|By Xenia von Wedel||
|August 8, 2013 11:47 AM EDT||
Developer groups, schools and individual participants are invited to participate in the Bay Area "Internet of Things" hackathon, the first of four regional hackathons sponsored by AT&T to build mobile apps for multiple devices (mobile, desktop, etc.). The Bay Area hackathon will be held at NestGSV, 425 Broadway, Redwood City, Calif., from Aug. 16th to 17th, and will focus on gaming and artificial intelligence. Prizes for the best overall app are:
1st place: $1,000 cash
2nd place: $500 cash
3rd place: $200 cash
Best Gaming App:
Assistance in completing your game from Sr. Architects at WildTanget
Featured status in the AT&T WildTanget Android store
First- and second-place finishers also will receive all-expense-paid trips to the National Accelerator Demo in Las Vegas, Nev., at the start of the International Consumer Electronics Show® from Jan. 3 to 5, 2014, where they will have the opportunity to pitch their hack and compete for the $20,000 grand prize.
The long-term objective of the hackathon is educational. School projects and school teams are invited to take creation - and not just consumption - of the mobile apps mainstream. Judges from AT&T and Intel will give equal weight to each entrant's ability to articulate what the app does, the originality of the idea, and the technical challenges confronted and overcome.
The "Internet of Things" mobile app hackathons are competitive events and designed for attendees (technical and non-technical) to build mobile apps, enjoy great food, and compete for awesome prizes across various categories. Most importantly, the hackathons introduce coders to the latest cutting-edge tools to help deploy their own apps with website backends fully hosted in the cloud.
For more on the AT&T Developer program, please visit developer.att.com. For more on the "Internet of Things" mobile app hackathons, please visit http://iothackathon.co/ or sign up at http://hacknest-sr.eventbrite.com and follow us at https://twitter.com/iothackathon.