AT&T - UH hackathon set for this weekend

Professor David Chin previews the upcoming "Hackathon" event

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The AT&T-University of Hawai'i Mobile App Hackathon is a 24-hour competition where participants build their own mobile apps while learning about the latest cutting edge tools.

University of Hawai'i students from across the system and other community participants will have the opportunity to work together to build mobile apps from conception to implementation. Students will also design business plans for their apps, strategizing how their products will make money and be maintained.

Competing teams have a chance to win $5,000 in gift card prizes provided by AT&T. The mobile apps will be judged on originality, function, performance and the teams' ability to articulate what their app does.

Former UH engineering student Governor David Ige will serve on the judge's panel. Ige earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a master of business administration degree in decisions sciences from UH Manoa.

On Friday, February 13, participants will network, pitch ideas, form teams and start working to complete their mobile app.

On Saturday, February 14, teams continue their work to complete their mobile app.

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