Use Open Data Sources To Find Transportation Solutions!
The Virginia Department of Transportation presents its first installment of the SmarterRoads Hackathon and Idea Jam series.
The two-day event will be held on Friday, April 27, through Saturday, April 28, 2018, at 1701, the first co-working space in Virginia Beach. Located in the ViBe District, 1701 is home to individual freelancers, startups, artists and remote employees.
We are seeking to attract a diverse group of developers, planners, futurists, big data lovers and problem solvers to help address Virginia's greatest transportation issues through the use of open data sets, including VDOT's SmarterRoads data portal. Your expertise is the key.
WEDNESDAY, April 25
4:00 p.m. - Webinar: Event Overview and Q&A
FRIDAY, April 27
9 - 10 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast
10-11:15 a.m. Welcome & Event Kick-Off
11:15 a.m.-Noon "Lightning Pitches"
Noon - 7 p.m. Happy Coding!
SATURDAY, April 28
8:30 - 9 a.m. Check-in & Breakfast
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Happy Coding!
2 p.m. Submissions Due!!!
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Welcome from the Judges
2:30 - 4 p.m. Team Presentations to Judges
4:30 - 5 p.m. Awards Ceremony and Event Wrap Up
5:00 p.m. Networking Reception Begins
We are looking for hackers, idea jammers, mentors and even folks simply interested in checking things out, to join our event.
To be considered for a prize you must be registered as a hacker/idea jammer and be 18 years old or over. Participants under 18 will be allowed to particpate with teacher and parent consent. At least one team member must be present for the kick-off event and presentations. In-person team participation at 1701 is strongly encouraged. Each team member must register for the event. Prizes are expected to be split fairly among team members.
Participants must sign up for an account at the SmarterRoads Data Portal (http://smarterroads.org) and agree to the terms of the site.
To create a valid Submission you will need to create a working proof of concept or prototype of a software application or a data visualization that uses, or illustrates use of, at least one feed from the SmarterRoads Data Portal.
Submissions must ONLY include data identified in the Data Discovery Document for the event. Participants must use legally licensed tools, preferably open source tools, to develop their submission.
During the SmaterRoads Hackathon, all participating members of your team need to read and agree to the Official Rules. Then, you must submit your Submission by providing:
- The name of the Submission
- A text description of the Submission and its features
- At least one image (screenshot) of the working Submission
- Participating team members (if applicable)
- A list of SmarterRoads and other data sets and/or APIs used in the Submission
In addition to the above, teams will have the option to submit the following to demonstrate their Submission:
- A link to a video posted on YouTube.com or Vimeo.com that demonstrates the Submission’s functionality and features
- A website URL where the Submission can be accessed
All parts of the Submission must be entered at the same time on SmarterRoads Hackathon DevPost submission form. All Submissions must be received by no later than 2:00 p.m. on April 28, 2018.
How to enter
Space is limited and all participants (team members, mentors, observers, sponsors, etc.) must register to attend.
Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SmarterRoads-VB to register today!
Sponsorship opprotunites for this event are now closed. Interested in becoming a sponsor for remaining events of the SmarterRoads Hackathon series or have something else in mind? Let's talk!
Contact Virginia Lingham at Virginia.Lingham@VDOT.virginia.gov to support the event, the series, or with any questions.
Chief Technology Officer, Center for Innovative Technology
Transportation and Transit Planner, City of Virginia Beach
Chief Information Officer, Virginia Department of Transportation
Owner and Technology Consultant, 1701 - Virginia Beach Coworking
Professor and Director, Transportation Research Institute at Old Dominion University
Provides convincing rationale for why this unique approach has the potential to work. Offers new and creative technology or process innovation solution.
Developed a project that is unique, does not look like the others. Shows creativity that works, it is not just novel, but exciting and fresh.
Demonstrates potential for widespread impact. Shows innovation is addressing the challenges identified or a clear need identified by the team. Feasible to partner with organizations to disseminate technology/process. High success for implementation.
Brings cross-disciplinary expertise in technology approach, process development, business processes, and/or implementation approach. Uses a diverse set of data in visualization and/or application.
Polish and Presentation
Demonstrates a refined concept that is easy to understand. Offers a clear and convincing presentation.