Love fame, fortune and hackathons? Want to meet some new developers in the area?
This hack is focused on IOT for tiny home & automotive. Want to make a crazy robot toaster that spits out Hello Kitty branded toast? Or a remote controlled AC unit with an arduino/raspberry-pi? Maybe an automatic facial recognition system with a raspberry pi that covers your car and that automatically tweets motion triggered images to @seattlePD?
Vinli, particle, Webtask, Apptentive and T-Mobile to help you pull together an interesting app and all without a server! How? Checkout webtask.io from Auth0 – IOT devices can now act independently and scale server demand as necessary. And, of course, any idea is welcome and fair game!
Five final teams will all be showcased on-stage at Seattle Interactive Conference for a panel of high profile, celebrity judges for a chance to win a boatload of cash and the opportunity to have lunch with T-Mobile CIO, Cody Sanford.
All participants receive:
- T-Mobile’s recruiting department has agreed that if anyone from the Hackathon applies for a TMO open position using a promo code they will provide, they will be guaranteed an interview with T-Mobile’s head of technical recruiting.
- FREE pass to the Seattle Interactive Conference (passes to be handed out to everyone that presents).
- $7,000 + T-Mobile devices
- Lunch with Cody Sanford (T-Mobile CIO)
- Opportunity to pitch your idea to the senior leadership team at T-Mobile
- $2,000 + T-Mobile Devices
Judges & Criteria
We have also lined up the following judges and mentors help you create the best possible app:
- Ryan Yokel, T-Mobile, Minister of Emerging Products
- Lisa Weeks, CMO, Hashbang Games
- Joseph Fernando, T-Mobile, Head Innovator & Technical Advisor
- Taylor Soper, Geekwire
- Steve Gomez, T-Mobile, Sr. Director, Digital Services
- Cody Sanford, T-Mobile, Chief Information Officer
Judging criteria will be determined on the following points:
- Usefulness – Is the hack practical and does it provide useful info for users? Does it fulfill a real need?
- Originality – Is the hack something novel or a fresh approach to an old problem?
- Technical Difficulty – Is the hack technically interesting or difficult? Is a rehashed API demo?
- Polish / Design – Does the app work and how clean is the UI flow? Is the user experience smooth? Does everything appear to work? Is it well designed?
Schedule / Timeline
The hack into multiple parts and provided a detailed overview schedule of the event:
- 10AM – Doors Open
- 11AM Saturday – Talks & Introduction
- 12PM Saturday – Team Formation
- 1PM Saturday – Lunch is served!
- 7PM Saturday – Dinner is served!
- 10PM – Go Home and Rest
- 10AM Sunday – Breakfast is served!
- 1PM Sunday – Lunch is served!
- 4PM Sunday – Presentations
- 6PM Sunday – FInalists Announced!
Seattle Interactive Conference
- October 18th – Finalists finetune their presentation with professional coaches
- October 18th – Winners Announced!
Rules and Regulations
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