Walgreens hosts Mobile Photo Hack Day


CHICAGO — Walgreens on Saturday will be hosting its first Mobile Photo Hack Day — a contest among mobile photo application developers in creating a "groundbreaking" application using Walgreens' QuickPrints SDK.

All entries will be reviewed by a panel of notable judges:

  • Kobie Hatcher, solutions director at AIM Consulting, a technology solutions and services company providing resources in flexible configurations;

  • Scott Regan, head of marketing at Apigee, which makes application programming interface products and tools for enterprises and developers;

  • Ari Fuchs, lead API engineer and developer evangelist for Aviary, a company that developed a photo editing platform that allows any developer to instantly inject a photo editor inside their product;

  • Brett Goldstein, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Innovation & Technology. Goldstein, was appointed to the position by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in June 2012 to accelerate Chicago's growth as a global hub of innovation and technology. He was previously the city's chief data officer;

  • Kevin McGinnis, VP product platforms at Sprint. McGinnis leads a group responsible for developing platforms and product lines that support customer choice and service enablement;

  • Terry Howerton, founder of TechNexus, a Chicago-based collaboration center that’s home to hundreds of entrepreneurs, startups and growing companies. Howerton also recently co-founded and now chairs the Chicago Tech Academy, a public charter high school teaching entrepreneurship and tech skills to more than 600 inner-city children;

  • Matt Moog, Viewpoints.com CEO, a provider of consumer product reviews. Moog also is the founder of the FireStarter Fund, an early stage investment fund; and

  • Jasbir Patel, Walgreens senior director and general merchandise manager for photo. Patel is part of the senior leadership team at Walgreens.com.

"Hackers" who participate in the all-day event will be competing for $5,000 in cash prizes and complimentary mentoring and residency within TechNexus incubator and collaboration center for six months.

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