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.

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Eligibility

  • THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS OVER THE AGE OF 18; GUARDIANS MAY ENTER ON BEHALF OF A MINOR

 

  • PARTICIPANTS MAY COMPETE AS INDIVIDUALS OR TEAMS WITH NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF TEAM MEMBERS

 

  • MUST BE A US CITIZEN OR LEGAL RESIDENT

 

  • EMPLOYEES OF AT&T AND SPONSORING COMPANIES ARE INELIGIBLE TO COMPETE

 

  • AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED

Judges

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Ed Schmit
AVP at AT&T Developer Program

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Ben Nelson
Developer Evangelist at AT&T

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Jeff Clark
Senior Marketing Manager at AT&T

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Scott Stern
Lead Product Marketing Manager at AT&T

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Ryan Kim
Lyft

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Srinivas Sandur Madhu Murthy
Associate Director - Software Engineering at AT&T

Judging Criteria

  • Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
  • Originality of idea
  • Difficulty of the technical implementation
  • Design and polish of app/solution
  • Appropriateness of app to the theme