Ready, Set, Hack: T-REX and OGC Holds a Smarter Safer Cities Hackathon

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As part of the SCIRA (Smart Cities Interoperability Reference Architecture) initiative, the Open Geospatial Consortium and T-REX are pleased to present Hacks and the City: a Smarter Safer Cities Hackathon.

The Hackathon will take place on August 24-26 at the T-Rex innovation center in St. Louis, MO. The goal of Hacks and the City will be to design and implement new application ideas that use a variety of city datasets and data sources to improve public safety, responder awareness, and community resilience. The event begins Friday afternoon and concludes Sunday. Cash and other prizes will be awarded to teams in several categories, including Best Overall Hack, Best Use of Data, Best Collaboration, Best Beginner Hack.

The themes for this event are Intelligent Buildings and First Responder Awareness, Urban Canyons and Street Sensors, Critical Infrastructure Resilience, and Neighborhood Safety.

Those interested in participating are invited to form teams of 3-5 people and put together their ideas for applications that address one of four Smarter Safer City themes, and leverage data provided for St. Louis, MO and Virginia Beach, VA.

The event starts Friday, Aug. 24th 4:00PM through Sunday, Aug. 26th. Winners will be announced on Monday, Aug. 27th. Register here for free.