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AT&T held its 1st ever hackathon for veterans this weekend. AT&T had over 50 developers build apps aimed at improving the lives of the nation’s veterans and their families.Within 24 hours, the participants conceived and developed seven mobile apps.

The top overall apps were:

 

  • Local Hero – 1st Place – Helps veterans re-integrate in their community by matching their skills local needs
  • Talk to a Veteran – 2nd Place – Connects civilians who are thinking about joining the military with veterans
  • Say Thanks – 3rd Place – Allows civilians to say “thank you” via text, photos and videos to military personnel and veterans for their service.

I think this a great thing AT&T is doing having apps developed for veterans & their families to  help improve the quality of their lives.

You can see full press release below can.

AT&T HACKATHON RALLIES DEVELOPERS TO CREATE APPS FOR THE VETERAN COMMUNITY

 

Winning app helps veterans acclimate to civilian life

 

NEW YORK, July 22, 2013 — Holding its first-ever hackathon for veterans this weekend, AT&T* merged the innovative potential of technology with the creative brain power of more than 50 developers to build apps aimed at improving the lives of the nation’s veterans and their families. Within 24 hours, the participants conceived and developed seven mobile apps.

 

The top overall apps were:

 

  • Local Hero – 1st Place – Helps veterans re-integrate in their community by matching their skills local needs
  • Talk to a Veteran – 2nd Place – Connects civilians who are thinking about joining the military with veterans
  • Say Thanks – 3rd Place – Allows civilians to say “thank you” via text, photos and videos to military personnel and veterans for their service

 

“AT&T has always been an enormous supporter of our nation’s veterans, so utilizing our hackathon program to develop mobile solutions that have the potential to improve the quality of life for veterans and their families seemed like a perfect fit,” said Chris Norton, senior program manager, military talent attraction, AT&T. “And after seeing the talent that came out this weekend and the ideas that were brought to life, it didn’t just seem like a perfect fit – it was a perfect fit.”

 

AT&T has been dedicated to supporting military personnel, veterans and their families for nearly 100 years, and the veteran-themed mobile app hackathon is its latest innovative approach to fulfilling this commitment.

 

“Transitioning from active duty to civilian life is extremely difficult, but by tapping into the capabilities of technology, we can make this transition easier on our veterans and theirfamilies,” said Derek Blumke, Air Force OEF Veteran, co-founder of Student Veterans of America, and executive vice president of Hirepurpose. “The veteran community is lagging behind the mobile app and technology revolution, so it’s really refreshing to see events like the AT&T hackathon help drive these opportunities for us to engage with technology and proactively build solutions that address the challenges we face as we re-integrate into daily life.”

 

The AT&T Developer Program, born from the company’s commitment to innovation and third-party development, is the longest running carrier developer program and the one rated best byEvans Data Corporation for the past seven years.

 

For more information about the AT&T Developer program and AT&T Mobile App Hackathons, visit http://developer.att.com/hackathon. For more information on veteran career opportunities with AT&T, visit http://att.jobs/military.

 

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