Mobile App Hackathon, Sept. 14-15

Students are encouraged to attend the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon Education, an event produced by the AT&T Developer Program and AT&T Aspire. The event, which begins Friday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m and runs through Saturday, Sept. 15, is designed for attendees both technical and non-technical to build apps/mobile apps to benefit the education system.

The event features free food, speakers and prizes.

This event is open to:

  • Visual and user experience (UX) designers
  • Idea generators
  • Front-end developers (HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Native developers (iOS, Android, WP7)
  • Back-end developers

The following is a list of the weekends agenda:

  • 6 pm, Friday Evening – Kickoff event with dinner, networking, and developer dating which leads into idea pitches and team formation.
  • 10 am, Saturday Morning –  The fun continues with an all day hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed on Friday night to produce the app spec’d out the night before. Sensei will be available throughout the entire event to help you code up your solution. App submissions will be accepted throughout the day with a deadline of 7 pm.
  • 7 pm, Saturday Evening – Teams will begin pitching their ventures. Pitches are limited to three (3) minutes per team.
For more information and to register, visit the AT&T Mobile App Hackathon Education website.

Musical Features Faculty’s Original Compositions

Frankenstein the Musical

Frankenstein the Musical is in a revival production at Dallas’ historic Pocket Sandwich Theater. The show’s composer is UT Dallas music faculty member Mary Medrick, who originally wrote the score in 1984, a collaboration with the theater’s founder and the play’s author Rodney Dobbs.

A rather spooky musical comedy, the show begins with 19-year-old Mary Shelley, struggling to compete in a ghost storytelling contest with her husband Percy and the infamous Lord Byron, among others.

Shelley finds herself dreaming the enduring legend of the creature, with each of her real life associates showing up as characters in her progressively more  disturbing dream.  The score captures the romantic and the hallucinatory with a nod to Chopin, serial music and tango.

Read the review in D Magazine.