AT&T Mobile App Hackathon – Houston

AT&T Mobile App Hackathon – Houston
Event on 2014-07-11 18:00:00

Have an app idea or need an app built for your business?

Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program  that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. Our hackathon will introduce you to the latest cutting edge tools to help deploy your own app with a website backend, fully hosted in the cloud.

We Supply: Quick presentations and code samples that help to bootstrap your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. Along with technical senseis 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!

Event Schedule.  The following is a list of the weekends agenda:

  • July 11th
    • 6PM – Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
    • 7:00PM – Lightning talks.
    • 8:00PM – Idea pitches and team formation. Pitch your ideas and form teams or just start coding with your preformed teams.
    • 12AM – End of the night. Go home, get some rest and come back the next day refreshed!
  • July 12
    • 10AM – The challenge concludes with the final day of the hackathon. Finish the apps you've been working on all weekend and prepare to present your work. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 6PM.
    • 1PM – Lunch
    • 6PM – Pencils down. Please sign up your teams to present via this link: Pitches start promptly at 6PM and are limited to three (3) minutes per team. No powerpoints unless you are only presenting an idea.


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 Hackathon Overall App 
    • 1st Place – 0 in Gift Cards for the team
  • Best Use of an AT&T API
    • 1st Place – 0 in Gift Cards for the 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

Hackathon Legal. 

Social Media. 

  • Follow us @attdeveloper for live updates and photos from the event



1121 Delano St
Houston, United States

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