Android CodeFest with IDZ: hackathon, tech sessions, $10,000 in prizes


Join Intel® Developer Zone CodeFest for Android, designed to keep you developer senses busy with hands-on technical sessions, testing, hacking and a generous sprinkle of fun. This is an Android event dedicated to building, re-compiling and boosting your apps performance. 


I. Hackathon: Build An Android App 

II. Portathon: Optimize your Apps on X86


Trip to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress 

$3k for Best New App 

$1.5k for Best Ported Runner-Up

$1k for Best Social Good App 

Ouya Devices and Samsung tablets 



7pm Doors Open and Registration and Droid on The Beach  

7:20-8:15 Welcome notes, Hackathon Criteria, Prizes and Agenda; Android on X86 - Why Intel and What Developers Should Care About

8:15 to 8:30 – Grab Dinner and go into the Sessions

Track I 

8:30-9 pm HTML5 on Android: Intel XDK

9:00-9:30 pm Android Gaming Console by Christopher Price, founder

Track II

8:30-9 pm Lanica Game Development Platform: Carlos M. Icaza, Co-Founder, Lanica

9:00-9:30 pm App Game Kit: Lee Bamber, The Game Creators – Session via Google Hangout

9:30pm Hackathon Begins and KitKat Challenge 

1am Closing 


9am Opening and Breakfast

10am KitKat Challenge

10:30 Get Team names and Apps that are being worked on and register

12pm Video Interviews and Lunch

3pm KitKat Challenge

6pm Dinner

7pm Final Demos

9pm Winners Announcement & Awards Ceremony!

The Intel® Developer Zone #CodeFest for Android will be fueled by hundreds of KitKat bars, device giveaways, dark beer, green cocktails and other goodies! And all this is FREE to attend! 

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  • Michael

    Fun and exciting. They even served beers and spiked punch on Friday night!

    November 18, 2013

  • Michael

    Only ten dollars in prizes?! ;-)

    November 13, 2013

    • vera g.

      Ha! My bad :)

      November 13, 2013

  • vera g.

    I hate being super insistent on that but I really need to know how many people are coming. With almost 200 on eventbrite and AnDevCon this week, I would appreciate if you guys register on eventbrite. Also, I'm trying to arrange a shuttle to bring people back to San Francisco - send me an email at vera at bemyapp dot com if you need a spot. Space is limited. thanks!

    November 12, 2013

  • Afsha

    How big is each hackathon group supposed to be? Are we planning on discussing ideas for the app on the day of the event?

    November 10, 2013

    • Afsha

      Thanks Vera. I was just curious if people had already started forming groups, sharing ideas etc. Also it would be good to know what the mix of people is; that is if we have developers, UX designers, people with/without android programming experience.

      November 11, 2013

    • vera g.

      Hi Afsha, some folks are coming with teams but some are alone - this is where I thought we should help and run the pitch session. The mix is pretty mixed :) Mostly developers though. In terms of experience - this is a tough one to answer, only hacking with people can help with this question. cheers,

      November 12, 2013

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