Their mission? In 24 hours, create new apps to harness our Connected Life in one of three categories:
Winners will share cash prizes worth US$15,000 and Nanodegree scholarships worth US$10,000 from AT&T and Udacity. Winning teams will also receive mentoring.
The hackathon will provide the developer teams tools they need to create new apps. That includes the powerful AT&T M2X IoT development platform. It offers a toolset to quickly create and refine prototypes, and cloud-based data storage to help collect, analyze and share IoT data. Tech experts will also be at the event to lend support. Czech Domain Name Registrar, CZ.NIC, will provide support during the hackathon through their open source software and other technology. Students and other future developers who want to build new skills can attend a coding 101 workshop the same day.
The hackathon will take place at the Orea Hotel Pyramida. It will begin at 9.00 a.m. CET on April 22 and end at 6.00 p.m. CET on April 23. The first place prize will receive US$10,000; the second place prize will receive US$2,000; and the third place prize will receive US$1,000. Special US$1,000 prizes will be given for the best use of the Czech Republic’s open data sources and best use of CZ.NIC’s open source framework. In addition, five participants will be awarded Nanodegree scholarships, funded by AT&T and Udacity, to earn an online degree that will help prepare them for careers in the tech industry.
FRIDAY, 22 APRIL 2016
9 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. REGISTRATION
10-10:30 a.m. WELCOME REMARKS
10:30-11:30 a.m. EVENT OVERVIEW PRESENTATION
11:30 a.m. LUNCH SERVED & TEAMS ARE FORMED
1:00 p.m . HOW TO MAKE A PITCH SKILLS TRAINING 101
2:00 p.m. HACKATHON STARTS
7:00 p.m . DINNER SERVED
SATURDAY, 23 APRIL 2016
7:00 a.m. BREAKFAST SERVED
11:00 a.m. LUNCH SERVED
2:00 p.m. HACKATHON ENDS
2:15 p.m. PRESENTATIONS AND JUDGING SESSION
Note: We do not allow PowerPoint presentations.
5:00ish p.m. ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS AND PRIZE PRESENTATION
Notes: * Dress code – Casual
Have questions about V4 HACKATHON: DRIVING THE ‘CONNECTED LIFE’? Contact AT&T Developer Program