Getting Psyched for AT&T Mobile App Hackathons!
If this should happen to be your first hackathon, you are in for a real treat.
From the moment you walk in at 10AM, you will be surrounded by like-minded developers and others interested in mobile application development; enjoying the support of senior developers with in depth knowledge of multiple major mobile platforms. We’ve even taken the water and sunlight up a notch with food from top Yelp rated restaurants spanning Italian, Thai and American flavors and even exotic feasts from Australia with their tasty meat pies. Don’t miss this great opportunity to network with as many developers as possible.
Promptly at 11AM, guest speakers will give their lightening talks that focus on various types of mobile application development technologies. These talks are intended to be fast paced demos that show you what is possible with as few lines of code as possible. Coding samples are available online via GitHub and other corporate websites. Look further down for links.
Immediately following the lightening talks, everyone will have 1 minute to pitch an idea. We encourage the rapid clustering of like-minded developers so that everyone can get to coding as fast as possible. At around 1PM, lunch will arrive along with fun snacks and various types of super healthy junk food to keep your taste buds entertained. Once your teams are formed, make sure to register your team here: http://bit.ly/signupapp.
At roughly 7PM we will begin team presentations. Teams are encouraged to have their app working on their phone so that other developers (and the judging panel) can see the live app in action. Extra kudos to teams that can successfully upload their app to an app store for download or have an interactive web component.
Judging will be split amongst the sponsors who will be judging based upon creativity, uniqueness, and complexity. Please note that only applications developed at the event will be considered for the prizes, but everyone is encouraged to present, as you never know who might be interested in your idea or skills. With regards to prizes, $1k in gift cards will be split amongst the top three teams along with Android smartphones given away to the top teams. The first place team will also be fully seeded with Sierra Wireless 4G Hotspot devices.
Most importantly, please come prepared with a laptop that has the necessary software preloaded so that you are ready to rock without having to spend time downloading your basic tools. Check out this blog to find out more about the tools that can help you get a running start.