Midtown Buzz - Storytelling Hackathon
Friday, February 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EST)
Brainstorm ideas for mobile applications to benefit Midtown. Web development and design experience is welcome, but not necessary. Participate in the Midtown Buzz - Storytelling Hackathon, February 7th at 6:00pm till February 9th at 8:00pm at IPaT. Build teams and pitch your idea for a mobile application. Midtown Alliance and IPaT will award prizes for the top apps and will work with teams to help further their app development.
Midtown Buzz is an experiment in mobile innovation focused on engaging urban communities. It includes mobile platform and app development, open-source data curation, contextually aware environments, social navigation (via authentic tastemaker personas to 'feel like a local'), developer workshops, hackathons, trials, needs assessments and the creation of a Live-Work-Play "Laboratory" for exploring the potential of media technologies in creating a climate for continual innovation.
Official website for the hackathon with details about prizes and rules can be found here: http://midtownstories-hackathon.challengepost.com
The Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) connects industry, government and nonprofit leaders with Georgia Tech’s world-class researchers and innovations to transform media, health, education and humanitarian systems.
IPaT integrates academic and applied research through living laboratories and multidisciplinary projects to deliver real-world, revolutionary solutions that balance the needs of people with the possibilities of new technologies.
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