Geoloqi and Tropo will be sponsoring an 8-hour hackathon to see who can build the best open government application in just one day!
It’s free! You can participate as an individual or a team. Prizes will be awarded to the winners by the Hackathon Partners. Breakfast, lunch, coffee and beer will be available throughout the day, and there will be high speed Internet access and comfortable couches.
- Breakfast and coffee will be served at 8:30am, followed by Lunch at Noon.
- Coding will stop at 5:30pm, and teams and individuals will demo their apps.
- Prizes will be awarded at 6:30Ppm.
Backspace is right downstairs, Davis Street Tavern is right next door, there’s a parking lot across the street, and it’s right on the MAX line.
Who Should Attend?
Ruby, Python, PHP, web developers, coders, interaction designers, graphic designers and anyone who has a passion to code, hack or conceptualize applications that will free (or otherwise enhance) the accessibility and usefulness of government-shared data.
Although the sprint takes place On Oct 3rd after CyborgCamp Portland, you don’t have to be attending the conference to join us.
Participation is free and open to anyone… we just ask that you register in advance so we know how many individuals or teams we need to accommodate.
There will be organizers onsite to help get things rolling. At 5:30pm, each app will be evaluated by the Hackathon Partners and prizes will be awarded to those teams or individuals that develop the best applications in the 8 hour. Participants need not show up right at 8:30am, but those who do will have the most time to code!
Partners are companies and organizations that provide tools or services that can enhance open government apps. They’re also providing the prizes and will be choosing the winners. If your organization has tools or services that you think would be useful to the Hackathon, contact @aaronpk or @caseorganic and we’ll see about adding you to the list:
* Tropo – Tropo is a powerful yet simple API that adds Voice, SMS, Twitter, and IM support to the programming languages you already know.
* Geoloqi – A secure, real-time mobile and web platform for location sharing.