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The AT&T SHAPE Hackathon will bring together developers, designers and creators to hack innovative entertainment solutions. Teams will be challenged to use cutting-edge technologies to disrupt the way people consume, experience, and create content. Whether you are interested in virtual reality (VR), augumented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), second screen technology, video streaming, or other entertainment-related technologies, this event is for you!

Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9

Coding and First Round Judging

Saturday, July 15

Final Pitches and Winner Selected

Location: Cross Campus DTLA, 800 Wilshire Blvd. 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017 - Map

Shape Hackathon Overview
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BEST OVERALL APP

1ST PLACE


$20,000

2ND PLACE


$10,000

3RD PLACE


$5,000

SPONSOR CHALLENGES

KICKER CONTESTS

BEST USE OF 2ND SCREEN TECHNOLOGY

1st Place - $2,500

For this contest, we are challenging developers to enhance the entertainment experience through the use of a mobile device or 2nd screen technology. Your solution may be as simple as a companion app for your favorite content or to leverage IOT or VR/AR to create unique experiences.

BEST NEXT GENERATION ADVERTISING SOLUTION

1st Place - $2,500

For this contest, we are challenging developers to think of innovative approaches to advertising through the use of AI, VR/AR, Video Content or other methods. Your goal is to change the way that people consume and/or interact with advertisements.

BEST USE OF OCULUS RIFT

1st Place - Three (3) Oculus Rifts with Hand Controllers

For this contest, we are challenging developers to create a compelling entertainment experience using the Oculus Rift. Please note that there is a very limited supply of loaner equipment available for this contest and that teams must supply their own PC.

Revisit this page for a full list of kicker contests and partner technologies you can use at the SHAPE Hackathon.

SPONSOR KICKER CONTESTS

Revisit this page for a full list of kicker contests and partner technologies you can use at the SHAPE Hackathon.

JUDGING CRITERIA

1st Round

All apps undergo an initial screening where judges evaluate your solution based on the criteria to the right.

 

2nd Round

On Sunday, the top ten teams get the chance to pitch their apps onstage as our panel of expert judges evaluates them.

 

Final Round*

The top 3 teams will be invited to join us to present their application on Saturday, July 15th as one of the exhibits at the AT&T SHAPE TECH & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO. The overall winner will then be determined by a combination of conference guest voting and a panel of expert judges.

*The top three (3) teams are required to attend AT&T SHAPE on July 15 in to present their solution and participate in the final round of judging.

Ability to clearly articulate what your app does

Originality of your idea

Difficulty of technical implementation

Use of sponsored technology

Design and polish of the app