AT&T 5G Sports Hackathon Resources
The day has arrived – the AT&T 5G Hacakthon. We are delighted you have decided to join us for the high school division of the competition. This page contains all the information and resources you need to make this a successful event for you and your team.
Intersection of Sports and Technology
- Technology, personalization and the future of fan engagement
- How Technology Is Reinventing the Sports Fan Experience - 2020 NAB Show
- How Live Sports Engagement Technology Improves Fan Experience
- How emerging technology will evolve the fan experience in sport
- How Graphic Displays Elevate the Fan Experience in Stadiums and Sports Fields
- 10 awesome ways to raise stadium fan experience and engagement in the future
Challonge, a Logitech Company, is a competition management technology that helps organizers streamline registration, progression and record keeping. Challonge offers more that 25 competition types as both a web-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform and as an API that can be integrated into websites, games, bots andother software applications.
The Challonge API expands tournament creation and control to the programmatic level. You can create tournaments on the fly and report scores directly from your application. This allows you to define score reporting permissions that fit your user model, and provide a more seamless tournament experience for your users.
You can view documentation on the Challonge API here.
- Driving fan engagement to new heights
- Achieving the Competitive Advantage in the Sports Industry
- Feature Story: In the Era of Empty US Open Seats, IBM and AI Can Help Fans Stay Engaged
- How IBM is bringing sports to life through new technologies, during the pandemic
- Adapt to win in the sports industry with the help of IBM
- FirstNet Keeps Public Safety Connected for Every Eventuality
- IoT in Emerging Public Safety Technology
- Special Events Management | Safety & Security Operations Solution
The FirstNet API catalog can be viewed here.
Being accessible in sport can mean: physical access to premises and facilities; or considering aspects of universal design to allow everyone to participate in whatever way they desire. It can also mean teams providing a welcoming, supporting environment where everyone feels comfortable and can fit in.
- Disabled access: Third of disabled sports fans feel unable to attend live events
- Level Playing Field | Positive experiences for disabled sports fans
Software Design & Development Tools
One of the most important concepts of a hackathon is to create the most complete prototype that you are able to do within the allotted time. The following tools will help you build that prototype, regardless of your technical capabilities.
Block Based Tools
The following tools allow users to use coding instruction “blocks” to create simple apps.
The following tools let you create a mobile app without writing a single line of code. Unlike the block based tools, you build mobile apps by dragging and dropping the UI elements on the screen.
Hackathon Code of Conduct
All participants in the High School division are required to record their final pitch; there will be no live presentations.
Though you are not required to use it, we have prepared a suggested outline for your final presentation; you can access it via the download button below.
Just a few things to keep in mind as you build your presentation:
- Remember that everyone at the hackathon – both high school students and older participants – are building solutions for the same problem(s). Be sure to be clear on what differentiates your solution.
- Not every team member has to speak during the presentation. Your presentation will go more smoothly the fewer the presenters.
- Skip unnecessary screens during your demo. The sign-up/login screens should only be demoed if they are unique. Including this in your demo will waste valuable pitch time and is boring to watch!
- Practice your pitch at least three times – all the way through – before recording your presentation.
A team of industry professionals will be judging your submissions. They have a very specific set of elements they will be looking for. To ensure you hit all pieces, download the judging rubric and compare it to your presentation / demonstration.
What’s up for grabs? There will be over $20K in gift cards and scholarships for high school winning teams! The grand prize, overall winning high school team will win $5K in gift cards and $10K in scholarships to Ivy Tech!
1st Place Team – $5,000 in gift cards + $10,000 in Ivy Tech Scholarships
2nd Place Team – $2,500 in gift cards
Best Design – $1,000 in gift cards
Most Innovative Idea – $1,000 in gift cards
Most Complete Feature Set – $1,000 in gift cards
Best Presentation / Storytelling – $1,000 in gift cards
Best Teamwork – $1,000 in gift cards
Most Perseverance – $1,000 in gift cards
Best use of 5G – $250 in gift cards
Best use of Challonge – $250 in gift cards
Best use of IBM – $250 in gift cards
Best use of FirstNet – $250 in gift cards
Best Accessibility – $250 in gift cards