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Longmont Hackathon Weekend 4/12-14/2013; Mobile App Hackathon

City of Longmont, Co

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM (MDT)

Longmont, CO

Longmont Weekend 4/12-14/2013; Mobile App Hackathon...

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One Adult (18+) entry to the Longmont Hackathon Weekend Event - Adult Developer
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Event Details

Have an app idea or want to create a new civic app ?

LongmontHackathon is a three day (see schedule below) event being sponsored by the City of Longmont, Pratt Street Association, Skyline High School, Western Digital, Holland and Hart, Constant Contact, and ESRI, among others. It is designed for attendees (technical and non-technical) to build apps/mobile apps that help create better interfaces to Longmont 's city government.  Meet people, build stuff, win prizes, help your community. 

As far as platforms are concerned, feel free to code in the language you feel most comfortable, whether it's Objective C, Java, Javascript, HTML, C #, or .NET. Even if you are rusty with your programming.

First 50 developers to register and check-in to the event on Friday will receive commemorative event T-shirt. First 20 Volunteers to register and check-in to the event on Friday will receive a commemorative event T-shirt as well.

 

Event Schedule 

The following is a list of the weekends agenda:

      Friday, April 12th. Dinner will be served.

  • 6PM - Friday Evening - Intro/keynote/kickoff speech and lightning talks.
  • 7PM - Friday Evening - Vendor Presentations, Announce assignments for 8PM.
  • 8PM - Friday Evening - Team pitches focused on creating better interfaces to government via city data sets look at other submitted ideas/data sets. Assignment for 9PM: sketch/brainstorm app UI. Get ready to code. 
  • 11PM - Friday Evening End of the first night. Time to go, get some rest and come back the next day refreshed!
      Saturday, April 13th. Breakfast and lunch and dinner will be served.
  • 8AM - Saturday Morning - The development fun continues at the hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed on Friday to produce the app. 
  • 12PM - Saturday Afternoon - Take a break, stretch, and enjoy some lunch.
     
  • 6PM - Saturday Evening - Take a break, stretch, and enjoy some dinner.
  • 11PM - Saturday Evening - End of the second night. Time to go, get some rest and come back the next day refreshed!
   Sunday, April 14th. Breakfast and lunch will be served.
  • 8AM - Sunday Morning - The fun continues with the final seven hours of the hackathon. Work with the teams that you formed on Friday to produce the app.  
  • 12PM - Sunday Afternoon - Take a break, stretch, and enjoy some lunch.
  • 1PM - Sunday Afternoon - Prepare Idea Pitches. Promptly at 3PM, teams will begin pitching their app ideas limited to three (3) minutes per team.
  • 3PM - Teams will begin pitching their app ideas, limited to three (3) minutes per team. 
  • 4PM- Sunday Afternoon - Judges will begin review of the App Idea Pitches.
  • 5PM- Sunday Afternoon - Award Presentations
  • 5:30 PM - Event ends

 

Team Building

 If you are interested in building a team, please visit our Google+ community at https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/107932990199747146657/communities/114860326434850013447

Google+ Page: https://plus.google.com/b/107932990199747146657/107932990199747146657/posts

 

 

Prizes (unless otherwise noted, all prize money will be awarded In the form of cash or check to the team or individual.)

  • Best Civic Hackathon Overall App (Judging criteria below)
    • 1st Place - $1,000 
    • 2nd Place - $750
    • 3rd Place - $500
  • City Council's Choice App
    • $100 Best Buy giftcard for each team member or individual

 

Judging Criteria

Apps will be judged based on the criteria below and weighted accordingly.   

  • 10% Weight - user experience
  • 30% Weight - increment/innovation 
  • 30% Weight - impact/potential/sustainability
  • 30% Weight - sharing resource/collaboration

 

Social Media
  • Follow us @hackLongmont for live updates and photos from the event
Legal

Please be sure to review the official contest rules below and look for important waivers required for minors to participate:


Attendees under the age of 18 must provide a signed copy of the form found at the link below in order to participate:


 

Sponsors

  • Western Digital
  • Holland and Hart
  • Constant Contact
  • ESRI

Have questions about Longmont Hackathon Weekend 4/12-14/2013; Mobile App Hackathon? Contact City of Longmont, Co

When & Where


Skyline High School
600 East Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO 80504

Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM (MDT)


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Organizer

City of Longmont, Co

Longmont is an emerging high tech center with a highly trained and educated workforce, business friendly leadership and world class infrastructure (including being one of the only cities in America building out a city owned gigabit data network for homes and businesses). Residents enjoy an excellent quality of life and Longmont is host to or close to several fortune 500 companies (in town: GE, Seagate, Amgen, Microsoft). Amenities close include a thriving startup community in nearby Boulder (Techstars; Foundry Group Venture Capitalists, Google) an international airport in Denver, several universities and federal government agencies. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Longmont is home to more than a few award winning microbreweries (Oskar Blues, Lefthand Brewery and the Pumphouse).

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