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AT&T Shape Hackathon

  • Cross Campus DTLA 800 Wilshire Blvd Floor 2 Los Angeles, CA 90017 (map)

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Are you interested in entertainment and love to code? Do you have an idea for an app that can highlight how 5G will disrupt the way we experience, consume or create content?

Then join us on April 12-14 for a very special 5G themed Hackathon produced by the AT&T Developer Program. This event will bring together developers, designers, and creators to hack innovative and disruptive mobile solutions that highlight the benefits of 5G. You bring the innovative ideas and designs and we'll bring the tech to help you transform them into apps in just one weekend.

What is an 5G hackathon? 5G mobile networks will open the door to new experiences that will change how we live, work, and play. Faster network speeds and near real time latency will enable new compelling experiences. For this event AT&T invites developers, designers, and creators to imagine and create those experiences by coding mobile solutions that highlight the benefits of a 5G network. Developers will be challenged to build solutions that take advantage of the high bandwidth and/or low latency of a 5G network with accelerator prizes for the best entertainment, gaming, VR/AR/MR and/or IOT solutions.

You Bring...

Your laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team-focused mindset and/or team-up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/Google+ with #atthack. Whether you are a developer, designer, project manager, or just interested in tech, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your skills are needed! This event will not feature an onsite team formation component so it's highly suggest you arrive with a team to work.

We Supply...

Quick presentations and code samples that help kick start your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. We will have technical mentors to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools. We will also have loaner hardware on-site for you to use in your solutions.

Event Schedule

The following is a list of the weekend's agenda:

Day 1

  • 05:30PM - Doors open with dinner, networking and developer dating.

  • 06:30PM - Kickoff presentation and Featured Speakers.

  • 11:30PM - Midnight Snack

  • 12:00AM - The hackathon venue will remain open overnight.

Day 2

  • 09:00AM - The fun continues with coffee and breakfast served in the morning! Work with the teams from Day 1 to complete the app spec'd. Mentors will be available throughout the entire day to help you code your solution.

  • 01:00PM - Lunch is served

  • 06:00PM - Dinner is served.

  • 10:00PM - Team registration is due.

  • 12:00AM - The hackathon venue will remain open overnight.

Day 3

  • 08:00AM - The fun continues with coffee and breakfast served in the morning! Work with the teams from Day 1 to complete the app spec'd. Mentors will be available throughout the entire day to help you code your solution.

  • 12:00PM - Lunch is served; CODE FREEZE.

  • 12:30PM - First round judging will commence in a science fair style format with judges visiting teams at their location.

  • 03:30PM - Semi-finalist Judging. The top 10 teams will present their solution on the main stage competing for one of our three (3) finalists slots.

  • 05:00PM - Winners are announced.

Prizes

Best Overall Hackathon App or IOT Solution

  • 1st Place - $20,000 in cash for the team

  • 2nd Place - $10,000 in cash for the team

  • 3rd Place - $5,000 in cash for the team

  • 4th Place - $1,000 in cash for the team

  • 5th Place - $1,000 in cash for the team

Best Entertainment App Overall (Non-Gaming)

  • 1st Place - $5,000 in cash for the team

Best Gaming or Esports Solution

  • 1st Place - $5,000 in cash for the team

Best VR/AR/MR Solution

  • 1st Place - $5,000 in cash for the team

Best Use of IOT or Interactive Toys

  • 1st Place - $5,000 in cash for the team

Best App From a Women Led Team

  • 1st Place - $2,500 in cash for the team

Judging Criteria

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

  • 20% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your app does

  • 20% Weight - Originality of idea

  • 20% Weight - Difficulty of the technical implementation

  • 20% Weight - Design and polish of app/solution

  • 20% Weight - Appropriateness of app to the theme

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