** 123 people (meetup + bemyapp.com + eventbrite) have registered for this event.
WHAT IS IT?
BeMyApp Mobile Olympics is a three-day mobile app hackathon which brings together the most creative developers, designers, marketers, and ideas people, to collaborate on building a working mobile app prototype. Whatever your background, you can use the weekend to:
(a) get a team around your app idea, build the prototype, and receive instant feedback on the project from a panel of seasoned judges and your peers,
(b) discover, try out, and test amazing app development tools and APIs,
(c) meet fantastic people across various disciplines with whom you could start a venture,
(d) have a great time learning new skills at breakneck speed,
(e) get involved and enhance your chances of winning a great prize(s),
(f) gain global media coverage for your prototype and team.
WHAT IS THE LAYOUT ?
1st: Registered idea generators are given 1 minute to pitch an app concept to an audience filled with fellow idea generators, developers, designers, and marketing gurus.
2nd: Those in the audience select the app they want to help build, form teams and the process of developing ideas into applications during the weekend begins.
3rd: 48 hours later, each team is given time to present their app in front of fellow BeMyApp attendees and a panel of judges. Shortly after all teams have presented, the BEST NYC APP is announced and submitted as a candidate for the BEST GLOBAL APP - 2 out of 6 apps (across 4 countries) are given this title.
*Food and drink are provided throughout the weekend.
ORGANIZATION OF THE WEEKEND
6pm - Doors open and networking
7pm - Presentations
8pm - Teams form & the competition begins 10pm - Venue shuts down for the night
10am - Doors open and the hackathon continues
1pm - Lunch
2pm - Teams continue hacking!
5pm - Video checkpoints
10pm - Venue shuts down for the night
10am - Doors open and teams continue hacking
1pm - Lunch
2pm - The final stretch!
5pm - Presentations
5:45pm - Judging
6pm - Winners announced, Best Local App is submitted into Best Global App running, and celebratory drinks!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$5 before event /$10 at the door
Free if Student - make sure to note status in RSVP.
CloudBees is all about Java in the Cloud - simplifying and accelerating Java application development and delivery. The CloudBees Platform delivers development and runtime services that let developers build, test and seamlessly deploy their applications to production in the cloud and management services that allow ongoing monitoring and maintenance. Developers can simplify and streamline the entire application process, accelerate deployment and minimizes application life cycle costs by eliminating provisioning, system maintenance, application infrastructure and transition to a pay-for-what-you-use approach.
Before the event, check out CloudBees custom BeMyApp Link with Instructions / Details: http://www.cloudbees.com/beemyapp.cb
Prize: 1 year subscription to Dev Pro Service (http://www.cloudbees.com/pricing-standard-services.cb) for all 6 Best Local App winners. ($600 value)
Mashery: Log-in to our open data commons of 50+ RESTful APIs, including Guardian, ASOS, Expedia, New York Times, Klout, Rotten Tomatoes, and more. Build better apps with the Mashery API Network: http://developer.mashery.com/apis
SquareSpace are providing in-kind prizes to all Best Local App winners.
The Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University are sponsoring the event location, pizza and light refreshments.
OUR MEDIA PARTNERS
** 110 people (meetup + bemyapp.com + eventbrite) have registered for this event.