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The AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon is well underway

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The AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon is well underway

While CES 2016 will be consuming nearly all of the news this week in Las Vegas, one of the larger events that rides on the convention’s coattails is the AT&T Developer Summit. Held at the Palms Casino Resort, developers assemble from around the world to take on challenges and hopefully earn significant funding during a two-day hackathon ahead of the main conference.

Coding began in earnest yesterday. For the second day, the teams will present their creations for the first round of judging. Later this afternoon, the teams that make it past the first round of judging will have a chance to make a final pitch, followed by a final round of judging, and then an announcement of finalists. The Hackathon wraps things up with a party, then tomorrow the Developer Summit begins and the expo opens.

Developers from the University of Washington at Tacoma take turns refueling and coding while the marathon hackathon gets underway at the AT&T Developer Summit

Developers from the University of Washington at Tacoma take turns refueling and coding while the marathon hackathon gets underway at the AT&T Developer Summit

One group we met briefly shortly after the Hackathon began has yet to announce a formal “team name,” but the user experience contingent from the University of Washington at Tacoma was madly hammering through code to build an application that would connect family members and other urgent contacts in the event that a loved one ended up in need of medical care. In broad strokes, the app would enable communication across users, connect everyone with medical definitions, and get real time updates as doctors prescribe treatments.

How will the crew from Tacoma fare through judging? We will follow-up with them this afternoon and bring you results from the final rounds of judging from the AT&T Developer Summit Hackathon, and main exposition at the
Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.


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