AT&T Mobile App Hackathon – Philadelphia – Recap!
AT&T Mobile App Hackathon was in Philadelphia this last weekend with @technicallyphl for a very productive education focused hackathon. 57+ developers and attendees showed up to pump out 12 applications that addressed a variety of education related topics such as attendance and STEM.
A big thank you goes out to Technically Philly for setting up and including AT&T in Philly Tech Week 2013 and to the guys over at Jarv.us for mentoring at the event as well as getting the word out. Additional props go out to authors of these hackathon recap blogs:
As for the projects produced at the event, there were a number of very technical projects that even involved Arduino microprocessors. “Solar Sunflower” was a project that measures water content in soil and helps students learn about their environment & farming. “Roll Call” was another Arduino project and they leveraged RFID to address student check-in for classes.
“Safest Way” really impressed the judges with their app that helped route people through the streets of Philly by algorithmically figuring the safest route based on crime data sourced through the openphilly.org website. Additionally their live demo really wowed the audience with a super fast recalculation of the route as the data was dynamically changed.
Pictures and tweets from the event can be found here:
For those of you interested in my presentation, I showed the last couple of pages from this presentation: http://prezi.com/1kkfprbarftn/copy-of-att-mobile-app-hackathon-starter-presentation/
Without further ado, here is a list of the teams that competed this last weekend:
Fantasy-Ed – Fantasy Ed is a gamification of education app that uses fantasy football’s point system, but with an educational spin. Students are put in teams of four and face off weekly for wins and losses, ultimately a championship.
Solar Sunflower – Arduino-powered sensor system for green playgrounds displaying real-time data on the web.
Safest Way – Find the safest way to walk to school.
STEM Everywhere – STEMEverywhere is a one-stop shop for free resources for teachers and students. Our goal is to increase interest in STEM. Among underrepresented minorities and girls. We are building a mobile-friendly website. We will also build a mobile app.
Summer School Philly – After school program using Wikidelphia.
Temple T-Dap – The purpose of our application is to increase students and teachers engagement with after-school activities. The application will accomplish this goal by giving students the awareness and information to find and sign-up for after-school activities. Teachers will also be given the ability to create events and see who will be attending the event.
Happy School – Danger alert is a mobile application that puts safety in the hands of students to alert stakeholders (peers, faculty, staff, parents and law enforcement) of serious threats to the community.
Temple MESA: PHA Tutoring Application – An app that encourages a community students around problem sets while guiding students towards tutors on specific subjects.
Streets of Philly – Geolocation-based application providing audio tours of Philadelphia to educate people about the history of Philadelphia.
Roll Call – Using chips in student IDs to monitor attendance of students and keep data on when students get to school and where they go.
Where is My Bus? – An app that shows parents where their kid’s bus is at as well as helping to track the location of the kid once they have entered the bus.
Show of Hands – A portal for students and teachers that offers a slew of tools to be used in the classroom. Basic features of this app include: