Business Council member AT&T, along with University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Fredonia, Z80 Labs, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and Hack Upstate have announced the “AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge,” a “virtual hackathon” in which developers are encouraged to “solve local” by building smartphone apps that serve Western New Yorkers. Winners will receive cash prizes totaling $18,000.
The challenge will run until Nov. 10. Coders, designers and technologists can register for the challenge and get more information at atat attwny.hackupstate.com.
The “AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge” encourages innovative thinkers, designers, artists, developers and entrepreneurs to create intuitive and novel mobile apps that address and provide solutions for social and civic issues in the Western New York region. AT&T is also sponsoring a Civic App Challenge in Central New York.