SXSW’s Official Hacking Competition: The AT&T and Health 2.0 Mobile App Hackathon

Dates

March 9th - March 10th, 2012

Contact

Deb Linton

Prizes

  • First Place: $10k
  • Second Place: $3k
  • Third Place: $1k
  • Honorable Mention

Background

Health 2.0 is excited to join forces with AT&T to host SXSW’s official Mobile App Hackathon on March 9th, 2012. Health 2.0 and AT&T are challenging developers, UI/UX designers and researchers to build mobile health applications over the course of 24 hours at the downtown Austin Convention Center from Friday, March 9th to Saturday, March 10th.

The event will feature over $45,000 in cash and prizes – including HTC Jetstream tablets and Sierra Wireless 4G Elevate devices. The winner with the best health care app will be also be showcased at Health 2.0 Spring Fling Matchpoint Boston and will automatically be entered as an AT&T funded startup as part of Startup Health’s Academy.
 

Description

The event will kick off with informative speakers and an idea pitch session. With the technical support of AT&T and the industry insight of Health 2.0, developers will then be given 24 intense hours to rapidly prototype health app concepts using AT&T’s healthcare APIs. This hacking competition will provide participants with the opportunity to showcase their skills, make valuable industry connections, and get hands on experience in heath care’s booming mobile market.

Health 2.0 and AT&T will review all health app submissions but the judging panel will also include special celebrity guest, Chicago Bears seven-time Pro-Bowl linebacker Lance Briggs.

PRIZES:
First Place: $10k

  • Accelerator Prize: Extra $5k if you submit a fully functional mobile app
  • Accelerator Prize: Extra $5k if you use AT&T APIs
  • Accelerator Prize: Entrance as an AT&T funded startup as part of Startup Health’s Academy

Second Place: $3k

  • Accelerator Prize: Extra $3k if you submit a fully functional mobile app
  • Accelerator Prize: Extra $1k if you use AT&T APIs

Third Place: $1k

  • Accelerator Prize: Extra $1k if you submit a fully functional mobile app
  • Accelerator Prize: Extra $1k if you use AT&T APIs

Honorable Mention

  • HTC Jetstream - One per team member present (max 5)

SUBMISSION CRITERIA:
Submission must include .psd and .html files and teams must be present to win. Teams will also be asked to prepare a 5 min presentation about their app with no more than 5 slides.

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Registration is FREE for SXSW passholders but seating is limited. Spots are filling quickly so register ASAP. You can register HERE.

WILL THERE BE FOOD?
Yes, we will provide you with fuel all day. Just bring yourself, your laptops and your brainpower. As part of your FREE registration, breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. Pizza, beer and caffeine money will be provided to teams that demonstrate a commitment to working through the night.

Agenda

Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th

Friday

  • 5:30 pm - Doors Open / Happy Hour
  • 6:00 - Welcome remarks / Hack-a-thon overview
  • 6:45 - Idea pitches
  • 7:30 - Teams self-form and Coding begins!

Saturday

  • 10:00a - Short welcoming remarks and the coding rages on
  • 12:00 - Lunch
  • 6:30 pm - Judging begins
  • 7:30 - Winners announced
  • 8:00 - SXSW Interactive Opening Party
  • 9:00 - Health 2.0's Party

Venue


Austin Convention Center - Meeting Room 2

500 East Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX 78701