, Android and Silverlight among other implementations. John has extensive experience with ArcGIS Desktop training, Geodatabase design and needs assessment.


Yue Wu Erwin Soekianto
Yue "Natedog" Yue is a SDK Support Analyst at Esri who graduated from University of Alabama major in MIS and minor GIS. His primary work task is more related to ArcGIS Runtime SDK for iOS. When not trouble shooting the program, he is more likely editing his own photography or playing football. Erwin Soekianto, an Indonesian native, is a SDK Support Analyst at Esri focusing on Esri Web APIs against both ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online. Other than helping Esri Developers using Esri APIs, he likes to travel, staying as close as possible to the equator.



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Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Friday, June 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 9:00 PM (PDT)

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