Android Hackathon is a not-for-profit event for the Android platform, encouraging development using both the native Android SDK and web standards. This is a joint Event with NoVAJUG (http://novajug.org) and NoVAJUG sponsors the food.
Cost: There will be nominal cost (Update: $20. Please pay at the venue) for the event. Working with sponsors to reduce/avoid cost. Please help us find sponsors.
Sponsor: Location and Food are sponsored by Near Infinity Corporation (http://www.nearinfinity.com/) and Excella Consulting (http://www.excella.com/).
Update: Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/) is sponsoring awards for first prize winners. For PayPal development information and PayPal dev challenge (http://www.mobilesdks.com/paypal) (http://www.mobilesdks.com/paypal)
Looking for additional sponsors. Working with sponsors to reduce/avoid cost. Please help us find sponsors. Please feel free to post or send mail to Organizer at namachi at nasotech.com.
At this one day event, participants will have an opportunity to design, develop and demo a complete application. There will also be a beginner opportunity that will help first-time Android developers become familiar with the basics of the Android ecosystem. The event kicks off on Saturday, April 30, 2011, where ideas and teams will come together. Teams will have the rest of the day to build their applications. Teams will then present their work to the public in the evening and winners will be chosen.
Instead of back-to-back presentations followed by several variations of "Hello World," Hackathon is all about coding and completing a full-featured Android application using Android technologies. While there will be opportunities to try new APIs and learn new features, teams will be expected to produce a real, working application in one day in return for free meals and a chance for fame and fortune, should one create the next killer app.
Requirements: Laptop for development. Can be any platform like Windows, Linux or Mac OSX. I will add more references for SDKs and so on in http://www.mobilesdks.com
First prize : $100 gift card for members
Second prize : $70 gift card for members
Third prize : $50 gift card for members
(We will use all the money collected as event cost to be distributed as Prize Money)
Feeling up to the challenge? Please register by clicking the "Count Me In" button above. Attendance is capped, so register soon -- all registrations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Agenda for April 30, 2011 (Saturday) :
Update: We will be flexible on the timings depending on how we progress in developing applications.
09:00 AM: Doors Open
09:00 - 09:30 AM: Welcome, Introductions, Networking and Breakfast
09:30 - 10:00 AM: Introduction to Android (Presentation-only talk on the Android Ecosystem, Architecture, Basic Android Concepts, etc. No prior Java or mobile development experience required.)
10:00 - 11:00 AM: Teams Form (Pitch Sessions. Each team will have 5 minutes to pitch their ideas to recruit other developers/designers/product people.)
11:00 AM: Hacking Begins
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM: Lunch
01:00 PM - 06:00 PM: Hacking Continues
06:00 PM - 07:00 PM: Dinner and Voting
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM: App Presentations and Awards ceremony
09:00 PM: Pack It Up and Doors Close
Location: Near Infinity Corporation, 1881 Campus Commons Drive #203, Reston, VA 20191.
Contact: Shiva Thirumazhusai. namachi at nasotech dot com