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HSR Real-Time Open Data Hackathon
July 26, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Calling all designers, programmers, city staff, and other civic-minded problem-solvers looking for a challenge!
Hamilton’s transit agency is releasing real-time data to the public on July 31st and is giving Open Hamilton developer access to the data to build applications for public release.
It is our hope to see apps developed and released for all major mobile platforms in time for the public launch. We also wish to see developers able to build applications for businesses along public transit routes. In other cities, businesses have promoted specials to transit users based upon the amount of time until the next bus.
Imagine, the next time your bus is running 10 minutes late, having the opportunity to grab a quick bite to eat (with a special for transit riders) while staying out of the elements instead of standing outside wondering what’s happened to your bus.
9am: Registration, meet and greet (breakfast provided)
10am: Opening Remarks
10:20am: Platform Formation
10:40am: Form Teams
11am: Get to work!
1pm: Working lunch (lunch provided)
5pm: Time’s up – show our work (light snack provided)
5:30pm: Prize draws!
For more information and to register, please visit their event.