WSU Mobile App Design Challenge
March 23 and 24
- $300 for 1st place team
- $200 for 2nd place team
- $100 for 3rd place team
- Plus a special student’s choice team prize of $200
What is the MAD HAT?
The WSU mobile application provides students, faculty and staff with a single location to access important Washington State University (WSU) information and other mobile applications provided by the university.
The MAD HAT (Mobile App Design Hack-A-Thon) is an app design learning experience that will provide students with the opportunity to explore and develop a mobile app that could be used in the WSU Mobile app that is now available for download.
The MAD HAT event is free and open to students in all majors and with any level of coding experience. We will provide tutorials on the app design software and make mentors available to help you learn the coding language and give you guidance in developing your project idea for the app.
When is the MAD HAT event?
The MAD HAT app design challenge will be held on March 23 and 24 at the Spark Building on the Washington State University Campus. The event will start Saturday morning at 8:00 with registration and refreshments, and run until Sunday afternoon around 5pm.
How do I get involved in the MAD HAT event?
Students interested in participating at any level can register for the MAD HAT by clicking the registration link on this page. We will send you documentation, tutorials and set up a free account for you to use during the app development event.
We look forward to seeing you at the MAD HAT and helping you to develop your ideas for your own mobile app that could provide information or connections to the WSU Mobile app.
|Day 1||Saturday March 23rd|
|11:00 am||Set up and prep Teams arrive|
|12:00 AM||Student Check In and Lunch Provide|
|1:00 PM||Start of CampusM MAD HAT SPRK G0045
Introduction and Welcome
Goals of the Mobile App Development Hack-a-Thon
|1:30 PM||CampusM Account Creation and Overview – Guy
Quick Start Examples
|2:30 PM||Team Meetings to confirm accounts and AEK installation|
|3:00 PM||Team Meetings to confirm accounts and AEK installation|
|3:10 PM||Problem Statement – What we are looking for in the MAD HAT and outcomes
the teams can produce and show
|6:00 PM||MAD HAT Coding Begins|
|7:00 PM||Pizza or some other dinner food served|
|9:00 PM||Close Up for the night|
|Day Two||Sunday March 24th|
|9:00 AM||Coding continues and building re-opened for students to arrive|
|12:00 PM||Lunch provided Pizza to bring students back
communications can state that teams need to return by noon
|3:00 PM||Hackathon Stops and Projects are due|
|3:01 PM||Project Presentations by Teams and Judging|
|4:30 PM||Closing Ceremony with or without awards and winners announced|
|5:00 PM||Wrap up and clear out building|