Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, today announced it has extended the registration deadline to June 10 for its #hack4detroit event.
#hack4detroit is a 24-hour hackathon and will take place at Grand Circus Detroit from 7 p.m. on June 12 to 7 p.m. on June 13. Participants in the upcoming #hack4detroit event will use the city of Detroit’s new Open Data Portal to create an app to benefit the city. The specific challenge hackers will be asked to address using the data will be announced on the day of the event.
The winning individual or team will receive a $5,000 grand prize. Apps will be judged by Beth Niblock, CIO of the City of Detroit; Sean Hurwitz, CEO of Pixo; Brian Balasia, CEO of Digerati; and Will McDowell, Business Analyst at Detroit Labs.
Participants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the Open Data Portal and other community information sources prior to the event. The Open Data Portal can be found at https://data.detroitmi.gov/.
#hack4detroit will include breakfast and lunch. The cost to participate is $20. Participation is limited to 65 people. Registration closes June 5.
Sponsors include Comcast Business, Delphix, Digerati, Detroit Labs and New Horizons Computer Learning Centers.
Grand Circus Detroit is located at 1570 Woodward Ave. Parking is available in the Detroit Opera House parking structure next door.
For more information, or to register, visit http://www.automationalley.com/Events/Calendar/Event-Detail.aspx?uniqueid=16840, or contact Automation Alley at 800-427-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To sponsor, contact Automation Alley at 800-427-5100 or email@example.com.
Source: Automation Alley