over 1 year ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the Smarter Roads Hackathon - Virginia Beach gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


over 1 year ago

Public voting is now open

It's your turn to pick the Popular Choice award winner! Browse the Smarter Roads Hackathon - Virginia Beach submission gallery and vote for your favorite app. Be sure to spread the word via your social networks, too!

Please note, as per the Devpost terms of service, you may not tamper with the vote process through manual or automated means, or attempt to compensate voters, at risk of disqualification.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


over 1 year ago

Submission Requirements Reminder... and Lunch!

As posted on the DevPost site, each submission MUST include the following five items:

  1. The name of the Submission
  2. A text description of the Submission and its features
  3. At least one image (screenshot) of the working Submission
  4. Participating team members (if applicable)
  5. 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:

  1. A link to a video posted on YouTube.com or Vimeo.com that demonstrates the Submission’s functionality and features
  2. A website URL where the Submission can be accessed

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over 1 year ago

We need your help! Please complete this quick 5 question survey.

Before you get started today, we would love your feedback about what brought you to this event.  Please click the link below to complete a short 5 (ok, 6...) question survey. Thanks!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SRH18-Mid

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


over 1 year ago

It's a Beautiful Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the SmarterRoads Hackathon! You have untill 2pm to wrap up your submission. The space at 1701 will be ready for you to use starting at 8:30 this morning. Mentors will be available throughout the day to help with any questions you might have. Here's a run down of the schedule for the day:

SATURDAY, April 28
8:30 - 9 a.m.  Check-in & Breakfast
9 a.m. - 1:59 p.m.  Happy Coding! 
2 p.m.  Submissions Due!!! (Submit via Devpost --> look into how to do this NOW)
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.  Welcome from the Judges
2:30 -…

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over 1 year ago

Dinner is A-Cookin

Props to everyone who is still here working hard on your projects!  We will set things up and let you know when the Chinese food gets here - plan for 6:15ish.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


over 1 year ago

Final Data Discovery Document is Posted

The data discovery document for the SmarterRoads Hackathon - Virginia Beach is now final.

Click here to access the file as a Google Doc.

Click here to access the file as a pdf.

The following updates and changes were made:

- Additional documentation re: VBOpenData added

- Virginia 511 website and data feeds added

- A variety of federal resources re: freight, port, and truck data added

- Stormsense links updated

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


over 1 year ago

Keep Your Energy Up! Stay Fueled with Snack and Drinks in the Garage

Just a heads up that we've restocked the food and drinks in the garage, so please help yourself.

It will be there for you when you're ready to take a break and reenergize!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


over 1 year ago

Resources re: Signal Phase and Timing Feeds

We have received a couple of questions re: what is required to understand the feed providing the signal phase and timing information in the SAE J2735 standard format, so I wanted to address that before we kick things off tomorrow.

The actual full standard is indeed only available through SAE for a pretty hefty fee.  We don't have access to that full standard nor do we have the ability to share that with you for this event. 

Instead, I'd like to point everyone to the resource page for the National SPaT Challenge website at https://transportationops.org/spatchallenge/resources.  I think you'll find…

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over 1 year ago

Message from the City of Virginia Beach re: Anticipated Crowds This Weekend

Our partners with the City of Virginia Beach want to make all participants aware that large crowds are expected in the area over the weekend for College Beach Weekend.  ​As many as 40,000 young adults and local residents may be at th​e Oceanfront over this weekend.

More information about the City's efforts to prepare for this weekend are posted at https://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/communications-office/Pages/college-beach-weekend.aspx

We do not anticipate any conflicts with our event in terms of parking or access to 1701 where the SmarterRoads Hackathon will be held.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


over 1 year ago

Join Our Pre-Hackathon Webinar on 4/25 at 4pm for an Overview of the Event and Q&A

Please join us on Wednesday, April 25th at 4pm for a pre-hackathon webinar, which will provide an overview of the event and offer an opportunity for Q&A with the event organizers.  Webinar materials will be available for review afterwards.

Click Here to Join the Webinar

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


over 1 year ago

SmarterRoads Hackathon Registration

Good afternoon!  I'm so excited that the SmarterRoads Hackathon is coming up THIS Friday and Saturday. 

If you haven't already, please go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SmarterRoads-VB to register for the event!  Filling out this information beforehand will make sure that we have enough food for everyone and will streamline things at the check-in desk when you arrive on Friday morning.

Virginia Lingham

virginia.lingham@VDOT.virginia.gov

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.