Mobile hackathon

From: gary hasty 
Want to show off your mad skills and maybe win some cash (cold pizza and
Mountain Dew free). We're planning the next Atlanta hackathon for March
22nd. Sign up and compete. I'm working on getting one setup for chattanooga
one of these days.


=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ I signed up. But dude.. AT&T's using Google Forms? Not some kewl AT&T special web form sign up using an obskure and skecial language and API? Kewl that it looked nice on the main page..

=============================================================== From: gary hasty ------------------------------------------------------ D00d. This is the new, Kewl, open AT&T. Just got off the phone with the cleanweb folks that are having another hackathon in feb that they want us to play at. We're opening a new "foundry" in Atlanta later this year that I'm trying to get involved with to play with geeks again. Check out some of the APIs we're tossing out on the network at Looks like I have a couple of utility companies looking to sponsor a hack around smart grid data that you'd prob find of interest.

=============================================================== From: Eric Wolf ------------------------------------------------------ Too bad the Payment API only works one way... I guess AT&T doesn't really want to be a bank... -=--=---=----=----=---=--=-=--=---=----=---=--=-=- Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734

=============================================================== From: gary hasty ------------------------------------------------------ Give us time, Eric. For banking we do have Isis rolling out

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ payment by cell phone has been a boon in the 3rd world where banking services are even more scarce. ----- Eric Wolf wrote:

=============================================================== From: Sean Brewer ------------------------------------------------------ It's pretty sweet to be able to go like, a local crafts/maker fair, farmers market, or whatever...where cash used to be necessary to buy something, and be able to use a card.

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Rod: Please understand it's a monetary system where they trust the cell phone companies more than the banks.

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ On Sat, 19 Jan 2013 11:44:52 +0000 (UTC) Mike Harrison wrote: AT&T vs BofA... Yeah, that's close, but I'd go with AT&T. Dan

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ Wow.... that's a decision made in hell for sure! Regards, dtb -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ In the places I've been working and visiting lately, it's not a decent comparison like that. Both BofA and AT&T are reputable technologically clueful solid and secure compared to what you have in Nigeria, Kenya, S. Africa, the Caribbean, S. America.. etc. In these places, it truly is a "lesser of the evils", the cell phone provider may be interesting, creative and crooked, but much better than the government controlled banks. I know.. I've got root on Linux systems at a couple of 2nd and 3rd world cell phone companies networks. Some things, once seen, can't be unseen.

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ On Sun, 20 Jan 2013 01:13:05 +0000 (UTC) Mike Harrison wrote: Add to that list Afghanistan, where, when the U.S. military switched to using the cell phone company to pay the Afghan National Police, said police thought they'd suddenly gotten a 30% pay raise:

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ in some rural areas they may have a bank but do have cell service. ----- Original Message -----