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Bottle Rocket Apps co-hosts Hackathon in Dallas with AT&T at the AT&T Foundry

Coding. Mobile.  Cloud.  APIs.  Good food.  Awesome prizes.

This past Saturday, the AT&T Hackathon introduced the the latest cutting edge tools to deploy your own app with a website backend, fully hosted in the cloud.  Alternatively, you can come pitch your idea and scout for developer talent, who can help you build your app!

Mobile App Hackathon, an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program, and Apigee was designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to learn about new technologies, build apps/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.

This year Bottle Rocket helped AT&T host the event including providing an inspirational keynote and developer support throughout the day.

Dallas gave a tremendous showing with 111+ attendees and pumped out 17 apps. It was an especially exciting event because John Donovan and Jon Summers also stopped by the event incognito and chatted up the devs.

The winners are as follows:

  • 1st Place - Pastie Cam
  • 2nd Place - Meteor Mission
  • 3rd Place - myCost
  • SierraWireless 1st Place - Pastie Cam
  • Sierra Wireless Honorable Mention - Representus
  • Sencha Winner - CoachPlan

$50 Youngest Hacker Award - This prize went to the two youngest winners that participated in the hackathon. One young hacker had an especially great idea for a "magic watch", and received an iPod Nano watch as a special prize.

learncodethehardway.org Winners - Catch 22 for presenting a half way finished app! Apigee will be buying these guys an online class from learncodethehwardway.org so that they can deliver a full app the next time.


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