The AT&T Summit Hackathon is the premier hackathon of the year for the AT&T Developer Program. This year will be focused on wearable technologies and participants will be able to choose between a Wearables Track and an AT&T API Track. Finalists from each track will be featured in live fast pitches on stage with our executives during the keynote at the AT&T Developer Summit on January 6th. In addition, competitors will also have the ability to complete in accelerator challenges, details can be found below, which will offer individual prizes of up to $10,000 for eligible teams.
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.
Your laptop, skills, & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team- focused mindset and/or team up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/Google+ via #atthack. Whether you are a back-end 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!
This year we are bringing a mini-version of DevLab, our very popular, multi-city API training event, to the Summit Hackathon! Are you planning to use the Speech or In App Messaging APIs? Then these forty-five minute sessions will quickly teach you how to implement them in your program. Simply send a member of your team to the DevLab session and they will come back with the knowledge your team needs. Check out the timing details on our schedule page. See you at DevLab!
Please be sure to review our schedule page for all the important schedule details of this years AT&T Summit Hackathon.
A major focus of the hackathon is Wearables with a dedicated $40k prize pool with $25k going to 1st place. Of course, AT&T APIs are required, so read up (http://developer.att.com/) and download examples (https://github.com/attdevsupport). Onsite, we will provide devices from SensorCon, Samsung, Pebble, Wahoo, Plantronics, Heapslyon and Neurosky that you can string together for a more integrated view into your world. You can also build wearables from scratch with Arduino boards, Arduino Lilypad boards, ARM/Freescale mbed boards or Intel Galileo boards as well as a bunch of sensors and kits from Sparkfun.com. Invite your robot crazy friends, maker friends and DIY enthusiasts out to a weekend of making your world.
1st Place - $25,000
2nd Place - $10,000
3rd Place - $5,000
AT&T API Track
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 as with the other track, AT&T APIs are required, so read up (http://developer.att.com/) and download examples (https://github.com/attdevsupport). Onsite, development will be 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 some Furbies, Laser Blasters, and other games. Creating a new version of an existing app for a platform previously unsupported is an acceptable entry.
1st Place - $25,000
2nd Place - $10,000
3rd Place - $5,000
General Judging Criteria- Apps competing for Best Overall and AT&T Challenges will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly
- 25% weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
- 25% weight - Originality of idea
- 25% weight - Difficulty of technical implementation
- 25% weight - Use of AT&T APIs
Select first place winners across the different challenges will receive a special invite to a Stanford Design School Class on January 7th (http://devsbuild.it/dthinkingworkshop) courtesy of the Application Developers Alliance (ADA).
Best Public Safety App (Sponsored by AT&T) - $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. Yea. Difficult.
Best Use of AT&T M2M App Platform (Sponsored by AT&T) - $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, 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.
Best Use of AT&T M2X API (Sponsored by AT&T) - $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. https://m2x.att.com/
Women In Tech Accelerator Prize (Sponsored by Ericsson) - $10k Prize for 1st
We believe that women have provided a critical spark to the tech industry and with additional opportunities the next generation of women professionals can be the catalyst we need to accelerate innovation and economic growth. This prize will be awarded to the best woman led team with a majority of female members.
Best IOT App (Sponsored by Ericsson) - $10k Prize for 1st Place
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.
Best Use of Nokia’s WP8 APIs (Sponsored by Nokia) - $10k Prize for 1st Place
For this Challenge, you must build a Windows Phone 8 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.
Best Use of Plantronics Voyager Legend Headset (Sponsored by Plantronics) -
$10k Prize for 1st Place
Best use of the Plantronics Voyager Legend headset wins this price. Check out some of the previous winners here: http://www.youtube.com/user/PLTlabs. Create your developer account and check out the Plantronic APIs here: http://developer.plantronics.com/welcome
Best Use of Gimbal Proximity Beacon (Sponsored by Qualcomm) - $10k Prize for
The Gimbal™ platform enables brands, retailers and venues to engage customers with relevant, timely and personalized content to their mobile devices that can drive customer engagement, sales and loyalty. Check out the Qualcomm Gimbal platform and their Beacon product here: https://www.gimbal.com/
Best Use of Intel Galileo (Sponsored by Intel) - $10k Prize for 1st Place
Take your app to the next level by hacking the brand new Intel Galileo. What could be better? Find out more info here: http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/do-it-yourself/galileo-maker-quark-board.html
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. http://devsbuild.it/dthinkingworkshop
Drop In Media Labs - Best Startup Potential App – BootCamp Prize
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.
Best Use of Esri Technology (Sponsored by Esri) - $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.