Palo Alto AT&T Mobile App Hackathon with Facebook and WAC
The upcoming Mobile App Hackathon in Palo Alto has completely sold out!
This special Mobile App Hackathon, produced by the AT&T Developer Program, Facebook, and WAC is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to learn more about HTML5, build HTML5 mobile apps, get fed, and compete for some jaw dropping prizes. Prizes include $20,000 for the best overall app and a special prize provided by Facebook for the team with the best social app. To help you build a winning app we will introduce you to the latest cutting edge tools so that you can easily deploy your own HTML5 app with a website backend, fully hosted in the cloud.
Even if you are new to HTML5, we will have live developer support from local senior developers as well as from AT&T and Facebook to help you code like a pro.
Interested in attending a Mobile App Hackathon? Check our event page for a full list of upcoming events.
Event Schedule. The following is a list of the weekends agenda:
- 6PM – Friday Evening – Kickoff event with drinks, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
- 10AM – Saturday Morning – The fun continues with an all day hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed on Friday night to produce the app spec’d out the night before. Senseis will be available throughout the entire event to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 7PM.
- 7PM – Saturday Evening – Promptly at 7PM, teams will begin pitching their ventures. Pitches are limited to three (3) minutes per team.
Prizes. In addition to our big winners, the first 150 developers will each receive a pair of tickets to a randomly selected 2012 SF Giants regular season game at AT&T Park.
- Best Overall HTML5 App
- 1st Place – $20,000 and app featured in AT&T HTML5 AppCenter
- Best Social HTML5 App
- 1st Place – App featured in AT&T HTML5 AppCenter & TBA accelerator prize provided by Facebook
- Best HTML5 App using AT&T Cloud Architect
- 1st Place – $500 Visa gift card for each team member (Max 5)
- Best App using Usergrid (must have a functioning API)
- 1st Place – $1,000 Gift Card
Judging Criteria. Apps will be judged based on the the criteria below and weighted accordingly.
- 33% Weight – Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
- 33% Weight – Originality of idea
- 33% Weight – Technically challenging implementation
For more information about this event please visit: mobileapppa.eventbrite.com