Connected Car Expo Hackathon Powered by AT&T

Rhubarb Studios, Los Angeles
From Nov 14th 2015
To Nov 15th 2015
See the website


Have an app idea or need an app built for your business?

This special Connected Car focused Mobile App Hackathon, an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program, Mojio and the LA Auto Show; is designed for attendees interested in building connected car apps. So join us as we hack hardware, build connected car apps, get fed, compete for great prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. We will have experts from AT&T, Mojio, Plantronics and the local community onsite to assist with your development.

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 #atthack hashtag. Whether you are a backend person, designer, entrepreneur, student, or just interested in tech; you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your development skills are needed!

We Supply: Quick presentations and code samples that help to bootstrap your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. We will have technical senseis to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools. And no IoT event would be complete without Loaner Hardware to mashup with connected car platforms:

Gimbal Series 10 Beacon

Gimbal Series 21 Beacon

Arduino Boards

mBed Board

Raspberry Pi 2

Myo ArmBand


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

Day 1

09AM - Breakfast, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.

10AM - Speakers present (please see below for list)

11AM - Pitch ideas and form teams

1PM - Lunch is served

7PM - Dinner is served

12AM - Midnight snack

Day 2

09AM - The fun continues with breakfast served in the morning! Work with the teams from Day 1 to complete the app spec’d. Senseis will be available throughout the entire day to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 6PM.

1PM - Lunch is Served

04PM - Code stop! Presentations begin.

6PM - Winners and Finalists are announced


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

Best Hackathon Connected Car App Overall

1st Place - $5,000 for the team

2nd Place - $2,500 for the team

3rd Place - $1,000 for the team

Best Car Safety App Overall

1st Place - $2,500 for the team

Best Use of Platronics

1st Place - RIG Gaming Headset for each team member

2nd Place - RIG Gaming Headsets

Best Use of IBM Bluemix

1st Place - $500 in Gift Cards for the team to split

Best Windows App

1st Place - $500 in Gift Cards for the team to split

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

33% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your app does

33% Weight - Originality of idea

33% Weight - Use of IoT Hardware and Sponsored Software

Hackathon Legal. 

Hackathon Terms:

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Ben Nelson, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at AT&T, is based out of sunny Seattle! His passion is educating developers young and old about mobile application development best practices through events like hackathons that fuse the collective interests of multiple technologies and business leaders.


Kenneth Wong is an experienced and customer-driven software development professional. Kenneth earned his BSc in computing science from Simon Fraser University, and worked with Colligo and HSBC before joining Mojio. As Mojio's Developer Evangelist, Kenneth is passionate about partnering with developers to help them bring innovate connected car apps and services to market. During his spare time, he enjoys cycling, hiking, snowboarding, and playing cricket. Feel free to chat with Kenneth in English, Hakka (Chinese), Hindi, and Urdu.















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