WAC-athon? Watch out for SMART DevNet's WAC Developer Contest

At the recent Mobile World Congress, WAC announced a series of mobile app "hackathons" taking place throughout 2012 by its member operators. AT&T kicks off their hackathon this May with its event in Palo Alto done in cooperation with Facebook

This May's AT&T hackathon will orient developers on how to monetize mobile apps via operator billing using WAC Network APIs.

Other WAC-oriented hackathons have been announced by Orange in France, and a joint Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica event focusing on mobile apps development via HTML5 and the WAC payment API. Read more here.

Not to be outdone, a series of WAC hackthon events are being organized in Korea (via K-Apps), China (via Chinamobile), and the Philippines (via SMART).

Stay tuned for more announcements!