Atlanta Foundry® Hosts Women-Focused Mobile App Hackathon

Apr 11, 2014

Atlanta's New Innovation Center - AT&T Foundry®

Learn about AT&T's newest innovation center in Atlanta. The AT&T Foundry® provides a place where innovators can work to build new services and applications for customers. Visit http://www.att.com/foundry to learn more about innovation at AT&T.

Developers get your ideas ready – a weekend of hacking is upon us! Produced by the AT&T Developer Program, AT&T is hosting a women’s focused Mobile App Hackathon at its new Foundry® in Atlanta. The event is designed for seasoned developers, students and aspiring entrepreneurs alike, challenging them to create a prototype of viable Home Solution apps that could be launched into the market within a 24-hour timeframe.

This hackathon, the first women in technology-focused series across the US in 2014, will provide women the opportunity to lead teams of men and women developers creating new innovative products. They will have access to AT&T APIs, developer resources and expertise to help bring their ideas to life. Additionally, teams will have the opportunity to hear from and work with female leaders as they prepare their app prototype for the Saturday night demonstration. The winning team will receive a $1,000 gift card and $10,000 grant to an organization of their choice.

Below is the schedule for this weekend’s hackathon at the Atlanta Foundry®.

Friday, April 11

6:00 p.m. – Hackathon begins with dinner and developer speed dating (finding teams)

7:00 p.m. – Speaker presentations

  • Carlton Hill, Vice President, AT&T Device Operations and Developer Services
  • Jennifer Bonnet, Chief Chick, StartupChicks
  • Erica Stanley, Co-founder, Women Who Code
  • Kylie Stradley, Organizer, RailsGirl

8:00 p.m. – Team brainstorms and coding begin

Saturday, April 12

6:00 p.m. – Dinner and demonstration of apps begin

8:00 p.m. – Winners announced

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