Smart Columbus hosts hackathon, using Big Data to brainstorm apps to feed the hungry, make traffic safer.
Smart Columbus is paging software developers, hardware tinkerers and just plain people with good ideas to harness troves of public and private data to make roads safer and get surplus food to households facing hunger.
Join us for a weekend focused on building intelligent solutions by leveraging the Smart Columbus Operating System (SCOS). We’ll provide a platform for open data as well as some vetted smart city use cases for you to leverage, to create innovative solutions for our community. Smart City Hackathon follows the standard format: Attendees show up with or without a fully formed idea, choose one to pursue after an initial round of pitches, form teams and get building. Although the initiative's central data pool is not yet built, there will be sample sets of historical data on which to test prototype software and apps. Select a track or bring your own use cases to focus on — the choice is yours.
Attendees will receive:
- Sweet workspace at Fintech71 for the weekend
- Invaluable access to a community of world class entrepreneurs and mentors
- 3 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts
- A sweet t-shirt
- All the coffee, soda, energy drinks, and water you could ever need
- An amazing experience and chance to get a taste of the startup world
- And more coming soon!
Use promo code SMRTVIP for a complimentary ticket, courtesy of Smart Columbus. For tickets visit: http://www.hackSCOS.com