NOTE: Please RSVP on the Meetup site to let others know you plan on attending but you MUST register on EventBrite to participate in the Hackathon.
From the Event website:
Are you an entrepreneurial woman with an amazing idea you can’t wait to get built? Are you a developer with awesome skills excited to work on a women led start-up?
Do you like to make things? Are you inspired by the power of technology? If so, we want to see you in action. We’re opening our doors for you to help us innovate. We’re looking for creative female entrepreneurs and professionals like you to lead diverse teams of men and women at the 2014 AT&T #WIThack, a series of Women in Tech hackathons all across the country. .
Come join us for this very special women in tech focused AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program. At AT&T, we have adopted a progressive approach to innovation – one that embraces openness and encourages collaboration between entrepreneurs and professionals of all genders and backgrounds. We believe that women provide a critical spark to the tech industry and through empowering opportunities like this, female technologists will be the catalyst we need to accelerate innovation and economic growth.
This hackathon will provide male and female developers with opportunities to develop mobile apps using the most bleeding edge platforms and hardware. Senseis from AT&T, sponsors, and local groups will be onsite to help teams hack.
We’ve heard from many tech women that at hackathon events they frequently are relegated to project manager or note taker roles within the team. So we’re proud to offer special prizes to women-led teams at our event with extra accelerator prizes awarded to all-female teams..
Also, careers experts from AT&T will be on hand to talk about awesome technology job openings in different areas of our business.
We Supply: Onsite, we will provide devices from SensorCon (http://sensorcon.com/), Wahoo (http://www.wahoofitness.com/), and Neurosky that you can string together for a more integrated view into your world. You can also build wearables from scratch (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee7kd8S6VPU) with Arduino boards (http://arduino.cc/), Arduino Lilypad boards (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/arduinoBoardLilyPad), or ARM/Freescale mbed boards (http://mbed.org/handbook/mbed-FRDM-KL25Z), then push your data into AT&T's M2X time-series data storage service for the Internet of Things. Invite your robot crazy friends, maker friends and DIY enthusiasts out to a weekend of making your world.Technical senseis will also be on site 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!