The "Invisible" Hackathon. Create an invisible app.

IMPORTANT:  You must RSVP via Eventbrite: link to RSVP

Overview:

"Invisible Apps" are apps that live in the background, anticipating our needs based on sensor and contextual data, and do things for us before we even have to ask. But for a long time these apps were very difficult and expensive to build. Sense360 is an SDK that makes it easy to build invisible apps that can detect location, activity, and context in the background (i.e. even when the app is closed and the phone is in your pocket).  At our "Invisible Hackathon", participants will work in groups to create the coolest "invisible apps" using the Sense360 SDK. 


Hackathon Details:

Note: we don't own your creation. It's all yours! 

Time: 10am August 8th - 10am on August 9th

Location: BizHaus - 4132 Del Rey Ave, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Perks:

Free food, Complementary overnight parking, Sense360 schwagg, Credits towards the Sense360 SDK, High Speed internet (brought to you by BizHaus!), Activities (i.e. basketball arcade, foosball, and more), Expert mentors

Prizes:

1) A week stay in San Diego at a beautiful 3 bedroom beachside condo (http://www.vrbo.com/503672

2) Lunch for you and a friend with Jason FingerMore!

3) One month of Open Desk space at BizHaus (includes 24/7 access + 4 hrs of conference room time) 

4) Entrance into General Assembly's Mobile Development Part-time Course (a $4,500 Value)

5) PhoneJoys (brought to you by Twilio)

6) An AppleTV (brought to you by Technical Connections)

7) $100 Amazon Gift Card (brought to you by 1st Century Bank) 

It'll be a great 24-hours of coding and registration is free!Feel free to check out our SDK here: http://sense360.com/docs.html

 

Rules:

Source code must be disclosed, Don't use existing code (hooking into any DB or existing API is fine), Don't be a jerk, App must be developed for iOS, Must utilize the Sense360 SDK

 

Official Hackathon Schedule:

 

Day 1

10:00AM - Kickoff event with breakfast, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.

10:45AM – Sense360 SDK Breakout Session (Optional)

11:15 AM – Workshop: Intro to Swift (brought to you by General Assembly)  

 

1:30PM – Lunch is served

7:00PM – Dinner is served

10:00PM – Arcade Basketball tournament (Optional) 

Day 2

12:00AM – Midnight Snack.

6:30AM – Breakfast is served to help get you through the final few hours.

8:45AM - Apps are submitted

9:00AM – App presentations

9:45AM – Closing ceremony



Past events:

Prior hackathon quick-pitches: 

http://vimeo.com/131504891

Other projects: ChallengePost

 

Quotes: 

 

"Everybody was available for questions, help, stress relief, and general good times!”  – Johnathan Aichler (June 20th, 2015 Los Angeles Hackathon)

 

"Integrating the Sense360 SDK and APIs was the easiest part of building FOMO, and the Sense360 team was there to quickly answer the few questions we had.  It was a great experience taking a vague concept and turning it into a usable product in just 24 hours. I’m looking forward to seeing how we can integrate the SDK into some of our client projects in the future."  – Ed Arenberg (June 20th, 2015 Los Angeles Hackathon)

 

“The Sense360 platform totally automated our apps core functions, taking it from a 'Maybe I’ll use it today.' to, 'Usability is so effortless, I can use it without thinking about it.'”  - Dan Carter (June 20th, 2015 Los Angeles Hackathon)



Education Partner:

 

Our amazing sponsors:

Twilio

 

 

View full rules

Eligibility

Participants: Individuals (over 18 years in age)

Requirements

Submission instructions will be provided on-site. Submit via ChallengePost

Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    We’re all about creating the extraordinary. Think outside the box and try something that’s never been done before. The Sense360 SDK allows you to create super-smart apps. Take advantage of it.
  • Technical Implementation
    Imagine that you have a million downloads. Make sure that your app will provide a smooth experience for your million+ fans. When you have a team of 10 engineers working on this app will they understand the code that you’ve written?
  • Invisibility
    How much can your app do in the background using the Sense360 SDK? The more you utilize S360 tech to create invisible functionality the better!
  • Presentation
    Everyone likes something pretty. Give us something that we like to look at.