702 Ash St Suite 106
San Diego, CA 92101
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM – Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 9:00 PM (PT)
Over 100 developers of all ages and experience levels will spend this Friday and Saturday in downtown San Diego to compete for fame (and cash prizes) developing mobile apps in a collaborative environment in the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon. The challenge is specific to San Diego and aimed at creating apps that can improve the quality of life for San Diego residents through improved city services.
Please see the news release below for details on AT&T Mobile App Hackathon, part of the first-ever AT&T San Diego Apps Challenge (www.SDAppsChallenge.com), which launched in January 2012, in partnership with Mayor Jerry Sanders.
The free competition starts Friday afternoon and continues Saturday, with some hackers known to be programming all night. They will present their final products for a chance to win great cash prizes. Winners will also be entered into the San Diego Apps Challenge for a chance to win up to $50,000 in prize money.
SAN DIEGO APP DEVELOPERS GET HACKING THIS WEEKEND AT THE AT&T HACKATHON
Mayor Jerry Sanders and AT&T challenge software developers to create innovative apps and compete for cash prizes
SAN DIEGO, THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 2012 — Today AT&T marked the start of its Mobile App Hackathon in partnership with San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and the City of San Diego to challenge software developers to create apps that will improve city services. At the two-day event, developers will pitch ideas, create cutting-edge apps, and compete for cash prizes.
“The Mobile App Hackathon is a unique opportunity for San Diegans with an app idea to transform it into reality,” said San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders. “This is a fun way for the imaginative thinkers in San Diego to deliver innovative ways to improve quality of life and let loose creatively.”
The Hackathon is open to amateur, professional, and student developers who will use data provided by the city and other cooperating agencies to create apps that will improve services and programs for the City of San Diego. App developers will have access to the latest cutting edge technology to help deploy their apps, which will be fully hosted in the AT&T cloud.
“The app developers at this Hackathon come up with some really remarkable ideas,” said Mark Leslie, Vice President of AT&T. “As a technology company, we’re proud to support the innovators and developers that aren’t afraid to push the envelope when it comes to the many possibilities of today’s technology.”
The Mobile App Hackathon will award cash prizes for the best overall app and the best San Diego App. The top apps from the Hackathon may be considered for entry into the larger and on-going AT&T San Diego Apps Challenge, where developers will have a chance to compete for $50,000 in cash prizes. The winning apps for the San Diego Apps challenge will be announced in June.
To learn more about the Mobile App Hackathon or to register, please visit http://mobileappsd2.eventbrite.com.
For more information about the San Diego Apps Challenge, visit www.SDAppsChallenge.com.