Hackathon Details

AT&T Hackathon @ Super Mobility Week - Code for Car & Home - Sept. 6-7, 2014

AT&T Hackathon @ Super Mobility Week - Code for Car & Home

If you are a developer who wants to work with some of the latest technology, tools and services for the connected car and home, join us in Las Vegas Sept. 6-7 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel’s Chelsea Theater. Developers will compete for a share of 100K available in cash and prizes, meet a roster of top sponsors, and access technical experts to help you turn your ideas in to apps. First-place winners in the Hackathon car and home categories get to demo their app at an invite-only party at the AT&T connected home in Vegas.

Prizes and Judges


Connected Car Challenge: 1st Place Winner demos app at Monday VIP Party.

Requires use of the AT&T APIs

  • 1st Place  - $10,000
  • 2nd Place - $6,000
  • 3rd Place -  $4,000

Home Automation Challenge: 1st Place Winner demos app at Monday VIP Party

Requires use of the AT&T APIs

  • 1st Place  - $10,000
  • 2nd Place - $6,000
  • 3rd Place -  $4,000

Accelerator Awards: Selected Sunday night

  • $5,000 – Women in Tech- Best app built by a woman-led team
  • $5,000 – Student– Best app built by a student-led team
  • $5,000 – Unified Challenge – Best app that combines car and home
  • $5,000 – mbed – Best use of mbed

Hackathon Sponsored Accelerator Awards

  • $5,000 - Samsung – Best use of Samsung Gear
  • $5,500 – Ericsson – Best use of Ericsson APIs
  • $5,000 – Volvo – Best app focused on car safety
  • $5,000 – Nordic Semiconductor – Best use of Bluetooth Smart
  • $5,000 – Telecommunication Systems (TCS) – Best use of TCS Technology
  • $5,000 - Digital Life/Alljoyn – Best use of Alljoyn technology 
  • $5,000 - RealNetworks – Best use of RealNetworks Connected RBT API 
  • $1,000  – Esri – Best use of Esri Technology
  • $1,000 – ONtheGO – Best use of ARI 
  • $750 – Best use of Eileo API
  • $750 – Best use of NeverLost 6 App Controller
  • $750 – Best use of NeverLost OTP API

Other App Prizes

  • Microsoft – 1st Place – Surface 3;   2nd Place – Lumia 1520;  3rd Place -Dell Tablet

  • Vuzix –  3 M100 Smart Glasses

  • Pebble – 5 Pebble devices 

  • 3Scale – 1st Place – Ticket to APIStrategy Conference in Chicago ($599 value); 2nd Place – Amazon Gift Card + Developer Ticket to APIStrategy conference ($99 value); 3rd Place – Raspberry Pi
  • OpenCar – 1st Plsce – $500 gift card; 2nd Place $300; 3rd Place $100


You can find our Judges who will award these prizes here.

 Judging Round 1 Criteria


  • Quality of the presentation
  • Originality of the idea
  • Difficulty of the technical implementation
  • Completeness of the application

Judging Round 2 Criteria

  • Quality of the presentation
  • Originality of the idea
  • Difficulty of the technical implementation
  • Polish of the application


EVENT SCHEDULE                        (Note: Event Schedule may be subject to change)
September 6

8:00 am:           Doors open; Check-in begins

10:00 am:         Opening remarks; Lightning round talks from sponsors.

11:30 am:         Get your code on.

1:00-7:00 pm:    Breakout session on specific products, tools and technologies including AT&T DevLab.

                          Breakout Session Schedule

4:00-12:00 pm:  Get your code on all night long.

NOTE: Food and beverages will be provided throughout the day and part of the evening. You can also give your brain a break with some onsite entertainment (arcade auto racing, foosball, air hockey, and more).

September 7

12:01-11:00 am:   Final coding stretch.

11:00am-2:00pm:  Judging and accelerator prize selection begins.

2:00-5:00 pm        Coding stops and formal app presentations begin.

5:00-6:00 pm        Finalists present & winners are announced.

NOTE: AT&T will provide hotel accommodations for the 1st place winners in the car and home categories on Sunday and Monday night. Winners are required to stay to demo their apps on Monday evening at the invite only party at the AT&T connected home in Las Vegas.    

September 8

2:00-5:00 pm:     Hackathon 1st place winner set up app demos at AT&T connected home & party location.

