best overall app

  • 1st Place - $25,000
    plus Harmon Audio Package ($5,000)
    and GenZe Scooter Package ($3,000-$15,000)
  • 2nd Place - $10,000
  • 3rd Place - $5,000

Solutions must leverage AT&T or DIRECTV APIs to be eligible for the Grand Prize. The top three finalists will be chosen to participate in the Best Overall App judging happening on-stage at this year’s keynote. Finalists must be willing to stay on-site until Tuesday (Jan 5).

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Mexico Hackathon

This year we’re proud to announce the hackathon has gone international! We will be running a concurrent app and IoT solutions building contest in Mexico during this year’s competition. The overall winner from the Mexico hackathon will be selected as one of the top three finalists chosen to participate in the Best Overall App judging happening on-stage at this year’s keynote. For more details check out our Hackathon Mexico sign up at: http://www.atthack.mx/

Accelerator Challenges

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Sponsor Challenges

    Check out the full list of partner technologies for you to use at this year's hackathon.

    View Partners

    Judging Criteria

    • 1st Round

      All apps will undergo an initial screening where judging of your solution will be based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly.

      2nd Round

      The top 20 teams will win the right to pitch their apps on stage on Sunday and be evaluated by our panel of expert guest judges.

      Final Round

      The top two teams from Las Vegas and the top team from Mexico will pitch their solutions on stage at the AT&T Summit Keynote, where the audience will be able to vote for their favorite solutions!

    Final Round

    The top 2 teams from Las Vegas and the top team from Mexico will pitch their solutions on stage where the audience at the AT&T Summit Keynote will be able to vote for their favorite solutions!

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    Kicker Contests

    Monday Events

    dev lab

    We’re bringing our hands-on programming workshops to Summit once again. This year we’ve got coding sessions lined up throughout the day on these great topics:

    • AT&T WebRTC API:
    • AT&T M2X API:
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    tnchnical training

    SWIFT and ReactJS are two of the fastest growing programming languages for mobile apps. We will be providing in-depth technical training on these subjects - but space is limited. Plus Qualcomm will be providing special training on using the DragonBoard 410c for IoT development. We’ll be releasing more details on how you can sign up for these sessions soon, so check back often.

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    mentorship program

    We’ve expanded our mentorship program! This year we’ve got several opportunities for you to get some personal time with great tech luminaries. Whether your topic of choice is IoT, wearables, startups, or women in tech, we’ve brought in the right expert to answer all your burning questions.

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    Meet the mentors:

    • Expertise:

    epo hll

    Swing by the Grand Ballroom to experience all the latest and greatest technology with our sponsors, partners, and AT&T specialists. Plus you can participate in the Passport Challenge for a chance to win great prizes or attend the Expo Hall Pub Crawl between 5:00p-7:00p to sample a selection of beer and wine while chatting with industry experts.

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    Futurecast
    Navigating the Innovation Adoption Curve

    We’ve brought AT&T’s Futurecast series to Summit! Join us for as we speak with Robert Scoble, well-known blogger, technical evangelist, and author as we discuss the Futurecast topic “Navigating the Innovation Adoption Curve”. The discussion will be moderated by Andrew Keen, one of the world’s best known and controversial commentators on the digital revolution.

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    Meet the speakers:

    • Expertise:

    celebrity speaker

    Kevin Spacey
    Join us Monday afternoon to welcome our guest speaker, Kevin Spacey. As a lifelong actor and Academy Award winner, Kevin Spacey has made part of his mission to talk about the value and integrity of arts and culture. He’ll be giving a special presentation just for Summit – don’t miss out!

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    comedian

    T.J. Miller

    One of the most sought after comedians in the comedy world, T.J. Miller, will be bringing the laughs to this year’s Summit. Join us for an evening of what he calls his own brand of absurdist observational standup.

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