Calling All Students and Families: Help Create the Next Big Thing in Sports and Entertainment
The Farm and the BridgeCommunity are looking for the next big breakthrough in sports and entertainment. Participants can build something new with their family, test cutting-edge technology like VR helmets and coding kits, and — importantly — win cool prizes at the Sports, Arena & Entertainment Community Hackathon at SunTrust Stadium on Feb 17th.
Who can participate?
Atlanta high school and university students and their families are invited to attend this day-long, idea challenge. All ages are welcome.
Why sports and entertainment?
Sports and entertainment are booming in Atlanta. TV networks and film studios created $9.5 billion in economic impact in 2017 in Georgia, new stadiums are popping up all over town, and our professional sports teams have a fanatic fan base. Bring innovative ideas on new ways to improve fan experiences, make arenas more interactive, and rethink how we interact with entertainment.
What’s in it for you?
- Prize bundles of tech goodies for the top teams
- Build cool stuff with the local development and design community
- All food and drink will be provided
- Keep all intellectual property of what you bring or build
- 9:00 AM – Doors open and breakfast served
- 9:30 – Welcome – Understanding the business challenge/theme
- 10:00 – Pitches – Captains of pre-formed teams give 30-second pitch and there will be a quick workshop for any solo attendees looking for teams
- 10:30 – Hacking begins
- 12:00 PM – Lunch served
- 5:00 – 3 minute demos + Q&A
- 6:00 – Judges deliberate and dinner served
- 6:30 – Winners announced and prizes awarded
- 7:00 – End
Anyone can participate — individuals, teams and organizations. There are no limits on team size. Elementary and middle school students must be accompanied by an adult and all minors must turn in a signed photo release and guardian permission form before the start of the event. View full rules here.
Your solution could be a new piece of technology, software, a better process, or some combination — there are virtually no rules! You must be willing to demo to the judges at the conclusion of the event.