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Brother Mobile App Hackathon

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Real Office Centers

5151 California Avenue


Irvine, CA 92617

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The Brother Mobile App Hackathon is designed to encourage developers, designers, business professionals, and students to submit software apps or prototypes that integrate with a Brother QL Label Printer, or a Brother RuggedJet printer/labeler. Each team will receive a brand new QL-820NWB printer and supplies. Team can keep the printer as long as the team members participate in the competition. Judged by key influencers within the industry, the Contest seeks to identify talented individuals and teams from across the U.S. The prizes will be awarded to the best entries submitted.


Friday March 23rd, 2018

6:00PM Onsite Registration Sign In

6:15PM Dinner with Burnt Truck, and Jazz Trio from Happiness Band

7:00PM Welcome and Introduction

7:30PM Team Pitch

9:00PM Team Collaboration (one hour)

Saturday March 24th, 2018

10:00AM Sign In Light Breakfast (Onsite Registration last minute)

10:15AM Speaker from Brother on QL lines (10 minutes)

10:30AM Team Collaboration

11:15AM Speaker from Brother on RJ lines (10 minutes)

12:30PM Lunch

12:45PM Speaker from Brother on Road Map (10 minutes)

02:00PM Ice Cream Time, YouTube Submission Opens

04:30PM Submission Ended

05:00PM Live Presentation (YouTube and Leader Presentation 3 minutes)

06:15PM Winner Announcement, Award Ceremony

06:30PM Food Truck Lime Truck, Celebration and Raffle



  1. Platinum Award ($2000)

  2. Gold Award ($1000)

  3. Silver Award ($500)

  4. Honorable Mention Awards (Two $200 Amazon Gift Cards)

Judging Criteria

  • IMPACT: How much impact (quality and quantity) can this project have? Does it solve a big problem or a little problem?
  • ORIGINALITY: Is the hack more than just another generic social/mobile/local app? Does it do something entirely novel, or take a fresh approach to an old problem? Is the project new and something that hasn’t been attempted before? Is it something that isn't being addressed by the market?
  • PRESENTATION: How well did the team communicate their project? Are they effective in telling the story of the project and why it is important?
  • POLISH / DESIGN: Is the hack usable in its current state? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?

Submission Guidelines

  • Create a mobile application that is sustainable on a tablet or smartphone device.
  • Create a business plan for the application.
  • Present to the judges why your application would be successful.
  • A portion of the coding must be done onsite at the Hackathon.
  • Register as Premium Develper with Brother @ http://www.brother-usa.com/lp/civ/registration.aspx?PR=T please enter "Hack-a-thon" under Company Name, and "Participant" under Title.

Hackathon Legal

Hackathon terms: http://brotherhackathon.com/BrotherHackathonRules.pdf

Please contact us at contact@brotherhackathon.com with any questions.

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Join us on Meetup! http://meetup.com/socalios

Free hackathon workshops on February 24th, and March 18th. Taught by winners of dozens of hack-a-thon, Harvard Computer Science, and developers who are familiar with the SDK. Register at SoCal iOS meetup group using the above link. Please note that all judges are from Brother International, these workshops are offered by SoCal iOS meetup group as a free service. Lunch/Dinner included.

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