Whether you're a current Dev Bootcamp student, alumnus, coding expert, or a coding newbie, this event is for you! Come with an idea or join a team on-site and spend the day building a great project with enthusiastic, fun people.

This event is open to the whole SF tech community. Seriously, you don't have to be an expert to join this hackathon. In fact, we'll have beginner coding workshops alongside the event so everyone leaves having learned a new skill and contributing to a project!

Schedule

9:00am: arrivals, breakfast, team & idea forming, and kickoff

11:00am: optional "bunny slope" breakaway lectures for beginners:

  • Intro to HTML/CSS
  • Intro to Object-Oriented JavaScript

1:00pm - lunch

7:00pm - dinner

9:00pm - final project submission deadline

9:30pm - project demos & judging

10:00pm - awards ceremony, conclusion of the hackathon

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$750 in prizes

Challenge 1: Local Commerce

This prize is for the team that builds the winning solution to Challenge 1: Encourage SF residents and tourists to support local small businesses in the area! Help people find and shop at these merchants that are the foundation of SF's commerce industry.

It is individual $50 prizes for up to 5 team members (team size limit is 5)

Challenge 2: Transportation

This prize is for the team that builds the winning solution to Challenge 2: Make SF’s public transportation friendly for tourists. Help newcomers navigate the city with ease and get immersed in SF culture!

It is individual $50 prizes for up to 5 team members (team size limit is 5)

Challenge 3: Arts and Culture

This prize is for the team that builds the winning solution to Challenge 3: SF is known to have a rich arts and culture industry. Create an app that helps locals and tourists to find interesting new places, landmarks or trivia.

It is individual $50 prizes for up to 5 team members (team size limit is 5)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Only participants who attend the hackathon in-person are eligible to participate, submit projects, and win. 

Teams of up to 5 will be formed Saturday morning. If you would like to come with a pre-formed team and idea, please reserve 2 spots for additional members to be assigned at the kickoff.

Requirements

Projects must be designed to solve one of the three challenges listed below. Individuals will pitch ideas first thing on Saturday, then teams will be determined based on interest and skill level.

Civic-Hack Challenges

 

Challenge 1: Encourage SF residents and tourists to support local small businesses in the area! Help people find and shop at these merchants that are the foundation of SF's commerce industry. Resources / API’s:

  • SF OpenData Registered Business Locations API (link)
  • SF OpenData Mobile Food Permit Map API (link)
  • Yelp API (get business information, hours, menus) (link)
  • Foursquare API (check people in, provide deals, add tips) (link

Challenge 2: Make SF’s public transportation friendly for tourists. Help newcomers navigate the city with ease and get immersed in SF culture! Resources / API’s:

  • SFMTA routes/stops API (link)
  • NextMuni real-time transportation updates API (link)
  • Bart real-time transportation updates API (link)
  • SFO airlines API (link)

Challenge 3: SF is known to have a rich arts and culture industry. Create an app that helps locals and tourists to find interesting new places, landmarks or trivia. Resources / API’s:

  • SF OpenData Film Locations in San Francisco (link)
  • SF OpenData SF Civic Art Collection (link)
  • SF OpenData Recreation and Park Department Info (link)
  • Google Maps API (link)

How to enter

All attendees need to register on Eventbrite - https://dev-bootcamp-civic-hack.eventbrite.com

Registration is $10 and covers the cost of all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). 

*if the cost of the event will prohibit you from attending, please contact the organizer, Andrew (Andrew@devbootcamp.com). Accomodations will be made confidentially.

Judges

Anne Spalding

Anne Spalding
Teacher / Expansion Partner at Dev Bootcamp

Ashwin Kumar

Ashwin Kumar
Co-Founder at Sway Finance

Ian Webster

Ian Webster
Software Engineer

Trent Oswald

Trent Oswald
Fullstack Engineer at Mashape, and the Website and Tools Core Team Lead for Code for San Francisco

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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