It started with an email from an AT&T Dallas Hackathon organizer inviting DPRG to participate in their November event. A group of DPRG members quickly joined together to form a team. The Hackathon lasted an evening (Nov 18th) and a day (Nov 19th), with the option to work through the night. The team developed their project idea fairly quickly, but then wasted the first evening chasing false paths of hardware choices and software packages. The next day with clearer minds, they were able to develop a prototype that they presented at the end of the event.
The attending crowd and judges received the presented prototype with interest and enthusiasm. A little later the team found that they had won the Mechatronics prize of $2500 and become semifinalists for the AT&T Invitational at their annual Developer Conference in January. The team is busily developing their idea and preparing a video for submission to this next tier of competition. Wish them luck!
DPRG AT&T Hackathon Team
A good article about the AT&T Hackathon event including the DPRG team was written by David Moore of dallasinnovates.com .
The link is Dallas Hackathon Highlights Local Coders’ Creativity, Problem-Solving Skills .