What is a hackathon?
A hackathon does not involve breaking anything as the name would suggest. Participants (hackers) spend 36 hours working in teams to build or code projects (hacks) to solve a problem. Projects can take the form of websites, mobile apps, robots, or anything you can think of! All of the projects are judged, with the best teams receiving prizes.
The City of Pompano Beach, Pompano Community Re-development Agency (CRA) in collaboration with our Civic Hackers and Code for Fort Lauderdale, will be hosting a Civic Data Hackathon to find innovative solutions using public data.
An amazing opportunity to showcase your technical skills, meet other amazing minds and learn how open data is shaping our communities. A panel of three (3) judges will determine the winning solutions, with the winning teams being awarded monetary prizes.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided
1. Inspection in Real Time / Where is my Inspector?
Description: Build a solution that lets residents know when city inspectors will arrive?
Benefit: Bridging this gap will improve service and transparency to residents.
2. Decision Tree / What do I need?
Description: Help residents/applicants to better understand what they will need when submitting or applying for permits via a decision tree structure.
Benefit: Providing transparency to applicants better prepares and improves the process for both parties.
3. Improve Permit Turn around Times / Permit in Seconds?
Description: Build a solution that identifies where gaps are in expediting permits, shows a timeline and improves the time it takes for each party to move the process along in a timely, efficient and accurate manner.
Benefit: Fastest processing times
4. Identify vacant properties needing fencing. / Vacant to Active?
Description: Create a solution that lends visibility to identify all city, county, CRA, owned by investor property including owner, zoning and other property information.
Benefit: Quickly identify and respond to vacant or abandoned property that can be used for re-development.
5. Don’t like any of the above, then pick our brains to build your own
Description: If you think of any ideas on your own, pick our brains and create your own solution. Use alternative suggestions or create your own ideas that you can create a solution for.
Benefit: No brainer…now let’s have FUN!!!