Treefort Music Fest’s technology track — Hackfort — embraces the community spirit of the music festival with a civic hackathon. Join us at #Hackfort3 to build tech-driven solutions to the town’s transportation challenges.

Inspired by a call to action from the Boise Bicycle Project, #Hackfort3 asks developers, designers and civic hackers to consider: What data and/or software do you need in your pocket in order to get around town better?

  • Make roads safer for cyclists, skaters and pedestrians.
  • Promote and ease use of public transit and ridesharing.
  • Hack public maps with useful public data.
  • Build apps around publicly available transportation data and help liberate more public data.
  • Build the culture of open data and civic hacking in Boise.

Hackathon3 is open to individuals or teams who want to develop a web or mobile app focused on getting around the Boise Valley. All submissions must be open source, free to use and source code must be hosted on a public repository such as GitHub.

Hackfort3's Hackathon3 is open to all Treefort pass holders and a separate Hackfort only pass is available for $20. Tickets for both events are available here

Hackathon3 participants are free to start working on their apps now, however the official competition takes place during Treefort Music Fest, March 23-27, 2016 in Boise (must be present to win).

Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$1,800 in prizes

Legal Consultation from Perkins Coie

Passes to Treefort Music Fest & Hackfort 2017

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Hackfort3's Hackathon3 is open to all Treefort pass holders and a separate Hackfort only pass is available for $20. Tickets for both events are available here.

Requirements

On Saturday, March 26th at Trailhead teams will get three minutes to introduce their team and the concept / creative direction of their app. All teams will participate in a brief Q&A with audience and judges last 2 minutes.

How to enter

Hackfort3's Hackathon3 is open to all Treefort pass holders and a separate Hackfort only pass is available for $20. Tickets for both events are available here.

Judges

TBA

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Judging Criteria

  • Usability
    App must be functional (not necessarily a final product), it must be available on a public server, have an appealing user experience, and be mobile friendly.
  • UI
    Polish, flow, consistent color schemes, graphics.
  • Innovation
    Your submission should be an original, creative concept but you are free to build from scratch or enhance another open source project.

Questions? Email the hackathon manager

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