IEEE Computer Society and AT&T will be holding an #ATTHACK Mobile App Hackathon on September 19-20 in Austin, Texas, in conjunction with the September 24 Rock Stars of Cybersecurity conference in Austin. Creative developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and students interested in hacking away the weekend are invited to sign up now.
We're challenging developers to build embedded systems and wearable solutions leveraging mobile technology, APIs, and anything else you can get your hands on. Lightning talks will be held by Josh Greenbaum, Principal of Enterprise Applications Consulting, and Will Hurley, Co-founder of Chaotic Moon Studios, to jumpstart development and get ideas flowing. Loaner equipment will include ARM mbed boards, Arduino boards, Tessels, and even a Quadricopter. Senseis from AT&T, IEEE, and local groups will be onsite to help teams hack their solutions.
The hackathon begins at 6 p.m. Friday, September 19 with a kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer meetings, followed by team formation. Breakfast will be served the next day. The hackathon ends at 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 20.
First-place prizes of $500 will be awarded for Best Hackathon Overall App and Best Use of an AT&T API. The apps will be judged based on the ability to clearly articulate the app's function, originality of idea, and difficulty of the technical implementation.
Results will be discussed during the "Is the Goal to Find a Cure, Prevention, or Both" panel at Rock Stars of Cybersecurity.
All you need to bring is your laptop, skills and ideas. Come with a collaborative, team-focused mindset and/or team set up in advanced via #atthack. Don’t miss this opportunity. Take the challenge!