Do you love Atlanta? Want to help make MARTA better?You can be part of this exciting 24-hour challenge to create solutions to real world problems that will help make the rider experience better and increase ridership.Focus: Rider Experience & Design Thinking We’re inviting Atlanta's interaction design and user experience community to help bring human-centered design solutions to MARTA through three challenges:Improve the rider experience between two stations - You can choose any element of the rider experience between Midtown-Five Points or Midtown-Airport. We'll provide you with plans, photos, and other resources related to those stations. Inform the MARTA mobile app roadmap - MARTA is reformulating its mobile apps based on concepts created in the previous two sprints. You can help shape and inform the roadmap for future versions. Help riders view all aspects of MARTA as a viable alternative - How can you help encourage infrequent riders become more frequent? How can you help railriders utilize bus options? Open to the entire community - regardless of your technology orientation. Coders, cat video enthusiasts, and wood carvers are equally embraced. Whether you love to code, have a passion for design, can herd cats, or just want to help out somehow, you can make a difference!Join us for just for a few hours or come along for the entire ride!Participants will gather the first night to form teams and then work like busy bees to present their prototype solutions to a panel of esteemed judges from the community at the end of the 24-hour sprint. Want to see what the MARTA Hackathon is like? Check out this video recap from the first 24-hour sprint held in October. More details coming your way. Register today to make sure you receive all of our updates. Here's the Sept 8-9 briefing packet. Media and partner inquiries can be directed to MARTAHackathon@sandboxatl.com. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 85:00 PM Registration and Dinner service begins5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Pre-Briefing: Patron Exprience (Architecture & Design)5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Pre-Briefing: MARTA Mobile App Road Map Deep Dive6:00 PM - 6:05 PM Kickoff: Scott Henderson, Sandbox ATL6:05 PM - 6:10 PM Welcome: MARTA Leadership6:10 PM - 6:15 PM Schedule Overview: Luigi Montanez, Code for Atlanta6:15 PM - 6:30 PM Resource Briefing6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Idea Pitches + Team Formation8:00 PM - 11:30 PM Evening Work Block8:00 PM - 10:00 PM MARTA Station Site Visits (optional - observation only, no interviews)11:30 PM - Midnight Late Night SnackSATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9Midnight - 8:00 AM Quiet Hours (teams can work through night)8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast Service Begins8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Morning Work Block10:00 AM - 12 NOON Escorted MARTA Station Visits and Rider Interviews (optional)12:30 PM - 1:00 PM Quick Pitch Team Progress Reports1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch Service Begins1:30 PM - 4:00 PM Final Work Block4:00 PM - 4:15 PM Show & Tell Setup + Afternoon Snack4:15 PM - 6:00 PM Show & Tell Presentations + Judging6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Judge Deliberation + Batch #2 Project Updates/Demos6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Award Ceremony + What's Next7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Clean-up and Go HomeThank you to our sponsors!