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Report from the Mobile App Hackathon

The Mobile App Hackathon was the first of many hackathons that I’m certain to attend. I didn’t know what to expect, never having been to an event like this before. I’ve been to the academic equivalent (yep, I was a contestant in the ACM Programming Competition), but these relatively free-form hack-fests were a bit of a mystery!

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This hackathon was centered around building innovative mobile applications, and it was backed by some big names in the business with AT&T, Apigee, PhoneGap, Sencha, F5 and ReadWriteWeb sponsoring. The hackathon’s landing page encouraged developers and designers of all backgrounds and experience to come together to build something awesome. Turns out, tons of people were interested, and tickets sold out a week in advance!

An Bui (@anwith1n) and I got to F5’s HQ a little after 7am to pitch in…