AT&T SHAPE Hackathon

Cross Campus Downtown LA, Los Angeles
From Jul 8th 2017
To Jul 9th 2017
See the website


Are you interested in entertainment and love to code? Do you have an idea for an app that will disrupt the way we experience, consume or create content?

Then join us on July 8th and 9th for this year's AT&T SHAPE Hackathon in Los Angeles. This years event will bring together developers, designers, and creators to hack innovative and disruptive entertainment solutions. You bring the innovative ideas and designs and we'll bring the tech to help you transform them into apps in just 24 hours.

Please be sure to join the event slack HERE for announcements, team formation and challenge support.

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...

Quick presentations and code samples that help kick start your hacking, 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. 

Event Schedule

The following is a list of the weekend's agenda: 

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

09:30AM - Doors Open

11:00AM - Event Kick-off and Lightning Talks

12:30PM - Coding Begins / Lunch

07:00PM - Dinner

10:45PM - Late Night Snack

11:59PM - Venue will remain open overnight!

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

12:00AM - Coding continues

08:00AM - Breakfast

12:00PM - CODE STOP (Team submissions & Optional Video pitches are due) / Lunch

01:00PM - Round 1 Judging

04:00PM - Semi-Finalists Announced

04:30PM - Semi-Finalist Presentations

06:30PM - Winners and finalists are announced


Best Overall Entertainment App

1st Place - $20,000 in cash for the team to split

2nd Place - $10,000 in cash for the team to split

3rd Place - $5,000 in cash for the team to split

Best Use of AT&T Entertainment Suite

1st Place - $5,000 in cash for the team

Best DC Legends Experience Using the Apple ARKit

1st Place - $5,000 in cash for the team

Best Warner Bros. Content Discovery Experience

1st Place - $5,000 in cash for the team

Best Use of IBM Watson

1st Place - $5,000 in cash for the team

Best Next Generation Advertising Solution

1st Place - $2,500 in cash for the team

Best Use of 2nd Screen Technology

1st Place - $2,500 in cash for the team

Best Use of Robotis

The first forty (40) participants that hack Robotis technology as part of their solution will receive a Ollobot PLAY700 ($89.95 MSRP)

Best Use of the Oculus Rift

1st Place - Three (3) Oculus Rift Devices and three (3) Oculus Rift Handcontrollers

Judging Process

1st Round

All apps undergo an initial screening where judges will be visiting your teams science fair style and evaluating your solution based on the criteria listed in the judging criteria section.

2nd Round

On Sunday, the top ten teams get the chance to pitch their apps on-stage as our panel of expert judges evaluates them.

Final Round*

The top 3 teams will be invited to join us to present their application on Saturday, July 15th as one of the exhibits at the AT&T SHAPE TECH & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO. The overall winner will then be determined by a combination of conference guest voting and a panel of expert judges.

*The top three (3) teams are required to attend AT&T SHAPE on July 15 in to present their solution and participate in the final round of judging.

Judging Criteria

Apps will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly.

20% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your app does

20% Weight - Originality of idea

20% Weight - Difficulty of the technical implementation

20% Weight - Use of sponsored technologies

20% Weight - Design and polish of app/solution

Hackathon Legal

All participants must turn in a consent form signed by their parent or guardian:

Hackathon terms:

We expect all participants to abide by the Hack Code of Conduct: 


Social Media

Follow @attdeveloper for live updates and photos from the event

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Post your own photos using #atthack


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