Developer Summit Hackathon @ CES – Open Challenges!
January 4th and 5th, 2014 @ Palms Casino Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
This year, we will have two main challenges: Wearables and Mobile Apps. Over $250k in cash and prizes are up for grabs with additional onsite technical support and device giveaways. Of course, AT&T APIs are required, so read up (http://developer.att.com/) and download examples (https://github.com/attdevsupport). Come build a new app from scratch or integrate production wearables for new interactivity models that you can show off to the world. Whatever you choose, make your world.
A major focus of the hackathon is Wearables with a dedicated $40k prize pool with $25k going to 1st place. Onsite, we will provide devices fromSensorCon,Samsung,Pebble,Wahoo,Plantronics,Heapslyon, Vuzix andNeurosky that you can string together for a more integrated view into your world. You can alsobuild wearables from scratch withArduino boards,Arduino Lilypad boards,ARM/Freescale mbed boards orIntel Galileo boards as well as a bunch of sensors and kits fromSparkfun.com. Invite your robot crazy friends, maker friends and DIY enthusiasts out to a weekend of making your world.
For those of you that prefer standard mobile app challenges, we have the same dedicated $40k prize pool with $25k going to first place and supported by AT&T M2X, Nokia,Philips Hue, and Hasbro. We encourage you to build any kind of mobile app that leverages AT&T APIs. To get your creative juices going, Philips will be bringing their Hue personal wireless lighting device and Hasbro will be bringing someFurbies,Laser Blasters, and other games.
And to amp the prizes even further and take your startup to the next level, we have a special startup prize fromDrop In Media Labs. DM Labs is offering a week in the heart of the Silicon Valley working with Drop In Media Labs turning your concept into a viable startup. Our BootCamp will take you from concept to a 10 slide VC pitch deck. The week culminates in an opportunity to pitch angel investors on the last day.
To increase the prize pool even further, we have the following Accelerator Challenges:
Ericsson Women In Tech Accelerator Prize – $10k Prize: To encourage female developers, Ericsson is dedicating $10k to a team that are led by women with a majority of female members. We’re also introducing that winners of this category will also receive a special invite to an invite-only Stanford Design School event on January 7th at CES.
Intel Galileo Accelerator Prize (Best Use of AT&T M2X API) – $10k Prize for 1st Place: There will be brand spanking new Intel Galileo boards for you to hack on. What could be better? Find out more info by clicking this link.
Ericsson Internet of Things Accelerator Challenge (Best IOT App) – $10k Prize for 1st Place: This is for the most creative submission that makes use of the Ericsson designed and deployed sensor network (yes, they created a custom network made up of various sensors) that you can connect to and pull data from.
AT&T Public Safety Accelerator Challenge (Best Public Safety App) – $10k Prize for 1st Place: Create an app that addresses the first responder/public safety space to win this accelerator. Feel free to check out our previous public safety hackathon that we ran. Ideal solutions for this space involve situational awareness, team communication and location awareness. Basically, imagine having to walk into a blazing building and having to figure out where your teammates are within a 10,000+ sqft building.
AT&T M2X Accelerator Prize (Best Use of AT&T M2X App Platform) – $10k Prize for 1st Place: Create a data driven device and/or application that showcases your innovation and leverages M2X for cloud data. Build a data driven device/application with the new M2X API for AT&T cloud data storage and sharing. We’ll enable your creation by providing device kits with select sensors and sample datasets in the M2X cloud. You can also build with your own time series data set, rather than a device. Find out more by clicking this link.
AT&T M2M Accelerator Prize (Best Use of AT&T M2M API) – $10k Prize for 1st Place: Innovate with the AT&T M2M Application Platform to manage connected devices and/or bring a smart product to life. Build an application with our easy, fast M2M development and management platform. BYOD or use an Arduino board or sensors gateway that we provide. Combine it with AT&T’s network APIs adding “smarts” to a product – with a mobile connected hardware and UI.
Plantronics Accelerator Prize (Best Use of Plantronics API) – $10k Prize for 1st Place: Best use of the Plantronics Voyager Legend headset wins this prize. Check out some of the previous winners here. Create your developer account and check out the Plantronic APIs by clicking this link.
Qualcomm Gimbal Accelerator Prize (Best Use of Gimbal Proximity Beacon) – $10k Prize for 1st Place: The Gimbal™ platform enables brands, retailers and venues to engage customers with relevant, timely, and personalized content to their mobile devices which can drive customer engagement, sales and loyalty. Check out the Qualcomm Gimbal platform and their Beacon to learn more.
Esri Accelerator Prize (Best Use of Esri Technology) – $10k Prize for 1st Place: For this challenge, build an app that leverages Esri developer tools as a location platform. Build applications incorporating maps, address mapping, Geotriggers, hosted geographic data, demographic information, routing and other forms of analytics on location data. Winners must use at least one of Esri’s SDK Libraries, REST APIs, or Open Source tools. Esri staff will be on hand to help get you up and running. Visit Esri’s Developer site and GitHub samples to browse available tools and resources.
Nokia Accelerator Prize – Best Windows Phone App – $10k Prize for 1st: For this challenge, build a Windows Phone 8 (WP8) app that integrates one of the Nokia API’s (Imaging, MixRadio or HERE Maps). Additionally, your WP8 app must support all screen resolutions, include all 3 sizes of Live tiles, and fast app switching.
Pubnub.com Accelerator Challenge – Best multiplayer game that uses Pubnub.com: Top five (5) teams that most creatively use the pubnub.com messaging API win the latest iPad AIR device.
Heapsylon Accelerator Prize – Best Sensoria App: For this challenge, build an app that best uses the Sensoria SDK to win the following:
- One FREE Sensoria SDK
- Includes fully sensorized socks and electronics and access to the software dashboard
- Direct support from the Heapsylon team
- Get one additional Sensoria Fitness product at 50% off: selected size and color Sensoria Bra or T-Shirt or Socks will be shipped to winners (1 per team member)
There is also a second place for this challenge. This winner receives the following:
- One Sensoria Fitness Socks and One Sensoria Fitness T-Shirt/Bra: selected size and color Sensoria Bra or T-Shirt or Socks will be shipped to winners
- Get one additional Sensoria Fitness product 50% off (1 per team member)
Application Developer Alliance (ADA) Accelerator Prize – Private Invite to Stanford Design School Class: Select first place winners across the different challenges will receive a special invite to the Stanford Design School Class hosted by the ADA on January 7th.
Drop In Media Labs – Best Startup Potential App – BootCamp Prize: As noted above, Drop In Media Labs is offering a week in the heart of the Silicon Valley working with Drop In Media Labs turning your concept into a viable startup. Our BootCamp will take you from concept to a 10 slide VC pitch deck. The week culminates in an opportunity to pitch angel investors on the last day.
Come to hack, come to make new friends, or come to party. But most importantly, come to figure out how you can make your own world.