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AT&T Mobile App Hackathon is coming back to Miami

Opening night at the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon at the Univerity of Miami Life Science & Technology Park in August. #Backinhack is coming back. The photo is by The Miami Herald's Al Diaz. 

The AT&T Mobile App Hackathon that broke all local attendance records last summer is back, says Milana Kuznetsova, of ESENEM, the local tech startup that is once again AT&T’s local partner for the contest. The hackathon will be Dec. 14-15.

Kuznetsova says the focus this time will be on user experience, with speakers including Mike Cuesta from CareCloud sharing their wisdom. Microsoft and Blackberry will be participating in the event, too. “Graphic designers are strongly encouraged to attend,” Kuznetsova says.

Another highlight: More than $10K in cash and prizes will be offered.

Like the last hackathon, the venue will be the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park at 1951 NW 7th Ave. RightSpace2Meet donated its new, modern co-working space inside to use for the free event. The Hackathon will be shorter this time -- starting Friday night at 6 p.m. and ending Saturday at 10 p.m. -- and the hackathon folks will supply plenty of free food and Red Bull to keep the hackers pumped up.

“We are bringing Sphero back since everyone had a ball with them at the last hackathon -- pun intended,” Kuznetsova says.

More than 100 people have already signed up. For more information and to register, go here: http://mobileappmia2.eventbrite.com/#m_1_100