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AT&T 5G Sports Hackathon

October 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - October 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

A 48-hour Hackathon to challenge talented devs, designers, and creators to build cutting-edge solutions that can transform sports.

About this event

This hackathon includes a contest for students and those under the age of 18. Please be sure to register anyone interest in that portion of the event here: https://bit.ly/5gsportshackathonNextech

Do you have an idea for an app that can highlight how 5G will disrupt the way we experience, consume, track or engage with sports? Do you want to be one of the first to code and test solutions for a 5G network?

Then join us on October 22-24th for a very special 5G themed Sports Hackathon produced by the AT&T Developer Program. This event will bring together developers, designers, and creators to hack innovative and disruptive 5G mobile solutions for Sports. You bring the innovative ideas and designs and we’ll bring the tech to help you transform them into apps in just one weekend.

What is an 5G hackathon? 5G mobile networks will open the door to new experiences that will change how we live, work, and play. Faster network speeds and near real time latency will enable new compelling experiences. For this event AT&T invites developers, designers, and creators to imagine and create those experiences by coding mobile solutions that highlight the benefits of a 5G network. Developers will be challenged to build solutions that demonstrate the impact of the high bandwidth and/or low latency of a 5G network.

You Bring…

Your laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team-focused mindset and/or team-up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/Google+ with #5GSportsHack. Whether you are a developer, designer, project manager, or just interested in tech, you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your skills are needed!

We Supply…

An indoor 5G test environment, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. We will have technical mentors to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools. We will also have loaner hardware on-site for you to use in your solutions.

This event will feature over $100,000 in prizes (All prizes are awarded to the team unless otherwise noted):

  • Grand Prize for best overall application – $25,000
  • First place fore best app in category:
    • Fan Engagement – $10,000
    • Wearables & IoT -$10,000
    • Venue Health, Safety, and Security – $10,000
  • Over $18,000 up for grabs for high school student participants (please use https://bit.ly/5gsportshackathonNextech to register for that portion of the contest)
  • Additional prizes details TBA!


October 22, 23 & 24, 2021

Friday, October 22

  • 3:00PM – Registration Opens (HRC, Lobby)
  • 3:30PM – Early Bird Tech Workshop: IBM (HRC, Room 154)
  • 4:30PM – Early Bird Tech Workshop: FirstNet (HRC, Room 154)
  • 5:00PM – Early Bird Tech Workshop: Challonge (HRC, Room 154)
  • 5:00PM – Reception, Food & Beverage (HRC, Gymnasium)
  • 6:00PM – Opening Program (HRC, Gymnasium)
  • 7:00PM – Team Formation/Networking/Hacking Begins! (HRC, Gymnasium)
  • 7:30PM – Tech Workshop: IBM (HRC, Room 154)
  • 8:30PM – Tech Workshop: FirstNet (HRC, Room 154)
  • 9:00PM – Tech Workshop: Challonge (HRC, Room 154)
  • ALL NIGHT – Hackathon venue will remain open overnight (HRC, Gymnasium)

Saturday, October 23

  • 9:00AM – Breakfast is served (HRC, Lobby)
  • 1:00PM – Lunch is served (HRC, Lobby)
  • 2:00PM – Team Registration is Due (All Teams)
  • 3:30PM – High School Team Presentations (HRC, Gymnasium)
  • 5:00PM – Judges Confer (HRC, Room 154)
  • 5:30PM – High School Awards (HRC, Gymnasium)
  • 6:00PM – Dinner is served (HRC, Lobby)
  • ALL NIGHT – Hackathon venue will remain open overnight (HRC, Gymnasium)

Sunday, October 24

  • 9:00AM – Breakfast is served (HRC, Lobby)
  • 1:00PM – Lunch is served (HRC, Lobby)
  • 1:30PM – First Round Judging (HRC, Gymnasium)
  • 3:00PM – Finalists Notified & CODE FREEZE
  • 3:30PM – Finalist Presentations (HRC, Gymnasium)
  • 5:00PM – Awards and Final Comments (HRC, Gymnasium)



**Current COVID-19 restrictions on campus require all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a face covering while indoors at the event. Check back for future policy updates.

**Opening program and all evening tech workshops will be live streamed courtesy of the Indiana 5G Zone and Butler University’s College of Communication. Space will be made available in the venue or on campus for teams that prefer a separate work space throughout the event. All presentations are expected to be made in person, on stage, and at the designated time.


October 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
October 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
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Butler University – Health & Recreation Complex
530 W. 49th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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