Midtown Buzz Mobile Hackathon

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    • Friday September 13, 2013 - Saturday September 14, 2013
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Hypepotamus, 817 West Peachtree Street NW, Suite A-110, Atlanta, GA 30308.
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  • URL: http://www.hypepotamus.com
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Full Summary: Midtown Alliance and Georgia Tech Institute for People and Technology are thrilled to announce the Midtown Buzz Hack-a-Thon, the latest in their collaborative initiative to expand and strengthen Midtown’s flourishing Innovation District. The Midtown Buzz Hack-a-Thon focuses on our first steps in build connected mobile applications to improve and enhance the Midtown Experience.  It will held from Friday September 13 till Saturday September 14th at and run by our colleagues at Hypepotamus, 817 West Peachtree Street NW, Suite A-110, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Wouldn't it be great if you had easy-to-use apps to make Midtown Atlanta an even better place to live, work, and play?  Hey, why not build them and win some sweet prizes at the same time?  

The Midtown Buzz Mobile Hackathon is your chance to build cool apps and compete to win a free stay at the newly renovated Hyatt Midtown, gift certificates to amazing Midtown restaurants, and other goodies. Three prize categories await you:

  1. Wayfinder - make it easy for people to find out what's going on around them, where they can get a table, the daily specials, and other insider tips.
  2. Transportation - bring together MARTA, parking, Tech trolleys, and other transportation data to help people get around easier.
  3. Wildcard - propose your own idea or grab some from the idea bank.

Midtown Alliance, Georgia Tech's Institute for People and Technology, and Hypepotamus are proud to announce the Midtown Buzz Mobile Hackathon, the latest in their collaborative initiative to expand and strengthen Midtown's flourishing Innovation District.

The Midtown Buzz Mobile Hackathon is the launch event of a six-month initiative to build connected mobile applications to improve and enhance the Midtown experience. All the teams participating (and new teams who emerge along the way) will have the chance to continue their work after the launch hackathon to vie for an even bigger prizes to be awarded in January to those who successfully release their apps to the market.  

Join us for the September 13-14 Midtown Buzz Mobile Hackathon and help build the future of Midtown one app at a time. We'll be using ChallengePost to manage the hackathon, so join us at http://midtownbuzzhack.challengepost.com/

Day 1: Friday, September 13, 2013

  • 6:00 PM: Opening reception/networking
  • 7:00 PM: Introductions
  • 7:45-8:15 PM: Team pitches
  • 8:45-9:30 PM:Team formation
  • 9:30 PM: Teams begin work

Day 2: Saturday, September 14, 2013

  • 8-10 AM: Breakfast served
  • 10 AM-12 noon: Teams continue working
  • Noon-1 PM: Lunch served
  • 1-5 PM: Teams continue working
  • 5-6 PM: Dinner break
  • 6:30-7:30 PM: Team presentations
  • 7:30-8:00 PM: judges deliberate
  • 8:00 - 8:30 PM: Winners announced and closing remarks


Learn more and register: http://midtownbuzzhack-eac2.eventbrite.com/

 

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Hackathon, IPaT, Midtown
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  • Created By: Renata Le Dantec
  • Workflow Status: Archived
  • Created On: Sep 3, 2013 - 9:55am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:04pm