T-Mobile in partnership with Amazon and Moonraft is hosting Hacktober, a Cloud+Commerce hackathon at UT Dallas Makerspace October 21-22, 2017. We invite fresh and seasoned developers alike to join us to revolutionize the mobile customer experience and mingle with our technologists, product folks and talent scouts.

Modern consumers are savvy and want to make purchases 24/7, wherever they are located and through various channels. They are demanding more of companies for their shopping experience!

Use your smarts, creativity and innovation to come up with an e-commerce demo or app using AWS public cloud and open source technologies. Note: you can use any AWS service except no EC2!

T-Mobile will also make available its own open source Jazz Serverless platform and test versions of our e-commerce APIs, so you can optionally integrate actual T-Mobile products! Use of these services is not required.

WHEN

Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 9:00 AM - Sun Oct 22, 2017, 2:00 PM CT

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WHERE

UT Dallas Makerspace, 3000 Waterview Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75080

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PRIZES

Up to a $4,000 grand prize and more!

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EVENT SCHEDULE

  • October 21st
    • 9:00 am - Doors open, check-in & registration. Breakfast: Einstein Bagels provided by Amazon.
    • 10:00 am to 10:30 am - Kickoff.
    • 11:00 am - Hacking begins.
    • 12:30 pm - Lunch: Café Izmir.
    • 6:00 pm - Dinner and sponsor T-Mobile will talk cloud & agile development.
    • 10:00 pm - Sponsor Moonraft will talk design.
    • 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm - Boba tea break!
    • Midnight - Costume contest and prizes!
    • Midnight snack, drinks, Thriller Stretch & giveaway!
    • Continue to hack all the way or snooze for a bit!
  • October 22nd
    • 8:00 am - Breakfast: Taco Cabana.
    • Hacking continues.
    • 11:30 am - Lunch: Banh Mi #1, provided by Moonraft.
    • 12:00 pm - Final 7 teams announced.
    • 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm - Finals team present.
    • 2:00 pm - Announcement.
    • Wrap up.
Breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner provided.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN!

Bragging rights and a reward for your wicked cool solutions! We have the following awesome prizes.

1st Place

$4,000 for the team to split and each person on winning team will receive an iPhone 8.

2nd Place

$2,000 for the team to split and share.

3rd Place

$1,000 for the team to split and share.

WE PROVIDE

  • Food to keep you going and caffeine to keep you awake.
  • Free access to AWS (will be available the day of the hackathon). If you want to play with AWS beforehand, sign up for a free tier account.
  • Docs, samples and access to T-Mobile’s Jazz Serverless platform and Digital Commerce APIs.
  • Stay-tuned for schedule of pre-hackathon workshops on cloud, Jazz, commerce APIs and Terms and Conditions.
  • Mentors from T-Mobile, AWS, Moonraft and UT Dallas to keep you pointed in the right direction.
  • Docs, samples and workshop schedules will be available here. Check back soon!

BRING IT

  • Your laptop, skills and ideas.
  • Collaborative, team-focused mindset and a hunger for hacking.
  • Every group needs a good balance of talent, and your diverse skills are needed.
  • COSTUME *if you want to participate in the contest!
  • Great attitude, sense of humor and fun!
Whether you are a back-end person, full-stack developer, analytics guru, designer or an individual who focuses on products, you’re invited. Bring your passion for cloud and commerce!

JUDGES

DK Ray

DK Ray

Sr Director, eCommerce & Digital Marketing

T-Mobile USA, Inc.

As Sr Director for T-Mobile's eCommerce and Digital Marketing group, DK is responsible for generating demand and creating awesome customer experiences. To do this, his team uses a data-driven approach that leverages conversion testing, personalization, big data and digital analytics.

DK is an industry leader with more than 15 years of experience in digital marketing and ecommerce.

Prior to T-Mobile, DK was the VP of eCommerce at Getty Images, where he was responsible for transforming a $300M business into a $400M one in a single year.

Omer Ansari

Omer Ansari

Director, Digital Platform Delivery

T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Omer Ansari is Director, Application Architecture at T-mobile where he is responsible for the digital transformation framework of T-Mobile Applications from legacy patterns towards micro-services, utilizing Continuous Delivery, Data Analytics, to improve software delivery velocity and code quality for major revenue generation applications within T-mobile. He is also responsible for providing infrastructure environments for software development and his team is current evolving this infrastructure from legacy VM-based architectures to utilize next generation solutions like containers and PaaS cloud foundry solutions.

Nicholas Criss

Nicholas Criss

Manager, Cloud Strategy & Transformation

T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Nicholas is Manager of the Platform Services & Security team for T-Mobile's Cloud Center of Excellence. He's also on T-Mobile's Open Source Working Group.

He's been developing software for 20+ years and is passionate about building things.

Before starting at T-Mobile, he was involved in several startups, including 13 years as Director of Engineering for iHost Networks, a Seattle ecommerce and web hosting company.

