Hack My Ride 2.0 Showcase and Awards

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Hack My Ride 2.0 Showcase and Awards

By Organized By: VTA

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Date and time

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 · 11am - 1pm PST


Valley Transportation Authority Innovation Center 3331 N First Street, Building B San Jose, CA 95134


This event will include a showcase of apps submitted to Hack My Ride 2.0, which offers $30,000 in prizes and challenged technologists in Silicon Valley and around the globe to create technology that will transform how we get around in Silicon Valley.

Visit hackmyride2.devpost.com to learn more about the contest and see the submissions.

We asked participants to go beyond transit trip planners and create innovative user experiences that haven't been tried before. We asked them to consider beacons, wearables, crowdsourcing and brilliant data visualizations.

We particularly encouraged the use of beacon technology we're currently testing the Great Mall Transit Center and on our Express Buses. Beacons have applications for wayfinding, location-based communications, accessibility for visually impaired people, loyalty programs and games that enhance the transit and mobility experience.

VTA thanks Microsoft Silicon Valley, Knight Foundation, The Tech Museum of Innovation, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, and Code for San Jose for making Hack My Ride 2.0 possible!

This event has a limited capacity due to the size of the hosting space. Please only claim the number of tickets you know for sure you'll use, and cancel if your plans change. If the event is sold out, please add your name to the waitlist and we'll do our best to add you.


11 am Networking and app showcase open house

11:30 am Welcome Talk + Guest Speakers + Prize Announcements

noon Lunch + Networking thanks to Microsoft Silicon Valley

1 pm Event ends

About the organizer

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Organized By: VTA

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) is an independent special district that provides sustainable, accessible, community-focused transportation options that are innovative, environmentally responsible, and promote the vitality of our region. VTA provides bus, light rail, and paratransit services, as well as participates as a funding partner in regional rail service including Caltrain, Capital Corridor, and the Altamont Corridor Express.

As the county's congestion management agency, VTA is responsible for countywide transportation planning, including congestion management, design and construction of specific highway, pedestrian, and bicycle improvement projects, as well as promotion of transit oriented development.