5:00-8:00 pm:    Party and app demos begin. Hackathon 1st place winners presented with award.


Partner Technologies


Below is a list of Partner Technologies available at the Hackathon to assist in your app creation.

Partner Product
Usage Scenarios Software & Code Samples Hardware Availability Platforms Protocols


Cloud-based embedded development platform mbed simplifies development of embedded applications connecting sensors/actuators to the cloud C/C++ SDK Grove Shield, Temp/Humidity, HCHO, Barometer, Digital Light, Analog Light, Air Quality, Digital Compass, Collision Sensor, Gyro, Accelerometer, Xbee / Wifi Adapter, Simple RF Link 433Mhz, Serial RF Pro, Simple RF Link 333Mhz, Serial Bluetooth, Button, Vibration Motor, LED Bar, Relay, Proto Board, Joystick, 4-Digit Display, Slider, Touch Sensor (Multiple), Buzzer, Touch, Sensor (Single), Water Sensor, Alcohol Sensor, Electricity Sensor, Moisture Sensor, Motion Sensor, UV Sensor, Heart Rate sensor, Chest Strap Heart Rate Sensor, Buckled 40cm Cable, 4 pin Conversion Cable, 20cm Unbuckled Cable, Wifly mbed Bluetooth

Embedded Networking Interfaces Connect sensor data via Wifi mbed software driver
Wifi Connect example
Arduino WiFi shields mbed Wifi

Embedded Processing
Connect sensor data via Bluetooth   nRF51822-mKITmbed    Bluetooth

Connected Vehicle API APIs enabling Developers to retrieve data that monitors car performance and build mobile applications that improve driver attention and personalize alerts and experiences. Getting Started   REST

Connected Vehicle API Driver Scoring, Fleet Management, Insurance, Social, Car Maintenence, Eco-Reporting, et al. Developers can use the API to create virtually any vehicle related application C#, JScript
Developer Resources
Vehicle simulator
OBD2 Connectors iOS  


Processing Solutions
Home Security and Home Automation scenarios using provided sensors.
Vehicle scenarios using range finder, breathalyzer and other sensors.
BioMedical applications with Heart Rate Monitor Board, Biomedical Sensor Pads and Electrode pads.
Arduino hook-up guide Arduino Kit
Sound Detector
Alcohol Gas Sensor
Motion Sensor
Ultrasonic Range Finder
Temperature and Humidity Sensor
Light Sensor
BioMedical Development Kit Lux Block
Electromyography  (EMG)
Electrodermal Activity (EDA)
Electrocardiogram Block (ECG)

Mobile App Testing Platform Testdroid Cloud provides an instant access to over 300+ real Android and iOS devices,
through a cloud-service and on-premises setup. During the Hackathon, Testdroid will be
enabled for free with all AT&T devices and all registered users will get a free 30-day access
to Testdroid Cloud.
cloud.testdroid.com docs.testdroid.com iOS

Proximity Geofencing Platform Enhancing retail, venue, event and public spaces with context aware information. Great for location based offers, scavenger hunts, way finding, connected home and custom digital displays. SDKGimbal S10 Beacons    iOS


  The Connect API running on all ACKme modules allows Developers to create applications designed for measuring, recording, analyzing and controlling from anywhere in the world. The API is designed to shed the designer of the complexities of RF or network protocols such as Wi-Fi WiConnect Reference Guide Wi-Fi Modules  Wifi  

Connected Car App Platform OpenCar Connect provides an easy, cost efficient, flexible way for developers & device manufacturers to build innovative Apps for the Connected Car. OpenCar provides APIs, vehicle profiles, templates for infotainment and telematics categories, and the OpenCar Simulator to simplify HTML5 development for IVI systems. http://sdk.opencar.com/   Cross platform

Open source “Internet of Things” Collaboration of over 60 companies including AT&T Digital Life with products using it in the market today. AllJoyn SDKs and mobile apps
AllJoyn.js JavaScript engine
Arduino Yuns w AllJoyn, LEDs, joysticks
Raspberry Pi kits w AllJoyn, Node.js, LEDs
Sensor kits for Arduino Yun and Raspberry Pi
Cross Platform Wifi

Wireless Communications
Global Positioning
Quick prototyping of a variety of applications for the”Internet of Things” (IoT) C027 mbed enabled Internet of Things kit
  mbed Ethernet,


