Have an app idea or need an app built for your business?
This special AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, focused on NFC and gaming, is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program and SEMA Development that 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. Our 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.
This specific hackathon will feature speakers from the gaming industry as well as mentors that can help you with the game you have been thinking about building or advance the game you have already built.
To make this event even more interesting for you, Wild Tangent has graciously offered to FINISH the first place game, free of charge. You own the rights to the game and Wild Tangent / AT&T will help get the word out through our channels.
To take things to another level we are also partnering with SEMA Development to offer a special prize for top teams willing to donate the proceeds of their app to charity. Please be sure to check back as we provide more information.
We Supply: Quick presentations and code samples that help to bootstrap your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. Along with technical senseis to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools.
You Bring: Your laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team focused mindset and/or team up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/Google+ via the #atthack hashtag. Whether you are a backend person and code in Ruby/PHP/.NET or are a designer and only work with Illustrator, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your development skills are needed!
Event Schedule. The following is a list of the weekends agenda:
Friday - March 22nd
6PM - Friday Evening - Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
6PM - Friday Evening - An NFC focused code and information session led by Samsung Developers
7PM - Friday Evening - Speakers present (please see below for list)
8PM - Friday Evening - Pitch ideas and form teams
12AM - Friday Evening - End of the day 1
Saturday - March 23rd
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 Afternoon - Lunch is Served
7PM - Saturday Evening - Promptly at 7PM, teams will begin pitching their ventures. Pitches are limited to three (3) minutes per team
Prizes. The following prizes are experiential and geared towards accelerating you towards a successful business as well as expanding your network and industry knowledge:
Best Hackathon Gaming App
1st Place - $500 in Gift Cards for the team
2nd Place - $300 in Gift Cards for the team
3rd Place - $200 in Gift Cards for the team
Best Gaming App Created at the Hackathon
1st Place - Assistance in completing your mobile game from Wild Tangent
Best App Using AT&T APIs
1st Place - $250 in Gift Cards for the team to split
Judging Criteria. Apps will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly.
33% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
33% Weight - Originality of idea
33% Weight - Use of Node.JS, Sencha, cloud9ide.com, Heroku, and other technologies
Parking Information. Parking is available at Peter's Parking Deck (749 Fowler Street Atlanta, GA 30332) on the bottom level.
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