Hack All Summer Long: Upcoming Events to Keep Your Programming Skills Sharp
We’ve had an exciting first half of the year and it all started out with our annual AT&T Developer Summit in Las Vegas, NV. Since that time, we have been part of at least 15 hackathons in a variety of places including the tropical environment of Hawaii, the trendy backdrop found at the Tribeca Film Festival, and got our groove on with our SXSW Music hackathon. We’ve had a lot of fun at these events meeting new people, working on amazing projects, and making new friends. In addition to our hackathons and events, we’ve held multiple sweepstakes where we’ve given out tons of cutting-edge AT&T products and other prizes. We have more planned for the second half of the year, so be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ to be the first to find out how to take part in all the action.
Now that summer has arrived, we only want to continue the fun. Although, we don’t have a hackathon scheduled to take place at a beach so you can soak up the sun while you develop new apps, we do have lots of prizes and great partners bringing plenty of cool things you can use. Here’s a look at what we’ve got scheduled for June and July, as well as other events that might be of interest happening around the United States.
AT&T Developer Events in the Coming Months
We’ve rounded up the events and hackathons that we have scheduled for this summer, so you can start making your plans to attend. As always, our hackathons start at 6pm on Friday night and run through 9pm on Saturday evening. Here’s what’s planned for July and August of this year:
July 11, 2014 – July 12, 2014 in Houston, TX
We partnered with Easter Seals of Houston for this mobile app hackathon will focus on apps that benefit the disabled community. Our hackathon will also introduce you to the latest cutting edge tools to help deploy your own app with a website backend, fully hosted in the cloud.
July 17, 2014 – July 19, 2014 in Dallas, TX
AT&T U-verse will be demonstrating the latest second screen app at booth 423 at QuakeCon in Dallas, Texas, where thousands of gamers will come to play with their friends on a giant gaming network (the world’s largest LAN party). The event includes presentations, panels, and hardware demonstrations.
July 18, 2014 – July 19, 2014 in Washington, DC
Focusing on Women in Tech, this mobile app hackathon 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
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 01:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. at the AT&T M2M/CD Foundry in Plano, TX
This free afternoon coding workshop on the M2X Data Service, which is a cloud-based fully managed data storage service for network connected machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, will be taught by AT&T subject matter experts and AT&T Developer Program staff. At this workshop, there will be plenty of things to learn and hands-on coding (“lab time”), including working with an Internet-connected sensor. Bring your laptops and leave with our APIs working from your own M2X account.
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 6:30 p.m. – 09:30 p.m. at the AT&T M2M/CD Foundry in Plano, TX
This free, evening workshop taught by AT&T subject matter experts and AT&T Developer Program staff will focus on M2X Data Service, which is a cloud-based fully managed data storage service for network connected machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. Bring your laptops and leave with our APIs working from your own M2X account.
July 25, 2014 – July 26, 2014, 09:00 p.m. in Seattle, WA
The Connected Car is the theme for this mobile app hackathon where attendees (technical & non-technical) come together 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.
August 8, 2014 – August 9, 2014 in Dallas, TX
Focusing on Women in Tech, this hackathon seeks to bring together women (technical & non-technical) to build some great mobile apps and meet new people.
August 22, 2014 – August 23, 2014 in Palo Alto, CA
Our Public Safety 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. Come to this hackathon to build apps, compete for prizes, and meet new people.
Friday, August 29, 2014, 03:00 p.m. – 06:30 p.m. – in San Francisco, CA
Hosted by the Apps Alliance, this workshop will provide developers and entrepreneurs insight into building a mobile app business. Each workshop will feature app publishers with lessons learned around app monetization, optimization strategies and tools.
Summer Fun: Developer Events Worth Checking Out
While we put on a lot of great events for developers, we also want to keep you apprised of other events happening this summer where you can learn more skills, make new friends, and do what you do best: code and create cool new apps. Here are some events you might want to check out (especially if you’re a student):
July 3, 2014 – July 6, 2014 in New Orleans, LA
Taking place at the Essence Festival 2014, this hackathon will focus on education, environmental sustainability, restorative justice, music and entertainment, and health and wellness. This event is open to students age 13-20, as well as adult designers.
July 11, 2014 – July 12, 2014 in Berkeley, CA
Focused on how the sharing economy can help align value generated with value received, this event is challenging participants to create prototype sharing economy platforms – online or offline. The challenge is open to anyone including students, business leaders, community organizers, and more.
July 19,2014 – July 20,, 2014 in Kansas City, MO
A 24 hour app-building competition for university students and professionals, alike. The main focus of this event is innovation.
July 19,2014 – July 20,, 2014 in San Francisco, CA
This event is for university students who want to win the title of “Hackfest Champion.”
August 9, 2014 – August 10, 2014 in Boston, MA
This is one stop where you can compete for a chance to participate in the World Finals in Silicon Valley. This hackathon is focusing on apps that will help solve a local problem.
August 15, 2014 – August 17, 2014 in San Francisco, CA
Unlike other hackathons listed here, this event requires competitors to use the Shirts.io API.