There are just under two weeks until the November 13 deadline for individuals or teams in New Jersey to create and submit mobile apps for the AT&T Civic App Challenge-New Jersey.
This two-month virtual hackathon, which AT&T launched in September with the NJ Tech Council and several other organizations across the Garden State, offers New Jersey’s coders, students, artists, thinkers, makers and entrepreneurs the chance to develop mobile applications that meet a community need. As part of this challenge, special consideration will be given to apps that help military veterans and their families.
“We’re in the home stretch of the AT&T Civic App Challenge-New Jersey,” said J. Michael Schweder, president, AT&T Mid Atlantic. “This is a great opportunity for New Jersey’s best and brightest to put their skills, expertise and passion for helping others to work by developing a mobile app that helps make our communities stronger.”
Three regional winners each will receive $3,000, and the top app will receive an additional $10,000 plus the chance to work with a regional incubator. The winners will be announced at a special event at Rowan University on December 4, 2015.
The deadline for submitting apps is November 13, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.
A panel of judges will select one winner from each region of the state (North, Central and South). The three regions were identified based upon a NJ Department of Transportation map.
To make the challenge New Jersey-centric, the challenge is open only to individuals who are residents of New Jersey and/or postsecondary students currently enrolled in a New Jersey college or university listed on the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education website. For teams, at least 50 percent of the team members must be either current residents of New Jersey or attend one of the state’s colleges or universities. AT&T employees and their family members are not eligible.
Submitted apps will be judged on potential impact on New Jersey; execution; impact on military veterans and/or their families; and creativity/novelty.
Follow the challenge on Twitter at #NJAppChallenge. More information is available at http://attnj.njcivicapp.com/.