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AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Embedded Systems (DFW)

AT&T Developer Program

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM (CST)

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Embedded Systems (DFW)

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Type End Quantity
Developer (I build, hack, and code awesomeness!) Ended Free  
I'm a visual designer or a UX designer (I create delightful experiences) Ended Free  
Business person (I have ideas and know how to sell) Ended Free  
Student (looking to learn about app creation and startups!) Ended Free  
Staff and Technical Support (Employees of AT&T and Senseis) Ended Free  

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Event Details

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

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 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.


We Supply: Onsite, we will provide 100+ Texas Instruments SensorTag Kits along with devices from SensorCon, Wahoo, and Pebble that you can string together for a more integrated view into your world. You can also build wearables from scratch with Arduino boards, Arduino Lilypad boards, or ARM/Freescale mbed boards, then push your data into AT&T's M2X time-series data storage service for the Internet of Things. Invite your robot crazy friends, maker friends and DIY enthusiasts out to a weekend of making your world. Technical senseis will also be on site to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools.

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!


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

  • February 21st
    • 7PM - Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
    • 7:30PM - Lightning talks.
    • 8:30PM - 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!
  • February 22nd
    • 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
    • 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 Mobile App Overall
    • 1st Place - $500 in Gift Cards for the team
  • Best Embedded Systems/M2M App Overall
    • 1st Place - $500 in Gift Cards for the team
  • Best Use of AT&T M2X API
    • 1st Place - $500 in Gift Cards for the team

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 - 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



Joe Bossalini
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. Joe Bossalini is a product development engineer working for AT&T. His team is currently involved with designing and building AT&T M2X, a cloud-based fully managed data storage service for network connected machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. He has experience in a wide range of application enablement activities, including product design, software development, hardware configuration and maintenance, and customer experience.
Richard Sumner  
Richard Sumner, Founder & CEO at KANISU, INC. Formerly an Executive Vice President and founding member at Copper Mobile, is an expert in mobile application development across multiple platforms (including Android, WP8, and iOS). He now focuses on building enterprises through entrepreneurship, assisting entrepreneurs and developers in properly scoping applications for success from prototype to final product.  


Kirk Ballou

Randall Arnold

Kirk Ballou serves as CEO/Chief Architect at Touch Titans. He leads a team of award winning designers and developers who support every major mobile platform. The worlds largest handset makers, carriers, CNN, Nat Geo, MTV and Red Bull turn to his team for Mobile UX and Design. Randall Arnold is a long-time product developer and information manager with a penchant for community-building. Formerly a Developer Ambassador for Nokia he is now contracted as a Data Analyst with BNSF Railway.
Lauren Hasson Don Willis
Lauren Hasson is an iOS Software Engineer at a leading mobile app development agency and an active member of the national hackathon community. She has a strong passion for software development and is motivated by knowledge-sharing challenges in which she can contribute to innovation and further perfect her craft. Don Willis, a Technical Architect of AT&T, has experience working with Java, HTML5, and Javascript. As a member of the AT&T M2X team Don is eager to support any team, but especially those working with the M2X platform.


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When & Where

AT&T Foundry
2900 W. Plano Pkwy
Plano, 75075

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM (CST)

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