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Hackathon - Parks and People United Through Technology

Hackathon - Parks and People United Through Technology

Registration closed Weds, April 12.

Join us for 2 days of coding and camaraderie.
 
We will provide access to lots of program and operational data. Use your powers for good by making this data improve access to parks and recreation!
 
You can help to identify new, innovative and fun ways to connect people to parks and open spaces. We're looking for ideas and solutions from energetic, imaginative people. Come to the event to brainstorm, build a mobile app or an interactive map, craft an amazing game, visualize our operations data in ways we've never imagined, meet amazing people and most importantly have fun doing something to benefit the community.

Great ideas will be considered for further development.

Location
STAR Center
3873 S. 66th St., Tacoma, WA  98409
(253) 404-3939
 

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Event Details

  • April 14 and 15, 2017
    • April 14:  1 pm to 1 am
    • April 15:  9 am to 2 pm
  • STAR Center, 3873 S 66th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
  • PRIZES will be awarded for the top ideas or concepts ( View judging criteria)
  • Snacks and drinks will be provided

Who should Attend?

  • Metro Parks customers
  • Students (with skills in computer science, GIS, databases, data science, information architecture and/or web development)
  • Geospatial professionals, cartographers or database specialists
  • Game developers
  • Web/software developers or designers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • User interface/user experience professionals
  • Other technology geeks

Considerations

  • Submissions can be in the form of mobile applications, games, interactive calendars and notification tools, crowdsourcing applications, education applications, web page, or interactive maps.
  • Spend two days developing your idea with other technology geeks and experts, Metro Parks Tacoma and other sponsors.
  • Participate alone, as a team, or join others at the event.
  • Great ideas or solutions may be considered for further development with Metro Parks Tacoma and our partners.


Agenda

Friday, April 14
1-1:30 pm Registration and reception
1:30-1:40 pm Event kick-off; Welcome and introductions
1:40-2 pm Event overview, how it works
2-2:30 pm Esri developer tools presentation
2:30-3:30 pm Group formation/brainstorming
3:30-5:30 pm Hacking begins
5:30-5:45 pm Late comers welcome
5:30 pm Dinner is served
5:45-6:45 pm Sponsor presentations (NRPA, Trailhead Labs, Esri)
6:45- 9 pm Hacking continues
9 pm Table check-in (coaches)
9:30- 11 pm Field games
11 pm- 1 am Hacking continues
1 am Day one ends (STAR Center closes).

Saturday, April 15
9-9:30 am Continental breakfast
9:30-10 am Check-in, first day overview
10-11:30 am Last minute hacking/presentation prep
11:30 am-12 pm Lunch and raffle drawing
12-1:30 pm Project pitches
1:30-2 pm Awards and closing
 

Judging Criteria (pdf)

 

Participating Organizations

  • Esri
  • GeoEngineers
  • University of Washington Tacoma
  • CloudPWR
  • National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) and their development team will be on hand to launch their new “Park Path” interactive mobile application.  Learn more about it at www.nrpa.org/Park-Path
  • New Tech NW
  • Trailhead Labs


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