Students and alumni of General Assembly's Immersive programs in Android Development, UX Design, and Product Management will create Android apps using HPE's Haven OnDemand's big data APIs

In partnership with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, General Assembly is hosting its first-ever Android Hackathon the weekend of March 11 - March 13.

This weekend event will feature teams of students and alumni of General Assembly's Immersive programs in Android Development, UX Design, and Product Management. Teams will take ideas from concept to a functional Android app using APIs from HPE Haven OnDemand.

Students who participate in the event will have a unique opportunity to work with some of the most advanced APIs around, enhance their portfolio, connect with members of the NYC tech community, and win prizes.

Teams will also have access to mentors from General Assembly, and at the end of the hackathon, teams will demo their apps to a panel of judges with the top teams receiving prizes sponsored by HPE.

Resources & Suggestions for Getting Started

Read through these docs to help you gain awareness of what you could build during our hackathon:

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$1,600 in prizes

GoPro Hero (4)

HERO makes it easy to capture and share your world. Featuring high-quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world. User-friendly modes include QuikCapture, which lets you power on the camera and start recording with the press of a single button, and Burst Photo, which captures fast-action sequences at up to 5 frames per second. Wearable, gear-mountable and integrated into a rugged housing1 that’s waterproof to 131’ (40m), HERO helps you capture photos and videos that make you look like just that: a HERO.

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


  • Requirements/Constraints:
    • Apps must use at least one of HPE's Haven OnDemand APIs
    • Apps must be an Android application with at least 3 screens/activities
    • Teams must have at least one developer and one UX/Product Management student
  • Submission:
    • A project submitted on DevPost by 4pm
    • Teams must also provide a link to their app hosted on GitHub


Tyler Nappy

Tyler Nappy
Developer Evangelist, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Haven OnDemand

Jason Nappy

Jason Nappy
Senior Instructional Designer, General Assembly

Phong Vu

Phong Vu
Developer Evangelist, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Haven OnDemand

Judging Criteria

  • Creativity/Originality
    Has this been done before? Are these original ideas?
  • Complexity
    How intricate is the app? Are there many layers to the design? Is data hard coded or dynamic?
  • Thoroughness
    Is the app fully complete or are there a lot of loose ends and bugs?