Results from the March Smart City Hackathon
We had a fantastic turn out for our Smart City hackathon – 45 people and 9 teams competed for our local prizes (6 Pi’s, 6 lego kits and 6 gift cards) as well as the larger Global Urban Datafest prizes. A full list of the projects and teams can be found here:
http://www.global.datafest.net/projects – Look for the Vancouver projects.
Some thoughts about Smart Cities and technologies arising from the Hackathon have been posted here
Here’s the direct links to our winners – congratulations to them and all the participants!
Joint 1st Place
For this hackathon, we made a webapp called City Talk. The problem we want to solve is to improve the communications between citizens and city officials as well as provide a platform for discussing specific issues citizens might have.
Grouple is a cross-platform mobile/web application with the goal to connect people together in order to build a stronger sense of community.