Third Annual Hacktober

The promise of XR technology to change our lives for the better is everywhere, but what does that change look like in a retail setting? Join T-Mobile in the UTD Maker's space for the 3rd Annual Hacktober on October 26-27, 2019.

This year, we challenge student teams to innovate on how to apply xR technology to the Metro by T-Mobile brand in retail, care, and beyond. Using physical gear like headsets, phones, and cameras provided by thesponsors Microsoft and Samsung, you'll have 24 hours to design and execute a solution incorporating augmented and/or virtual reality in some meaningful way.

Choose from one of the use cases provided or come with your own problem to solve. No matter what, your solution should bring positive impact to the customer's experience whether browsing, buying, or receiving support!

(1) Virtual Gamification for Brand Engagement
(2) In-Store Experience for Product Exploration
(3) Retail's Choice (TBD)
(4) Team's Choice

WHEN

Sat, Oct 26, 2019, 9:00 AM - Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:00 PM CT

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WHERE

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

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PRIZES

Over $9000 in total prizes

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CO-SPONSORS OF HACKTOBER

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • October 26th
    • 9:00 am - Doors open, check-in & registration. Breakfast will be served.
    • 10:00 am - 10:30 am Opening Ceremony
    • 10:30 am - Hacking Begins!
    • 10:45 am - 11:15 am Team Building Workshop
    • 11:15 am - 11:45 am Ideation Session
    • 12:30 pm - Lunch.
    • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm Scavenger Hunt
    • 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop: TBD
    • 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Workshop: TBD
    • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Fruit Ninja VR Competition
    • 4:45 pm - 5:30 pm Workshop: TBD
    • 6:30 pm - Dinner.
    • 8:00 pm - 8.45 pm Costume Contest.
    • 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm - Pumpkin Decorating Session.
    • 10:30 pm - Late night Snack (Spooky Boba).
    • Continue to hack all the way or snooze for a bit!
  • October 27th
    • 12:00 am - 1:00 am Bob Ross Spooky Paint Party
    • Hacking Continues
    • 2:00 am - 7:00 am Quiet Hours
    • 3:00 am - 4:00 am The Witching Hour - Late Night Snack 2
    • 7:30 am - Breakfast
    • 9:30 am Submission Due
    • 9:30 am - 10.00 am Pitch Workshop
    • 10:15 am - 10.45 am Judges Briefing
    • 10:45 am Hacking Ends
    • 11:00 am - 12.15 pm Demo your Projects (Expo)
    • 12:00 pm - Lunch
    • 12:45 pm - 1.15 pm Final Pitch Briefing (Finalists).
    • 2:00 pm - Closing ceremony and Awards.
    • 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 phones for each team member.

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.
  • VR Equipment for you to develop with.
  • Workshops to learn more about AR/VR - Stay-tuned for specifics!
  • Mentors from T-Mobile and UT Dallas to keep you pointed in the right direction.

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, vr expert, analytics guru, designer or an individual who focuses on products, you’re invited. Bring your passion for AR, XR, and technology!

LAST YEARS HIGHLIGHTS

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.

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UT Dallas Makerspace
3000 Waterview Pkwy
Richardson, TX 75080