The University of Hawaiʻi will be hosting the AT&-University of Hawaiʻi Mobile App Hackathon this Friday, February 13 through Saturday, February 14, 6 p.m. at ʻIolani School’s Sullivan Center. This 24-hour competition challenges participants to build their own mobile apps while learning about the latest cutting edge tools.

UH students from across the system and other community participants will have the opportunity to work together to build mobile apps from conception to implementation. Students will also design business plans for their apps, strategizing how their products will make money and be maintained.

Competing teams have a chance to win $5,000 in gift card prizes provided by AT&T. The mobile apps will be judged on originality, function, performance and the teams’ ability to articulate what their app does.

Former UH student Governer David Ige will serve on the judge’s panel. Ige earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a master of business administration degree in decisions sciences from UH Mānoa.