T-Mobile Big Data Hackathon
T-Mobile Big Data Hackathon

T-Mobile Big Data Hackathon

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T-Mobile, Newport 2

3625 132nd Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98006

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big data cloud

Use your smarts, creativity and innovation to come up with a demo or an app using open source technologies and Big Data to focus on the Mobile Customer Experience.

**If you are having trouble signing up please contact us. Also, we do have some back up tickets for sold out portions of registration.

T-Mobile in partnership with Amazon and Dev9 is hosting a hackathon on our campus March 25-26, 2017. We invite fresh and seasoned developers alike to join us to revolutionize the mobile customer experience. Mingle with our Technologists, Product folks and our Talent Scouts.

We provide: Link to database sets and APIs. Quick presentations and code samples that help to bootstrap your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. Along with technical jedis to assist you in building faster and smarter solutions. Instructions to create free tier account for AWS.

Bring It! Your laptop, skills & ideas! Come with a collaborative, team focused mindset and a hunger for hacking. Whether you are a backend person, full stack developer, analytics guru, designer or an individual who focuses on products with a data junkie mindset you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your diverse skills are needed!

Event Schedule

25 March 2017

  • 9:00am to 9:30am - Doors open, Breakfast served, Check-in and Registration

  • 9:30am to 10:00am - Kickoff Talk, Agenda overview, Prize details, Rules

  • 10:00am - Idea Brainstorming

  • Before 11:00am - Register your team at the team registration booth onsite

  • Noon - Lunch served

  • 5:30pm - Dinner served

  • 10:00pm - Closing for Day1

26 March 2017

  • 8:30 am - Doors open, Breakfast served

  • Hacking continues

  • Noon - Lunch served

  • 3:00 pm - Snacks served

  • 3:30pm to 5:30pm - 3-minute presentation demo to the panel of judges

  • 6:00 pm - Top 3 winners announced

Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner provided.

What you can win!

Bragging rights and a reward for your wicked cool solutions we have the following awesome prizes!

  • 1st Place- $4000 for the team to split and each person on winning team will receive a T-Mobile device.

(Android or IPhone)

  • 2nd Place -$2000 for the team to split and each person on winning team will receive great accessories like headphones or speakers.

  • 3rd Place-$1000 for the team to split and each person on winning team will receive great accessories like headphones or speakers.

Submission & Demo Rules (yes we have to have them!)

  • In the effort to have a diverse team please have a mix of female to male ratio, different expertise and experiences

  • No remote team members

  • All work must be completed onsite and within hackathon hours

  • Must be present to win

  • Libraries and frameworks are allowed

  • Must be 18 to win

  • Employees of sponsoring companies are ineligible to win

  • Create teams of 4-5 people

What our judges will be looking for

  1. Innovation

  2. Creativity/Originality

  3. UI

  4. Functionality


Warren McNeel is the SVP of Technology at T-Mobile USA, Inc. guiding the EIT Customer Experience team to deliver a world-class customer experience and build a fundamental culture of innovation and accelerated time to market. Warren brings over 20 years of technology and product development leadership experience to his team. Under EIT Customer Experience, the customer web experience, frontend systems and mobile applications for all T-Mobile brands reside within one comprehensive team.

Elizabeth Hunter VP, EIT T-Mobile USA, Inc. Elizabeth is the primary IT liaison to the corporate strategy and marketing organizations, ensuring delivery of key programs from inception through launch. Her organization is responsible for IT portfolio, PMO, release management, business architecture and end to end technical design, as well as compliance and controls. Her prior experience includes leading the merger integration organization and managing customer experience while at AT&T Mobility, and a variety of roles in corporate development, product management and IT at Dobson Communications. She lives in Seattle and has two kids, both of whom keep her active, while her husband keeps her sane. Mostly.

Leigh Gower, Director of Digital Experience Transformation at T-Mobile USA, Inc. Leigh has more than 21 years of experience in the wireless industry, working in Marketing, Customer Care, Financial Services, Sales Operations and Disaster Recovery and National Billing & Roaming. She started her career with T-Mobile in 2012 the business side partnering closely with technology teams in leading the transformation of eBusiness/Website solutions. In 2014, Leigh took on a special assignment leading Front Office and Back Office teams in defining and detailing unified/common customer interactions. While on special assignment, Leigh transitioned to the role of Director, Digital Experience Transformation, responsible for both working with the business teams to define the customer interactions but also manage development efforts to bring the solutions to reality.

Venkat Donthireddy, Sr Manager Big Data & Cloud T-Mobile USA, Inc. Venkat has spent 17+yrs providing complex architecture and solutions

Emily Marx, Sr Developer at Dev9

Amazon Representative

Who we're partnering with to pull off this hack:

Amazon Web Services & small dev 9

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Bellevue, WA 98006

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