ITPalooza Mobile App & IoT Hackathon powered by AT&T

Carl DeSantis Building, Fort Lauderdale
From Dec 4th 2015
To Dec 5th 2015
See the website


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

This very special IoT & Mobile App Hackathon is an event produced by, the AT&T Developer Program and ITPalooza, that is designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build IoT solutions and/or mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. Our hackathon will introduce you to the latest prototyping hardware, tools and development frameworks.

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:

Harman Omni 10

Harman Adapt

Arduino Boards (including Lily Pads)

mBed Boards

Raspberry Pis


TI Sensor Tags

Myo ArmBands


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

Day 1

6PM - Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.

7PM - Speakers present (please see below for list)

8PM - Pitch ideas and form teams

Day 2

09AM - Breakfast & Coffee

10AM - 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

6PM - Pencils down. Please sign up your teams to present via this link: Pitches start promptly at 6PM and are limited to three (3) minutes per team. No powerpoints unless you are only presenting an idea.


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 Overall App 

1st Place - $1,000 in Gift Cards for the team

Best Use of AT&T M2X APIs

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

Best Use of Harman APIs

1st Place - Harman Dev Kit for each team member (Max of 5)

Best App Built on Azure 

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

Community Choice Award

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


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 - Technically creative and/or challenging implementation


Hackathon Legal. 

Hackathon Terms:


Social Media. 

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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 technology and business leaders.

Joe Raio is a Microsoft Technical Evangelist based in Pompano Beach, Florida. As a technical evangelist, Joe primary focuses on presentations leveraging the Microsoft Stack focused on website development and cloud technology. Prior to becoming an evangelist for Microsoft, Joe successfully owned and operated three small businesses centered around website development and marketing. To learn more about Joe, visit his website at
























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