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OC Hackerz - AT&T Hackathon - It can wait

From: Anil Pattni (.
Sent on: Thursday, September 6, 2012 4:31 PM

Dear OC Hackerz,


Our friends up in LA are having a really cool event this weekend which has up to $30,000 in prizes to give away. This would be a really good experience for any of you to take part in. If you are interested in attending / representing OC Hackerz, please ensure you are registered on and shoot me an email with your project idea or skills. We have an app idea and could really use android developers to join our team.

If we win 1st prize 30k will be split between all individuals on OC Hackerz team.


You can find more information at


Have an innovative app idea?  Come code your dream app and help develop a solution to put an end to texting while driving.

This is a truly unique AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program, focused on our "It Can Wait" don't text and drive campaign. Our event 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. Spend the weekend coding and then join us on Tuesday, September 18th where top teams will present their final apps and the big winners will be chosen!

Texting while driving is a common and dangerous habit.  According to a recent AT&T Wireless survey 75% of teenagers consider it "common" for their friends to text while driving. Over 100,000 automobile accidents a year involve a driver texting and drivers that do text while driving are 23x more likely to be in an accident. Please join us at this hackathon to make the road a safer place and to take the pledge.

We Supply: Quick presentations and code samples that help to bootstrap your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. Along with technical senseis to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools.

You Bring: Your laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team focused mindset and/or team up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/Google+ via the #atthack hashtag. Whether you are a backend person and code in Ruby/PHP/.NET or are a designer and only work with Illustrator, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your development skills are needed!

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.
  • 10AM - Saturday Morning - The fun continues with an all day hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed on Friday night to produce the app spec’d out the night before. Senseis will be available throughout the entire event to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 7PM.
  • 7PM - Saturday Evening - Promptly at 7PM, teams will begin pitching their ventures. Pitches are limited to three (3) minutes per team.

Prizes. The following prizes are experiential and geared towards accelerating you towards a successful business as well as expanding your network and industry knowledge:

  • Best Hackathon "Don't Text While Driving" App (Learn More) - Top five teams will be chosen on site on September 8th and given 10 days to build out and polish their application.  They will then present their final apps during a happy hour event on September 18th where the overall winners will be announced.
    • 1st Place
      • $20,000 in cash for the team to split
    • 2nd Place
      • $7,000 in cash for the team to split
    • 3rd Place
      • $3,000 in cash for the team to split
  • Best Hackathon General App
  • Best App using AT&T APIs (Learn More)
      • $500 in cash
      • A Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Elevate device and 1 Month of 1GB DataConnect Service (Max 3)
  • Best App using Telenav APIs (Learn More)
    • $500 in cash for the team to split
  • Best use of Apigee's App Services (Learn More)
    • $2,000 in gift cards for the team to split


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

  • 33% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
  • 33% Weight - Originality of idea
  • 33% Weight - Difficulty of technical implementation (e.g. languages, tools, and APIs used)
Social Media.
  • Follow us @hackathonlive for live updates and photos from the event
Legal. Please be sure to review the official contest rules below and look for important waivers required for minors to participate:
Hackathon Terms: *Note: The IP that you create at the event belongs to your team.  However, any ideas, concepts, or code that are openly shared at the event are deemed public information (open sourced). Attendees under the age of 18 must provide a signed copy of the form found at the link below in order to participate: Parental Waiver:


Our Sponsors

  • Elance


  • oDesk

    $100 Credit towards hiring your 1st freelancer

  • WirelessAppz

    iphone, ipad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile development

  • OC Hackerz

    Please Register Here before proceeding.

  • Microsoft

    Special Thanks to Microsoft for sponsoring our group!

  • Chapman University

    Access to mentors and resources

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