At around noon, developers that wanted extra help and developers that wanted a project to work on milled around in the middle of the room, forming groups for the afternoon hack session. The four of us already had our own ideas so we just began hacking right away. Representatives from the companies that presented in the morning milled around, helping developers with problems using their libraries. Elijah and Andrew worked on College Divestment. The link to the website version of their app is here. I used Sencha and Phonegap to work on an app that I haven’t quite finished yet. Hopefully I’ll finish within the next couple weeks. I’ll post here when I finish.
At 6:30, different groups of developers presented their apps to the rest of the group. There were a couple that were interesting, some were boring. Amazon gave $25 gift cards to the developers of the top apps. Andrew and Elijah made it into the top 6! Another winner made an app that blinks green, white and black to attract taxi drivers at night. Congrats to all the winners!
All in all, the mobile hackathon was super fun. We hung out, wrote code, had free food, a free t-shirt, learned new APIs and SDKs. It was also pretty nice to get in-person help with the developers of those libraries. I hope they put on more events.