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Hackathon is Back!

Mobile App Hackathon is a 24 hour competition designed for attendees (technical & non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps, get fed, compete for prizes across different categories and most importantly: meet new people and scout for teammates to work on new or current projects. This hackathon will introduce you to the latest cutting edge tools to help deploy your own app with a website backend, fully hosted in the cloud.

We Supply: Quick presentations and code samples that help to bootstrap your hacking, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. Along with technical senseis to assist you in building faster, smarter, and with new tools.

You Bring: Your laptop, skills & ideas. Come with a collaborative, team focused mindset and/or team up in advance on Twitter/Facebook/Google+ via the #atthack hashtag. Whether you are a backend person, designer, entrepreneur, student, or just interested in tech; you are invited to attend this event. Every group needs a good balance of talent and your development skills are needed!

Haven't been to a hackathon before? Read this FAQ

Event Schedule

Day 1 - Friday, February 13th

6PM - Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
7PM - Speakers present (please see below for list)
8PM - Pitch ideas and form teams

Day 2 - Saturday, February 14th

10AM - The fun continues with breakfast served in the morning! Work with the teams from Day 1 to complete the app spec’d. Senseis will be available throughout the entire day to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 6PM.

1PM - Lunch is Served

6PM - Pencils down. Please sign up your teams to present via this link: http://bit.ly/hackprezreg.

Pitches start promptly at 6PM and are limited to three (3) minutes per team. No powerpoints unless you are only presenting an idea.


The following prizes are experiential and geared towards accelerating you towards a successful business as well as expanding your network and industry knowledge:

Best Overall Mobile App
1st Place - $5000 in gift cards for the team to split
Best Use of AT&T M2X APIs
1st Place - $500 in gift cards for the team to split

Best Use of TBD APIs
1st Place - $500 in gift cards for the team to split

Judging Criteria

Apps will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly.

33% Weight - Ability to clearly articulate what your app does
33% Weight - Originality of idea
33% Weight - Fulfills the function, performance, and security considerations of first responders.

Hackathon Legal - http://db.tt/kyPS9ojR

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Executive Women International (EWI) is a professional business organization that brings together key individuals from diverse businesses for the purpose of promoting member firms, enhancing personal and professional developments and encouraging community involvement. EWI has Chapters in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Executive Women International Honolulu Chapter is pleased to announce it is offering a total of $15,000 in scholarship assistance to adults residing on Oahu who are in transitional situations and are in need of financial aid to further their education in their career pursuit. These awards are made possible through the Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (ASIST) Program. Applications are now being accepted through March 31, 2015 (postmarked).

The criteria to be used to pre-screen the candidates are as follows:

· Financial need

· Socially, physically and economically disadvantaged adults

· Heads of households with small children

· Displaced homemakers

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

· Utilize personal assessment and/or re-entry programs available through colleges, community agencies, service groups, or career professionals

· Clearly define career goals and objectives

· Specify the educational requirements to attain above goals and objectives

The recipients may select the career path of choice, and any assistance received is an award, not requiring repayment. Awards will be distributed to educational providers by the Executive Women International Honolulu Chapter.

Please refer to our EWI Honolulu Chapter website: www.ewihonolulu.org to acquaint yourself with our organization. The deadline for submission of applications is March 31, 2015 (postmarked). This will allow time for the selection process and announcement of recipients in July.

This is an exciting program and we hope you will participate.


Wanda C. Sanchez

Wanda C. Sanchez


EWI - Honolulu Chapter

Member Firm – Bank of Hawaii
By: Lynn MacLaren, M.Ed., Academic Specialist

Welcome to the Spring Semester I still get excited when a new semester begins! When I was a

college student, I couldn’t wait to go to my new classes, see friends I knew, and find out what

kind of professors I’d be with for the semester. After regaining consciousness from the textbook

bill, I actually liked getting an early peek at the shoulder-damaging texts I’d be lugging around in

Early on in my college career, I learned there were choke distractions that could potentially lure

me from going to class. Like hanging out in the student lounge, sleeping in (a biggie for me), or

just planting myself in the cafeteria to talk story with my friends and check out guys.

Sometimes, the fact that it was either a Monday or a Friday constituted a good enough reason

I could give you my own brilliant insights as to why class attendance is critical to your college

success…instead I’m going to share some honest quotes by experienced college students

who’ve learned a thing or two about going (or not going) to class. Why? Because class

attendance REALLY, REALLY matters! And, I really like quotes…

“Sitting in a classroom is the easiest part of college and it cuts study time in half. Why make it

hard on yourself—GO! Senior, Journalism, University of Iowa

“I used to think the first couple of classes were a waste because everyone’s still dropping and

adding. WRONG! That’s when the instructor announces changes in the syllabus and when you

should decide whether to drop the class or change sections.” Junior, Business, University of

“Talk about horror stories…I had one of those classes where you’ll decide you’ll learn more by

reading the book than by going to class. I cut quite a few, including the one when a CHANGE in

the FINAL EXAM DATE was announced.” Senior, Communications, University of Toledo

“Even if I partied all night, I dragged my body to class. Other people’s notes don’t work…YOU

HAVE TO HEAR IT YOURSELF.” Graduate, English, Indiana University

“If you do nothing else in college; at least go to class!” Junior, Business, Miami University

“You’re basically screwed if you miss a math class!” Sophomore, Economics, Williams College

“Going to class is like going to the gym. You’ll feel guilty if you don’t go, but AWESOME if you

do!” Kelci Lynn Lucier, College Life Expert

And, my personal favorite:

“If you miss a class session because your car was blown off the road by high winds on the way

to the college, you were stranded in a tree while waiting for the rescue team in a helicopter to

save you from the rapidly-rising floodwaters, and your rescuers insisted that they take you to

the hospital instead of to the college (despite your adamant protests to the contrary, and this

part is important), then you have a good excuse for missing class.” R. Rambo Illinois Valley

Whether you’ve been guilty of skipping classes in the past or if you’re a new student just

starting out, it’s never too late, or too soon, to make a commitment to yourself to attend all

your classes and really get the most out of what you’re here to do---learn, grow, and graduate!

I wish each and every one of you an amazing, successful semester!


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Tyler, S. (2008). Been there, should've done that: 995 tips for making the most of college (3rd ed.).

Lansing, Mich.: Front Porch Press.