AT&T Hackathon

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Location: Greenhouse (View on map.nd.edu)

DESCRIPTION

Have an app idea or need an app built?

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Notre Dame is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program 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.

Please note that travel compensation will not be provided for this event.

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, designer, entrepreneur, student, or just interested in tech; 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 weekend's agenda:

Friday

  • 6PM - Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
  • 6PM - Speakers present
  • 7PM - Pitch ideas and form teams
  • 12AM - End of the night; Venue will close completely, but you may code offsite.

Saturday

  • 07AM - Doors Open; breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served.
  • 12AM - End of the night; Venue will close completely, but you may code offsite.

Sunday

  • 9AM - The fun continues with breakfast served in the morning! Pencils down. Teams must register to present using the link provided on Day 2 by 9:30AM. Mentors will be available throughout the morning to help you prep your presentation. Pitches start promptly at 10AM and are limited to three (3) minutes per team. No powerpoints unless you are only presenting an idea.
  • 10AM - Final pitches, promptly followed by judging and winner announcements. 

Prizes. The following prizes are experiential and geared towards accelerating you towards a successful business as well as expanding your network and industry knowledge:

  • Grand prize – Trip for team to visit the AT&T Foundry in Plano, TX (Max 5 team members)
  • 2nd place - $2,000
  • 3rd place - $1,000

*Top IOT solutions from this event will be eligibile for our national contest with a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas, NV to compete for a Grand Prize of $20,000 in cash.

Judging Criteria. Apps will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly. 

  • 33% Weight - Originality of idea
  • 33% Weight - Polish / Completeness 
  • 33% Weight - Technical Difficulty / Ambitiousness

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