Walgreens is looking to enlist the best of the best in mobile photo application development. Your mission if you choose to accept it is to and create a groundbreaking mobile photo application using our QuickPrints SDK.
SKILLED HACKERS: Mobile photo application developers (iOS & Android only)
HACKING DATE: 11 August 2012 9:00AM - 8:00PM
HACKING LOCATION: 36 South Wabash Floor 4, Chicago, Illinois 60603
PARTICULARS: Hacking fuel will be provided throughout the day
ENLISTMENT: Free, PLUS all hackers will receive a Dev. sWAG bag and everyone who demos their app will receive a Walgreens Photo Gift Card
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: 9 August 2012
REWARDS: $5,000 in cash prizes and complimentary mentoring and residency within TechNexus incubator and collaboration center for 6 months
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RULES: All hack day applications must be registered by August 9, 2012, with at least one primary contact listed. The development tools, frameworks or applications focus is entirely up to the participants. Participants are expected to bring all tools and software necessary to build their entry. Organizers will provide caffeine, wi-fi access, photo product printers on site and power strips. Also. Prizes awarded at the sole discretion of Walgreens hack day coordinators.
JUDGING CRITERIA: Features and functionality of developer applications, successful integration of QuickPrints SDK within the application and quality and/or type of printed output (we will have an on-site photo print lab).
Kobie Hatcher, AIM Consulting
Solutions Director, Mobility & eCommerce
Kobie Hatcher is a Solutions Director at AIM Consulting, a technology solutions and services company providing resources in flexible configurations (strategic consulting, managed services, project-based solutions, and staffing) for all types of client companies in the Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Atlanta, and Denver markets.
Kobie is a highly experienced team leader with proven success in bringing together software developers and business executives to strategize and implement new and evolving technologies in mobility and ecommerce. Kobie has a diverse background in iOS and Android customer-facing applications, Lean Agile product management, strategic planning and process engineering.
Kobie joined AIM Consulting from his most recent position as the Chief Operating Officer of a mobile startup for iOS applications and Technology Strategic Planning for Seattle Public Schools. Prior to that, Kobie was the Manager of Program Management at Getty Images where he was responsible for leading the PMO on key business and technology initiatives, including merger and acquisition integration. Previously, Kobie was the Managing Consultant for Codesic Consulting.
Scott Regan, Apigee
Head of Marketing
Hi, I’m Scott Regan from Apigee – we make API products and tools for enterprises and developers. I have led marketing at Apigee since co-creating the service in 2007 with friends and colleagues. Before that, I was responsible for the Yahoo! Map and Local product teams and before, BEA’s developer community. I got started as a coder at Accenture and product manager on Microsoft’s Visual Studio team. I graduate from Duke’s Engineering (BME/EE) and Stanford’s Business School and I’m from Berkeley, California.
Ari Fuchs, Aviary
Lead API Engineer and Developer Evangelist
Brett Goldstein, Chicago Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT)
Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) Commissioner, Brett Goldstein, was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in June of 2012 to accelerate Chicago’s growth as a global hub of innovation and technology. Brett was previously the city’s Chief Data Officer. In this role he lead the city’s approach to and use of data to help improve the way the government works for its residents. Thus, the responsibilities of the Chief Data Officer were threefold: promoting transparency through open data, constructing a comprehensive strategy for citywide data usage and storage, and facilitating data-driven decision-making through data analytics, including groundbreaking predictive analytics.
Before coming to City Hall as Chief Data Officer, Brett Goldstein founded and directed the Chicago Police Department's Predictive Analytics Group, which aims to predict when and where crime will happen. Goldstein is a former Commander in the Chicago Police Department. Previously, Goldstein was an early employee with OpenTable. He earned his Bachelor's degree from Connecticut College, his MS in criminal justice at Suffolk University, and his MS in computer science at University of Chicago. Brett is pursuing his PhD in Criminology, Law and Justice at the University of Illinois-Chicago. He resides in Chicago with his wife and three children.
Kevin McGinnis, Sprint
Vice President of Product Platforms
Kevin McGinnis is vice president of Product Platforms within the Product and Technology Development organization at Sprint. He is responsible for developing platforms and product lines that support customer choice and service enablement. Sprint is recognized in the telecom industry for its leadership in supporting an open ecosystem, with products including Sprint ID, Google Voice and the Sprint Services Framework and the work of Kevin and his team is at the heart of Sprint’s open initiative. In addition to mobile commerce, personalization, mobile Internet and voice product management, Kevin is responsible for the Sprint Application Developer Program.
During more than 17 years at Sprint, Kevin has managed numerous emerging product lines in the wireless, long distance, Internet and broadband divisions. He has held a number of management positions in Database Management, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service. Kevin holds a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Kansas.
Terry Howerton, TechNexus
Terry Howerton is the founder of TechNexus, the Chicago incubator and collaboration center that’s been home to hundreds of entrepreneurs, startups and growing companies. He was the co-founder and long-time chairman of the Illinois Technology Association, guiding that organization into one of the nation’s most influential technology associations and championing the interests of more than 700 Chicago tech companies. A lifelong entrepreneur, today Terry serves on the boards of several area start-ups, emerging companies and non-profits. He recently co-founded and now chairs the Chicago Tech Academy, a public charter high school teaching entrepreneurship and tech skills to more than 600 inner-city kids.
Matt Moog, Viewpoints.com, BuiltInChicago
Founder & CEO
Matt Moog is the Founder and CEO of Viewpoints.com, a leading provider of consumer product reviews and the founder of BuiltInChicago.org an online community for digital technology entrepreneurs and innovators in Chicago. Matt is also the Founder of the FireStarter Fund, an early stage investment fund.
Prior to founding Viewpoints Matt spent ten years at CoolSavings. He joined CoolSavings as the fifth employees in 1996 as the VP of Sales. In 1998 he was promoted to EVP of Sales and marketing and then in 2001 to President & CEO. In this capacity he led a turn around that resulted in revenue growing from $21 million to $80 million over five years. In 2005 he led a transaction that took the company private at valuation of $220 million. Under his leadership the share price grew more than 400% over five years. Prior to CoolSavings, Matt worked for Microsoft for five years in business development helping to launch MSN in 1995.
Currently Matt serves on the executive board of Chicago Public Media where he chairs the systems committee, on the board of YPO Chicago where he is the networking chair and on the board of Francis Parker School where he is the treasurer and chairs the finance committee.
Jasbir Patel, Walgreens
Senior Director & General Merchandise Manager for Photo
Jasbir Patel is part of the senior leadership team at Walgreens.com and the Sr. Director and General Merchandise Manager for Photo. Jasbir joined Walgreens in 1988 as a service clerk. He was promoted to Assistant Manager in 1996 and promoted to Executive Assistant Manager in 1999. He moved to the corporate headquarters and became a merchandise coordinator for Walgreens.com in 2000. Jasbir was named associate category manager in 2001 and was promoted to category manager in the 2004. He managed several self-service categories on-line, and then moved over to managing the new online photo center in 2005.
Jasbir received his B.S in History in 1996 and an executive master’s in business administration from Northern Illinois University in 2007.