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Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 09:00 AM    Cost: Absolutely Free
AppNexus, 19 W 22nd St, 4th Fl

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Do you like to design & make things? Are you inspired by the power of technology to affect positive change & do good?

If so, we want to see you in action. AT&T, Girls Who Code, & AppNexus are opening our doors for you to innovate. We're looking for creative developers, designers & entrepreneurs like you to join us at this special women in tech focused 2014 AT&T #WIThack, a series of Women in Tech hackathons all across the country.

At AT&T & AppNexus, we have adopted a progressive approach to innovation - one that embraces openness & encourages collaboration between entrepreneurs & professionals of all genders & backgrounds. We believe that women provide a critical spark to the tech industry & through empowering opportunities like this, female technologists will be the catalyst we need to accelerate innovation & economic growth.

This hackathon will provide attendees with opportunities to network, design & build innovative websites for non-profit charity organizations.

We've heard from many tech women that at hackathon events they frequently are relegated to project manager or note taker roles within the team. So we're proud to offer special prizes to women-led teams at our event with extra accelerator prizes awarded to all-female teams.

AT&T & AppNexus careers experts will be on hand throughout the day to talk about awesome technology job openings in different areas of our their businesses.

We Supply:Onsite, we will provide devices from SensorCon, Wahoo, & Neurosky that you can string together for a more integrated view into your world. You can also build wearables from scratch with Arduino boards, Arduino Lilypad boards, or ARM/Freescale mbed boards,then push your data into AT&T's M2X time-series data storage service for the Internet of Things. Invite your robot crazy friends, maker friends & DIY enthusiasts out to a weekend of making your world. Technical senseis will also be on site to assist you in building faster, smarter, & 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#atthackhashtag. Whether you are a backend person & code in Ruby/PHP/.NET or are a designer & only work with Illustrator, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent & your development skills are needed!

Hackathon Event Schedule. The following is a list of the day's agenda:

  • August 17th
    • 09:00AM -Kickoff event with coffee, networking, & developer dating which leads into idea pitches & team formation.
    • 10:00AM -Lightning talks
    • 11:00AM - Brunch & Team Formation
    • 05:00PM - Dinner is served
    • 6:00PM - Pencils down. Please sign up your teams to present via this link: start promptly at 6PM & are limited to three (3) minutes per team. No powerpoints unless you are only presenting an idea.

Prizes.The following prizes are experiential & geared towards accelerating you towards a successful business as well as expanding your network & industry knowledge:

Best Social Good Website Overall
1st Place - $400 in Gift Cards for the team to split 2nd Place - $100 in Gift Cards for the team to split 3rd Place - Wahoo Heart Rate monitors for each team member Best Social Good Website from an all Girls Who Code Team
  • 1st Place - $300 in Gift Cards for the team to split
  • 2ndPlace - $100 in Gift Cards for the team to split
  • BestUse of AT&T APIs
  • 1st Place - $200 in Gift Cards for the team to split
  • 2ndPlace - $100 in Gift Cards for the team to split
  • Best Designed Website Overall
    1st Place - $200 in Gift Cards for the team to split 2ndPlace - $100 in Gift Cards for the team to split

    Judging Criteria. Websites will be judged based on the criteria below & weighted accordingly.

    33% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your website does 33% Weight - Originality of idea 33% Weight - Difficulty of the implementation

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    AlexDonn,Senior Marketing Manager at AT&T, is based out of sunny Seattle! His passion is educating developers young & old about mobile application development best practices through events like hackathons that fuse the collective interests of multiple technology & business leaders. He loves bacon & is allergic to all types of gluten. Shelly Goldman, an AT&T veteran, is responsible for providing the Voice of the Customer” to AT&T Labs & most recently led the AT&T Emerging Technologies Forum. With almost 100 technology patents to her credit, she ranks second among female patent holders at the tech giant. As a coach specializing in STEM, she makes it a priority to work with women & girls to encourage & educate them about opportunities in the STEM field. Shelley blogs for the Huffington Post, has put out a YouTube video & continually mentors students through Girls Who Code & Aspire in her attempt to reach other women & encourage them in STEM. Senseis

    Amanda Gobaud, Designer & Business Analyst at Deutsche Bank, has always been working on things to improve people's lives - from volunteering with Key Club in high school to working on improving financial software interfaces today, she has always liked helping people & being involved. Between her involvement in campus activities & studying Human-Computer Interaction, Amanda has found her passion in creating experiences for people, be it through planning vacations for her friends, planning Startup Weekend events, or improving the user experience of financial software. Ope Bukola is a Product Manager at a Brooklyn based education technology company. She is passionate about building technology that improves teaching & learning. She is a selftaught web developer and, along with building learning tools, loves introducing newbies to computer programming. Prior to her current role, she was founder of CourseSky, an early stage edtech company that provided a free, web based Algebra 1 course. She is also an avid writer, & the founder & coeditor of Zora, an online magazine for women in the African diaspora. She is a graduate of New York University where she earned a joint degree in Economics & Mathematics.

    Kachi Nwaobasi graduated with a B.S. in Interactive Media & Game Development & an M.S. in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He currently works for Amplify Education as a software engineer & makes mobile applications in his spare time. When he's not coding & being awesome, he enjoys long walks on the beach, frolicking in the grass & helping other minorities become amazing programmers. Sponsors

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