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SXSW Open Data Hackathon and Brunch
Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT)
Esri and the City of Austin are sponsoring a hackathon to see who can build the most awesome mapping/data mashup in under five hours! The hackathon kickoff will happen during Esri's epic Geo Brunch at the Lavahouse. Just grab the Esri trolley to get there!
It’s free! You can participate as an individual or a team. Prizes will be awarded to the winners by the hackathon partners (Esri and the City of Austin). Breakfast, lunch, coffee and beer will be available throughout the day, and there will be high speed Internet access and comfortable couches.
Simply use Esri maps with Leaflet and Austin City Data to make the best/most interesting map in under 4 hours! You'll have from Noon to 4:15pm to hack the best app together!
- Hackathon kickoff starts at Noon, during the Esri Geo Brunch (come fuel up before you hack!)
- Presentions at 4:15pm
- Prizes awarded at 4:45pm
- Esri Lavahouse @ Palazzo Lavacca
- 1614 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Getting there: Take the Esri Trolley up to the venue!
Who Should Attend?
Web developers, interaction designers, GIS enthusiasts, graphic designers and anyone who has a passion to code, hack or conceptualize applications that will free (or otherwise enhance) the accessibility and usefulness of government-shared data.
No Badge Required!
Participation is free and open to anyone… we just ask that you register in advance so we know how many individuals or teams we need to accommodate.
- AR Drone RC Helicopters to everyone on the first place team (up to 5 team members)
- RC Copters for everyone on the 2nd and 3rd place teams.
Partners are companies and organizations that provide tools or services that can enhance open government apps. They’re also providing the prizes and will be choosing the winners. If your organization has tools or services that you think would be useful to the Hackathon, contact @aaronpk or @caseorganic and we’ll see about adding you to the list: