Do you have an idea for an app that can highlight how 5G will disrupt the way we experience, consume or create content? Do you want to be one of the first to code and test solutions for a 5G network?

Then join us on October 4-6th for a very special 5G themed Hackathon produced by the AT&T Developer Program. This event will bring together developers, designers, and creators to hack innovative and disruptive mobile solutions that highlight the benefits of 5G. You bring the innovative ideas and designs and we'll bring the tech to help you transform them into apps in just one weekend.

What is an 5G hackathon? 5G mobile networks will open the door to new experiences that will change how we live, work, and play. Faster network speeds and near real time latency will enable new compelling experiences. For this event AT&T invites developers, designers, and creators to imagine and create those experiences by coding mobile solutions that highlight the benefits of a 5G network. Developers will be challenged to build solutions that demonstrate the impact of the high bandwidth and/or low latency of a 5G network.

You Bring...

Your laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team-focused mindset and/or team-up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/Google+ with #atthack. Whether you are a developer, designer, project manager, or just interested in tech, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your skills are needed! This event will not feature an onsite team formation component so it's highly suggest you arrive with a team to work.

We Supply...

An indoor 5G test environment, 5G test devices, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. We will have technical mentors to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools. We will also have loaner hardware on-site for you to use in your solutions.

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Prizes

$105,000 in prizes

1st Place Best Overall

2nd Place Best Overall

3rd Place Best Overall

Best Low Latency Use Case

Best High Bandwidth Use Case

Best Entertainment Solution (Non-Gaming)

Best VR/AR/MR or Gaming Solution

Best Edge Computing Solution

Best Use of IBM Technology

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO INDIVIDUALS OVER THE AGE OF 18; GUARDIANS MAY ENTER ON BEHALF OF A MINOR

 

  • PARTICIPANTS MAY COMPETE AS INDIVIDUALS OR TEAMS WITH NO LIMIT ON THE NUMBER OF TEAM MEMBERS

 

  • MUST BE A US CITIZEN OR LEGAL RESIDENT

 

  • EMPLOYEES OF AT&T AND SPONSORING COMPANIES ARE INELIGIBLE TO COMPETE

 

  • AFFIDAVIT OF ELIGIBILITY / RELEASE OF LIABILITY / PRIZE ACCEPTANCE AGREEMENT MAY BE REQUIRED

Judges

Ben Nelson

Ben Nelson
AT&T

Judging Criteria

  • Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
  • Originality of idea
  • Difficulty of the technical implementation
  • Design and polish of app/solution
  • Appropriateness of app to the theme

themes

  • AR/VR
  • Machine Learning/ AI
  • Communication