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 and Apigee 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.
Event Schedule. The following is a list of the weekends agenda:
- 4:30PM - Friday Evening - Kickoff event with drinks, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
- 10AM - Saturday Morning - The fun continues with an all day hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed on Friday night to produce the app spec’d out the night before. Senseis will be available throughout the entire event to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 7PM.
- 7PM - Saturday Evening - Promptly at 7PM, teams will begin pitching their ventures. Pitches are limited to three (3) minutes per team.
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 - $500 in Gift Cards for the team and one (1) year of the "Small" service from Github for each team member
- 2nd Place - $300 in Gift Cards for the team and one (1) year of the "Micro" service from Github for each team member
- 3rd Place - $200 in Gift Cards for the team and six (6) months of "Micro" service from Github for each team member
- Best App using mHealth APIs
- 1st Place - $200 VISA Gift Card for each team member (Max 5)
Judging Criteria. Apps will be judged based on the the criteria below and weighted accordingly.
- 33% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
- 33% Weight - Originality of idea
- 33% Weight - Technically challenging implementation
Ben Nelson, CEO of TEK Consulting, is a member of the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon team. He is passionate about providing developers with the resources they need to succeed and get new innovative application to market. His life revolves around agile development and finding ways to correctly monetize newly launched apps.
|Max Katz, Head of Community and Developer Relations for Tiggzi (http://tiggzi.com), has been helping customers jump start their RIA development as well as providing mentoring, consulting and training. Tiggzi.com is a cloud-based HTML5, jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap mobile app builder. You can find Max's writings about web and mobile technologies on his blog, mkblog.exadel.com.|
|Josh Hollenbeck, a Senior Software Developer for CitrusByte, has been programming since age 11 shortly after the families first amiga computer while growing up. He has worked on numerous client projects for established companies and start-ups; and is armed with a vast language skill-set and quick ability to tackle any area of unknown.||Patrick Mollins, a Developer Evangelist for RIM, works in the Ottawa region looking for mobile developers he can assist. Prior to his employment at RIM he worked as a software developer at Performance Technologies and contracted as a software developer with bitHeads inc.|
|Leila Boujnane, CEO of Idée Inc., is a bit obsesswed with large scale image search. Idée Inc. is the creator of TinEye, the world’s first web scale reverse image search engine. Her life revolves around her work – which she loves.||Erik Oros joined RIM just over two years ago and is currently a Development Consultant with the BlackBerry Developer Relations team. His primary focus is the Java and HTML5 space. He graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University's Business and Computing program,
and strives to help developers in all aspects of their application development.