P1010859

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon – Miami

Posted on July 17, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM – Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM at

University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park: 1951 NW 7th Ave. Miami, FL 33136

Have an app idea or need an app built for your business

Mobile App Hackathon 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.

As far as platforms are concerned, feel free to code in the language you feel most comfortable, whether it’s Objective C, Java, Javascript, HTML, C #, Dot Net, or XNA. Even if you are rusty with your programming, we will have live developer support from local senior developers as well as from AT&T to help you code that much faster.

  • Best Hackathon Overall App
  • Best Use of AT&T APIs - A Sierra Wireless 4G LTE device and 1 month of 1GB data for each team member (Max 3)
  • $1000 cash from AT&T
  • Best Use of AWS - $1500 AWS Credit – Spin up Elastic Beanstalk, load balance your app or use a new AWS feature. Show the AWS judges your creative solution to win this prize.

Event Schedule.  The following is a list of the weekends agenda:

  • 6PM – Friday Evening - Kickoff event with drinks, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
  • 7PM – Friday Evening - Lightning talks.
  • 8PM – Friday Evening - Idea pitches and team formation. Pitch your ideas and form teams or just start coding with your preformed teams.
  • 12AM – Friday Evening - End of the night. Go home, get some rest and come back the next day refreshed!
  • 10AM – Saturday Morning - The fun continues with an all day hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed the night before to produce the app. Senseis will be available throughout the entire event to help you code up your solution.
  • 1PM – Saturday Afternoon - Lunch
  • 7PM – Saturday Afternoon - Dinner
  • 12AM – Saturday Evening - End of the night. Go home, get some rest and come back the next day refreshed!
  • 10AM – Sunday Morning - The fun continues with the final six (6) hours of the hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed on Friday to produce the app. Senseis will be available throughout the final hours to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 4PM.
  • 1PM – Sunday Afternoon - Lunch
  • 4PM – Sunday Evening - Promptly at 4PM, teams will begin pitching their ventures. Pitches are limited to three (3) minutes per team.

Prizes. To be announced!

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

  • 33% Weight – Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
  • 33% Weight – Originality of idea
  • 33% Weight – Technically challenging implementation
Social Media. 
  • Follow us @hackathonlive for live updates and photos from the event

Speakers

Alex Donn Thomas Packert
Alex Donn, a Senior Marketing Manager with the AT&T Developer Program, is based out of sunny Seattle! His passion is educating developers young and old about mobile application development best practices through events like hackathons that fuse the collective interests of multiple technology and business leaders. Thomas Packert, the Chief Technology Officer at CareCloud, was formerly Vice President of Information Management at Visible Assets, Inc., where he led the development of proprietary radio frequency ID (RFID) solutions to solve healthcare supply chain influences using open source software development tools.
Sean M. Mcnamara Brian Breslin
Sean M. McNamara, the Chief Technology Officer at LegalFile, was formerly the Director of Software Development at Blue Dot Solutions where he played key roles in both, product development and professional services. He has over ten years of experience in building enterprise mobile solutions. Brian Breslin, an active community leader in the South Florida tech scene, founded Refresh Miami, the largest tech meetup group in South Florida. He has been involved in web development for over twelve years and is heavily involved in social media and social networks.
 Milana V. Kuznetsova  Andrej Kostresevic
Milana V. Kuznetsova, CEO at ESENEM and a lawyer, served in the civil and criminal practice areas, and is an experienced law practice management and technology entrepreneur. She is a frequent lecturer and published authority, advising on law practice management, technology, and ethical considerations. Andrej Kostresevic has over 10 years of development experience, and has developed apps that have over 10M downloads. He organizes the Miami Lean Startup Circle and the South Florida Android Developers. He is currently busy running the New Frontier Nomads, a mobile development company focused on helping startups launch innovative mobile products.

Senseis

Bryce Kerley Diego Lapiduz
Bryce Kerley is a Developer Advocate at Basho, is a highly skilled Rails developer. Prior to joining Basho, he worked as an independent Rails developer, consulting on everything from AJAZ to ZFS. Diego Lapiduz is a Director of technology at Intergi and has over ten years of experience building web and mobile applications. At Intergi he leads the technology department in developing products like gamezone and Playwire. His toolbox includes Ruby on Rails, HTML5, Javascript, and Objective-C.
David Di Cillo David Di Cillo
Davide Di Cillo is an Italian designer and entrepreneur, who applies his creativity in his business and projects. He is the founder and CEO of Fifth Layer Inc., a company focused on developing real-time collaboration apps. Davide is also the principal at 39 Inc., a mobile and web development firm. Nelson Melo is a Software Developer and Founder of CodeModLabs LLC, a software consulting firm in Miami, FL. Nelson has been coding in a mixture of Python & Java for AppEngine and Android since 2008, and working on the web and mobile spaces for more than 10 years. He also organizes the South Florida Google Developers Group.
David Di Cillo
Leonardo Correa is a recent FIU graduate in Computer Science that has extensive experience with Java and Ruby on Rails. He is currently a Ruby on Rails developer for Citrix and is a founder and backend developer of Unboxed Labs, a company that develops mobile and web applications with ROR backends.