Embedded Processing
Bring your ideas for innovative internet connected devices to life using the STM32F411 Nucleo board with ARM’s mbed and a variety of sensor and connectivity shields. mbed examples for the NUCLEO-F411RE NUCLEO-F411RE prototyping boards with Arduino connectivity mbed WiFi, Bluetooth


Gesture Control Interface Ari™ turns any single 2D camera into an accurate gesture recognition device, with no added hardware.  Ari allows users to use connected devices as controllers to unlock doors, turn on lighting, and allows for an array of other functions of a connected home or automobile. Ari SDK Download   Android  


Connected Car Enable Developers to interact with vehicle operating an AllJoyn enabled version of OctoBlu’s software on a Raspberry Pi.
It offers control of the headlights, windshield wipers, hazard lights, and power door locks via an Arduino relay.
Rally Fighter Vehicle   Android  

Navigation and Telematics
Location ToolKit
TCS’ Location Toolkit Web Services are a powerful and easy-to-use set of RESTful APIs that provide a comprehensive set of location services including maps, address and Point of Interest search, and turn-by-turn directions. To get an API key (which is needed to access the TCS APIs) send an email to ltk-support@telecomsys.com and mention “Hackathon.”    

Embedded Processing
Rapidly prototype your next designs with the Freescale Freedom development platform (FRDM-K64F) and the ARM mbed development platform. mbed examples for the FRDM-K64F; FRDM-K64F code share FRDM-K64F with Arduino compatibility mbed Serial,

Geography API Platform With the ArcGIS Platform, developers can visualize and analyze data with maps to bring out new insights. Given any particular feature on a map, add information about nearby populations to make your data more powerful. Add routing, location-based, and context alerts to your apps. Information about all supported APIs and SDKs and how to integrate them can be found at http://developers.arcgis.com.   iOS
Based on Device

Manage Mobile App Performance crittercism is a complete Mobile Application Performance Management (mAPM) solution that monitors errors within the app and cloud services that interact with the app to understand how they impact your business. SDKs available for iOS, Android, Android NDK, Hybrid, Unity, and more. See: http://docs.crittercism.com/.
Quick start guide is here: http://docs.crittercism.com/quickstart.html

Fully managed, cloud-based data storage service for internet connected machine-to-machine devices With the AT&T M2X Data Service you are able to extract real-time data points from millions of connected machines — such as cars, homes, tractors, vending machines, or storage tanks — and translate them into meaningful information so that you can make quick decisions, create automated actions, and make decisions based on strategic analysis or real-time metrics. API Documentation
Client Libraries
  Cross Platform HTTP

Connected Car Create applications that take advantage of Reservation API, Zibox API, Neverlost Device and the Trip Planning API. Hertz NeverLost 6 App Controller Documentation-
Hertz NeverLost Trip Planning API-
Hertz Eileo/ Zibox API-http://www.eileo.com/ressources/HertzHackathon_EileoAPI.pdf 

Plug & Play SaaS API Management platform and infrastructure 3scale’s API Management solution is flexible, secure and web scalable enabling the distribution of your data, content or services to multiple devices or mobile/web applications as well as the productization of your APIs. http://3scale.net   Cross Platform REST

The Chelsea Theater at The Cosmopolitan Hotel

AT&T picked a special venue for the 24-hour Hackathon – the swanky, new Chelsea Theater at the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Be inspired by your surroundings, while turning concepts into code and ideas into apps.

AT&T provides the food and beverages to keep you fueled and on-site entertainment to give your brain a break. Plus, we arranged a special room rate for our developers. After you register for free, you will be sent a discount code for a room ($199 plus resort tax) at The Cosmopolitan.

AT&T Hackathon Fast Facts


  • Join developers from across the country to work with some of the latest technology, tools and services for the connected car and home
  • Technology leaders in connected car & home


  • 24-hour Hackathon & developer prize packages
  • Meet and speak with a variety of industry professionals
  • On-site entertainment, networking & fun


  • September 6-7: (Hackathon, App Presentations, Judging)
  • Sept. 8: Finalist Judging,  Awards & VIP Party


  • Chelsea Theater – Cosmopolitan Hotel  – Las Vegas


  • Promote  innovative thinking around apps and services to mobilize life at home and in the car