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Heads Up: AT&T Mobile App Hackathon - Autism Speaks (San Francisco)

Important Notice: Heads Up events listed at the Google Developer Group (GDG) East Bay are selected events that some members may be interested.


The following information came from various sections of the event URL, and you must register there if you want to attend:


According to the CDC, one in every 88 children has been identified with an Autsim Spectrum Disorder. For this event, produced by the AT&T Developer Program, we have teamed up with Autism Speaks to bring you autism app projects specifically requested and voted on by the autism community. To help you along the way, we’ll have not only technical experts, but also experts on and members of the autism community to answer your questions and provide feedback on your applications.

Friday, April 12th 2013:
6PM - Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
7PM - Speakers present (please see below for list)
8PM - Pitch ideas and form teams
12AM - End of the day 1

Saturday - April 13th 2013:
10AM - The fun continues! Work with the teams from Friday to complete the app spec’d. Senseis will be available throughout the entire day to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 6PM.
1PM - Lunch is Served
6PM - Promptly at 6PM, teams will begin pitching their ventures. Pitches are limited to a maximum of three (3) minutes per team


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 - Use of Node.JS, Sencha,, Heroku, and other technologies


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 Autism Speaks Hackathon App (Selected from Approved Ideas)
1st Place - $10,000 in Cash for the team to split
2nd Place - $5,000 in Cash for the team to split
3rd Place - $2,500 in Cash for the team to split

Best Hackathon Overall Autism App
1st Place - $2,500 in Cash for the team to split


Hackathon Legal:
Hackathon Terms:


Special offer:

All participants will be entered into a raffle to win one of more than 40 pairs of prime bleacher seat tickets to the Giants at AT&T Park on Monday, 6/17/2013 (Autism Awareness Night). Winners will be chosen throughout the hackathon; must be present to win! Special thanks to the AT&T sponsorship team for this amazing gesture.

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