Sreekumar

Sreekumar Paramu

CEO, Co-Founder

Moonraft Innovation Labs Inc, USA

Sreekumar Paramu (Sree) is the Co-founder and CEO of Moonraft, USA - a leading Design and Innovation Company based out of Seattle. Sree has been in the design industry for over 20 years, being part of an exciting journey at the intersection of Design, Art and Technology since 1997. Sree's focus has been to use Design as a tool to enhance the relevance and usefulness of digital solutions. Sree grew up in Kochi, a small port town in southern India, holds a Masters in Industrial Design from National Institute of Design (NID) and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the Mahatma Gandhi University, in India.

Rainya Mosher

Rainya Mosher

Senior Manager, Digital Platform Delivery

T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Rainya Mosher is a senior manager in T-Mobile's Digital Platform Delivery with a passion for product development and operational excellence. She was an active member of the open source cloud platform Openstack for five years and puts insights gained from open source at cloud scale to work enabling digital software delivery within T-Mobile's enterprise IT.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

T-MOBILE HACKATHON – TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Sponsored by T-Mobile US, Inc. (“T-Mobile”)

Eligibility. The Hackathon is open to individuals who are invited by T-Mobile to participate in the Hackathon. Employees, family members of employees, contractors, or other affiliates of T-Mobile are not eligible to participate in the Hackathon. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, the relatives of T-Mobile employees, contractors, or other affiliates may participate at T-Mobile’s discretion; provided, however, that relatives of T-Mobile employees, contractors, or other affiliates will not be eligible to win prizes or awards. Participation in the Hackathon constitutes Participant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). The term “you” refers to you, and may be used interchangeably with, the “Participant”.

Your Participation. You must make your own travel and accommodation arrangements and cover all associated costs and expenses. T-Mobile is not responsible for, and will not assist in resolving, any disputes between you and other Hackathon Participants. You must make your own travel and accommodation arrangements and cover all associated costs and expenses.

Your Devices. During the Hackathon, you will use your own devices, including mobile devices, tablets, and laptops, you assume all risk associated with the use of your devices, and T-Mobile’s shall have no liability for damage to your devices.

No Employment. You are not an employee of T-Mobile and participation in the Hackathon does not and will entitle you to a job with T-Mobile.

Prizes, Awards, and Scoring Criteria. The prizes for the Hackathon shall be selected at the sole discretion of T-Mobile and awarded to participants by T-Mobile in its sole discretion. All decisions of T-Mobile relating to Prizes, Awards, and Scoring Criteria are deemed final and binding.

Indemnity. You agree to release, indemnify, defend and hold T-Mobile, its affiliates, subsidiaries, parents, directors, officers, employees, sponsors and agents, including advertising and promotion agencies, and assigns, and any other organizations related to the Hackathon, harmless, from any and all claims, injuries, damages, expenses or losses to person or property and/or liabilities of any nature that in any way arise from participation in the Hackathon or acceptance or use of a prize or parts thereof, including without limitation (i) any condition caused by events beyond T-Mobile’s control that may cause the Hackathon to be disrupted or corrupted; (ii) any claim than a Participant’s entry infringes third party intellectual property or proprietary rights; (iii) any disputes among Participant team members, (iv) any injuries, losses, or damages (compensatory, direct, incidental, consequential or otherwise) of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the prize, or acceptance, possession, or use of the prize, or from participation in the Hackathon; (v) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Hackathon; technical errors that may impair your ability to participate in the Hackathon; or (vi) errors in the administration of the Hackathon.

DISCLAIMER. IN NO EVENT WILL T-MOBILE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF USE, DATA, BUSINESS, PROPERTY OR PROFITS) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE HACKATHON, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT T-MOBILE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

General. The Hackathon is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The Hackathon is offered by T-Mobile, which is not responsible for (i) late, lost, damaged, incomplete, or misdirected Hackathon entries, responses, or other correspondence, whether by e-mail or postal mail or otherwise; (ii) theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alterations of Entries; or (iii) phone, electrical, network, computer, hardware, software program or transmission malfunctions, failures or difficulties. All intellectual property associated with a Participant entry will remain property of the Participants(s) authoring the same. T-Mobile reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Hackathon in whole or in part, in the event of fraud, technical or other difficulties or if the integrity of the Hackathon is compromised, without liability to the Participants. T-Mobile reserves the right to disqualify any Participant, as determined by T-Mobile, in its sole discretion. These Terms are governed by the law of the State of Washington, without reference to rules governing choice of laws. Any action, suit or case arising out of, or in connection with, this Hackathon or the Terms must be brought in either the federal or state courts located in the State of Washington, County of King, City of Seattle. T-Mobile’s failure to enforce any provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

T-Mobile Hacktober
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UT Dallas Makerspace
3000 Waterview Pkwy
Richardson, TX 75080

RESULTS

Thank you to all who participated! Below you will find the results of the Hackathon:
First Place - MagentaPay
Speeding up the in-store checkout experience by bridging the gap between e-commerce and in-store purchases.
Team: Eric Townsend, Shawn Scott, Andrew Telkamp
First Place Team
Second Place - Checkout AR
Uses AR to compare and buy phones, creating an at-home shopping experience
Team: Nhat Dao, Cameron Moreau, Thaddeus Madison
First Place Team
Third Place - FamSource
A family plan for friends & strangers​
Team: Brett Giacco , Nishit Sadhwani, Stefan Popov, Tushar Rakheja, Jayant Kumar
First Place Team