The Santa Monica community is invited to participate in a competitive event aimed at building apps for multiple devices.

The “Internet of Things” hackathon, will be held on Nov. 15 at the Real Office Centers Santa Monica. Judges on the panel will be from AT&T and Intel.

The event’s main focus will be education and sustainability and it will give technical and non-technical attendees an opportunity to build applications and compete for prizes.

“Part of the challenge is to build an application that positively affects the environment,” AT&T senior marketing manager Alex Donn said.

The apps will be judged on each entrant’s ability to articulate what the app does, the originality of the idea, and the technical challenges confronted and overcome.

The prize for first place is $1,000, second place is $500, and third place is $200. In addition, the prize for best education app is $1,000 in gift cards and a total of $6,000 in donations from AT&T’s approved list.

First and second place winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the National Accelerator Demo at Las Vegas, at the start of the International Consumer Electronics Show on Jan. 3 — 5, 2014 where they have the opportunity to compete for the $20,000 grand prize.

For more information regarding the “Internet of Things” hackathon, visit iothackathon.co or sign up at iothacklax-sr.eventbrite.com.

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