over 2 years ago

Please complete Hack My Ride survey

VTA would like to hear what you thought of Hack My Ride, what we did well, and what we could improve on in future events like this.

Please share your impressions at http://svy.mk/1wMfrhm.

Also, if you happened to have left anything at the event, we have a few things people forgot. Email me at cody.kraatz@vta.org if that sounds like you.

This is only the beginning, and VTA will be collaborating with you to help you develop your projects or other innovations in the future. We also heard your requests for open data, and will be working to improve the quantity…

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over 2 years ago

Public voting is now open. Please spread the word!

The public voting period for Hack My Ride: VTA's Transportation Idea Jam has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks using #hackmyride and tagging @VTA on Twitter.

Thanks,

The Hack My Ride team at VTA


over 2 years ago

Tips for your submissions and presentations tomorrow

Submissions are due by 2 p.m. tomorrow. If you're unsure whether your submission will qualify for prizes tomorrow, please ask Cody.

Go to http://hackmyride.challengepost.com/submissions/new to enter a submission. You must be registered first. The entry form is pretty self-explanatory, with some required elements and some optional elements.

Five tips to improve your submission:

  1. In your description, include your targeted user or audience.
  2. Mention the data and APIs you used, as well as what data your submission would generate.
  3. Describe how your submission would improve transportation and engage people in making transportation work better.
  4. Describe where you envision taking your submission…

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over 2 years ago

Hack My Ride is Underway!

Lunch will be at 1 p.m. in the Transit Hub on the lower level, instead of the roof, due to the weather.

If you wanted to see the lightning talks again or find the links that were mentioned, we've shared the slide deck at http://bit.ly/hmrslides.

Remember there are many resources available to help you with your hacking at http://bit.ly/hmrresources. Check out the data and cloud services provided for free by Microsoft, AmigoCloud, Mapbox, VTA, City of San Jose and INRIX.

Lots of great photos and status updates on Twitter at #hackmyride!


over 2 years ago

5 Ways to Get Ready for Hack My Ride at 8:30 a.m. Tomorrow!

Hack My Ride Participants:

Get ready…the hacking starts tomorrow! We’ll have breakfast and coffee when the doors open at 8:30, so please come before the program starts at 9 a.m.

You already have your Eventbrite ticket and you’ve registered at hackmyride.challengepost.com, right? Good.

Here are 5 ways you can get ready:

1. Complete your profile on the Hack My Ride website at hackmyride.challengepost.com, connect with other participants to form a team, and start discussion topics about your idea or what help you need. If you want to compete for prizes, be sure to read the Official Rules too.

2.…

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over 2 years ago

Hack My Ride is days away! Are you ready?

Hack My Ride Participants:

We hope you're as excited as we are as we approach Hack My Ride: VTA's Transportation Idea Jam! With $3,000 in prizes, many interesting challenges to work on and 100+ bright minds attending, there's a lot to be excited about.

A few reminders:

 
  1. An Eventbrite ticket from http://hackmyride.eventbrite.com is required to get you in the doors at The Tech. This event is sold out, but you can still join the wait list and potentially get in. If you won't be able to attend the whole event please release your ticket. This will allow the…

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