With all the workshops taking place, it might get a little bewildering deciding which technologies to use.  To help you with your decision, we’ve got a handful of contests designed to help you get the most out of your hacking experience.

AT&T will be awarding $5,000 in cash plus up to five mobile devices for the team that develops a mobile app using AT&T Cloud Architect (free trial promo code to be provided)
CityGrid will be awarding $5K to the winning team that can bring our local content and monetization platform to life.  Apps built on the platform during the official hackday will be judged based on the following criteria:
  • inventive use of the APIs
  • overall product concept
  • overall product delivery
Mashery will be offering a Red JAMBOX – bluetooth speaker and speakerphone for best hack built using any API(s) listed on their API Explorer (
Microsoft will run a raffle for giving out 20 Lumia 800s. Anyone who demos a prototype on the Windows Phone is eligible. Additionally, they will have 1 grand prize of a Nokia Lumia 800 + Xbox 360 250GB + Kinect bundle + Windows Phone app hub token for the most innovative use of Windows Phone platform.
Mobli will be giving the top implementation of their API a $10,000 cash prize on the spot!
TokBox will be offering up an iPad 3 for best use of OpenTok.  More details on the API at:
Twilio is giving away an AR Drone quadricopter for the best use of the Twilio API. Winning team members will also receive a swag pack including Twilio track jackets, credit, t-shirts and stickers.
The EchoNest will be offering two iPad 3s for the best two uses of The Echo Nest and a patented Echo Nest Sweatsedo for the 3rd place. will be awarding 1,000 $1 bills and a $250 JetBlue gift card to help fly your team out for A-list VC meetings…orrr just to take your winnings on the road to Vegas.
metaLayer is sponsoring an AppleTV for the best use of their image API and an Amazon Kindle for the best use of their text API.