The Garage under Tech Square, Atlanta
From Oct 28th 2016
To Oct 29th 2016
See the website

Description

 

Do you love Atlanta? Want to help make MARTA better? 

Whether you love to code, have a passion for design, can herd cats, or just want to help out somehow, we'd love for you to be part of this exciting 24-hour challenge to create solutions to real world problems.

You'll be among the first to get your hands on robust ridership data and work directly with people and organizations from across Metro Atlanta to solve the problems they face in their daily transit adventures. 

Open to the entire community - regardless of your technology orientation. Coders, cat video enthusiasts, and wood carvers are equally embraced.

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. 

More details coming your way. Register today to make sure you receive all of our updates. 

Media and partner inquiries can be directed to MARTAHackathon@sandboxatl.com.  

PARTICIPANT BRIEFING PACKET:

GO HERE

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM     Registration 

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM     Dinner service begins

6:30 PM - 6:35 PM     Kickoff: Scott Henderson, Sandbox ATL

6:35 PM - 6:40 PM     Welcome: Keith Parker, MARTA 

6:40 PM - 6:45 PM     Schedule Overview: Luigi Montanez, Code for Atlanta

6:45 PM - 7:00 PM     Ridership Data Briefing

7:00 PM - 7:10 PM     Key Stakeholder Challenge Presentations

7:10 PM - 8:00 PM     Idea Pitches + Team Formation

8:00 PM - 11:30 PM   Evening Work Block

11:30 PM - Midnight  Late Night Snack

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

Midnight - 8:30 AM    Quiet Hours

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM     Breakfast Service Begins

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM   Morning Work Block

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM   Quick Pitch Team Progress Reports

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM     Lunch Service Begins

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM     Final Work Block

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM     Show & Tell Setup + Afternoon Snack

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM     Show & Tell Showcase + Judging

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM     Judge Deliberation

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM     Award Ceremony + What's Next

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM     Clean-up and Go Home

A special thank you to our sponsors!

The MARTA Hackathon series is a yearlong strategic technology initiative led by MARTA, Sandbox ATL, Code for Atlanta, HackGT, and other community groups to help create the next great thing in Atlanta transit. This is the first of three 24-hour hackathons, semi-monthly work group sessions, and continual online interactions to create new ideas to increase ridership and improve the rider experience. 

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