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Tricia Whitlock

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About this event

Join The Farm and the BridgeCommunity commercialization program to dream up the next big breakthrough in sports and entertainment! Build something new with your family, hack on cutting-edge technology and win cool prizes at the Sports, Arena & Entertainment Community Hackathon at SunTrust Stadium on Feb 17th.

Who Should Participate? Atlanta high school and university students and their families are invited to attend this day-long, idea challenge. We’ll have hardware for you to test and play with - from VR headsets and arduino boards - to coding kits for younger participants. All-ages are welcome to take part.

What Will be Worked On? Sports and entertainment are booming in Atlanta. TV networks, Hollywood studios and more created $9.5 billion in state economic impact in 2017, new stadiums are popping up all over town, and our professional sports teams have a fanatic fan base. Bring your ideas into the mix and hack on new ways to improve fan experiences, make arenas more interactive and rethink how we interact with entertainment channels.

Techie prizes for:
Most innovative idea People’s Choice Best Design Outstanding Youth Outstanding Family Best Pitch

Prizes

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Schedule

  • Saturday
  • 9:00 AM - Doors Open 9:30 AM - Welcome 10:00 AM - Pitches 10:30 - Hacking Begins 12:00 PM - Lunch 5:00 PM - Final Presentations 6:00 PM - Dinner during Deliberation 6:30 PM - Prizes Awarded and Wrap-Up

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Rules

Eligibility: Anyone can participate - individuals, teams and organizations. There are no limits on team size. Requirements: Must be a sports, athletics or entertainment project in nature An...

Eligibility: Anyone can participate - individuals, teams and organizations. There are no limits on team size.

Requirements:

Must be a sports, athletics or entertainment project in nature Any type of project is welcomed - hardware, software, a new product, a new service, etc Rights & Display: You keep any and all intellectual property you bring or build for this challenge. We only ask that winners allow us to use their names in marketing and press about the event.

Prizes & Winner Selection: Winners will be picked by a panel of judges and prize bundles will be awarded at their discretion.

Resources: Participants are expected to bring their own computers, software and development environments.

New vs. Existing: Both brand new and existing projects are eligible.

Multiple Submissions: Contestants can submit more than one project.

Code of Conduct: We promise to create a safe environment for you. We address every code of conduct violation regardless of severity (severity, after all, is subjective) and we do so in a respectful way to all parties using a transparent process. Please read our Code of Conduct here: https://hackcodeofconduct.org/551-sports_arena_entertainment_community_hackathon