The Discover SF Challenge
Friday, April 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)
Whether a bright-eyed tourist or a long-time resident, today’s dense urban cities can be elusive and difficult to navigate. San Francisco, famous for its endless microclimates and pocket-sized neighborhoods, exemplifies this challenge. Take even a two-block detour through the city and you’ll see what I mean. Adventuring down those side streets can feel like passing into a completely different world. With so much happening in the city each day, how can anyone make heads or tails of what to do and where to go?
What are the ways location aware data and technologies can be used to make it easy and exciting to discover the places, people, events, and history of San Francisco? How can we mash-up spatial data on San Francisco landmarks, parks, trails, restaurants, and retail stores with temporal data on local events, transit times, and weather conditions to allow people to explore the city in ways they never have before?
The Discover SF Challenge brings community stakeholders and the best developers, designers, and entrepreneurial business minds together with an amazing array of location-based data sources to solve some of San Francisco's neighborhood exploration challenges. Are you a talented developer, keen designer, or shrewd business mind that has the creative ideas and innovative spirit to tackle the challenges of urban discovery? Let's design the future of urban exploration together.
Join us at the Discover SF Challenge, a new kind of hackathon that aims to connect creative minds to the City of San Francisco. The event begins the evening of April 19th at Airbnb's Headquarters. Learn about the challenges of neighborhood exploration, discover your resources, and begin imagining solutions. Then return early Saturday morning to form teams and dive into a full day of prototyping. You will have the opportunity to develop location-aware apps with Esri's new geotrigger platform(previously Geoloqi). In addition, you will have access to an array of neighborhood and tourism experts to provide strategic guidance. The event will conclude with a judging ceremony that will award prizes for the best prototypes.
Keep checking DiscoverSF.org to remain up to the minute on event details...
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Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation / Airbnb + Esri + GAFFTA
Mayor's Office of Civic Innovation: The San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation utilizes government as a platform for innovation. MOCI works closely with San Francisco residents and local creative and tech-minded communities to collectively design solutions and new approaches to long-standing challenges. MOCI has three strategic focus areas: economic development, citizen engagement, and government efficiency.
Airbnb: Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world -- online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries.
Esri: Esri inspires and enables people to positively impact the future through a deeper, geographic understanding of the changing world around them. At Esri, we believe that geography is at the heart of a more resilient and sustainable future. Governments, industry leaders, academics, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) trust us to connect them with the analytic knowledge they need to make these critical decisions that shape the planet.
Gray Area Foundation for the Arts: GAFFTA's mission is to apply digital art and technology to create positive social impact. Through Research, Education, and Public Programs we advance the creative use of technology to experiment and explore new solutions to social challenges.