Business Council members AT&T and Syracuse University have joined with CenterState CEO, SUNY-Oswego, Girls in Tech and Hack Upstate, to sponsor the AT&T Central New York Civic App Challenge, a two-month “virtual hackathon” in which developers are encouraged to “Solve Local” by building smartphone apps that serve Central New Yorkers. Winners will receive cash prizes totaling $18,000.
The challenge, which is being facilitated by Hack Upstate, was announced at the Tech Garden in downtown Syracuse and will run until Nov. 11. Coders, designers and technologists can register for the challenge and get more information at [http://attcny.hackupstate.com]. More information is also available on Twitter at #ATTCNY.
“AT&T’s commitment to technology innovation in Upstate New York grows out of our company’s multibillion dollar nationwide investment in the mobile communications network of the future,” said Marissa Shorenstein, New York president, AT&T. “By encouraging students and career technologists in Central New York to explore smart phone software development, we are spotlighting the enormous demand for developers and engineers needed to create the software that will drive our mobile economy.”
Please click here to view a video overview of the CNY Civic App Challenge.