Portland is participating in the Global Smart Cities Challenge, and on May 16th we invite you join us for a Global Smart Cities Hackathon leveraging Intelligent Transit and Air Quality data.
The Hackathon will bring together students, developers, and designers from across the Portland area to build apps and visualizations using the data collected from traffic and air quality sensors along SE Powell Boulevard.
All participants should bring their own laptops to the event, while food and beverages will be provided to keep the students and developers well-fed! Apps and visualizations from the Hackathon will be included in a presentation in front of federal and local government officials, technology executives, and even heads of state on June 1st at the Global Smart Cities Challenge Tech Jam in Washington, DC.
Interested in participating?
Developers: Software developers are needed to assist students with developing these tools and acting as mentors as questions arise.
Students: This event will be open to area high school and college/university students.
Non-Technical Volunteers: We do have a limited number of available spots for non-technical volunteers. If you are interested in participating in that capacity, please contact [email protected].
The Hackathon will kick off the region’s first-ever Thing Week PDX. We look forward to seeing you at all of the awesome events scheduled throughout the week!
Date: Saturday, May 16th 2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Prolifiq, 8585 SW Cascade Ave., Suite 200, Beaverton, OR 97008