almost 2 years ago

Tune in to awards announcement live stream at 11:30 a.m. PDT

Can't attend today's Hack My Ride 2.0 Showcase and Awards Ceremony in VTA's San Jose Innovation Center, but want to find out in real-time who won?

Tune in to the live stream at 11:30 a.m. PDT to see the winners announced live, thanks to our sponsors at Microsoft: https://youtu.be/1FlFp-Bad4Q.

Please share the link with any friends, family or colleagues you think may be interested in seeing the lightning talks and prize announcement today.

 


almost 2 years ago

Come See the Winning Apps!

Want to find out who won Hack My Ride 2.0?

Please join VTA's Hack My Ride 2.0 app showcase and awards ceremony on Nov 3 from 11 am to 1 pm in our Innovation Center.

VTA's General Manager and CEO Nuria Fernandez will be announcing the app challenge prizes totaling $30,000. App challenge participants will also be demonstrating their apps in an open house-style showcase. This is a great chance to mingle with other transportation hackers and VTA staff.

Will you join us? Please RSVP and see the details at http://hackmyride2showcase.eventbrite.com.

Lightning Talks and Demos

The app showcase will feature some of…

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about 2 years ago

Nov 3 Showcase & Awards Ceremony

Want to find out who won?

Please join VTA at our Hack My Ride 2.0 app showcase and awards ceremony on Nov 3 from 11 am to 1 pm in our Innovation Center.

VTA's General Manager and CEO Nuria Fernandez will be presenting the app challenge winners with prizes totaling $30,000. App challenge participants will also be demonstrating their apps in an open house-style showcase. This is a great chance to mingle with other transportation hackers and VTA staff.

Will you join us? Please RSVP and see the details at http://hackmyride2showcase.eventbrite.com.

Code for San Jose's Mobility Map team will be…

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about 2 years ago

Have you voted? Public voting ends Oct 7

Public voting for Hack My Ride 2.0 ends Wednesday Oct 7 at 5 pm. Make sure you browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites by then!

If you’ve entered a submission, spread the word through your social networks and by email so you have the best chance of winning the $1,500 Popular Choice prize. We're seeing a front-runner emerging, but there's still time for you to catch up and take the lead!

Read more about the next steps, including judging and a Nov. 3 showcase and awards ceremony, in this blog post: http://bit.ly/1jfmTO1

Our judges are also close to…

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about 2 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Hack My Ride 2.0 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 and email so you have the best chance of winning the $1,500 Popular Choice prize.

Read more about the next steps, including judging and a Nov. 3 showcase and awards ceremony, in this blog post: http://bit.ly/1jfmTO1


about 2 years ago

Thank you for your creativity and hard work!

It's past 5 p.m. here in Silicon Valley, and the submission period is now closed. Thank you all for your hard work, creativity, and passion for improving transportation. We look forward to looking more closely at what you've submitted!

Next Steps

Judging: From Sept 24 to Oct 7, our panel of judges will closely review and evaluate each of your submissions, rating them according to the Criteria listed on the challenge site.

Popular Voting: Also from Sept 24 to Oct 7, public voting will select the winner of the $1,500 Popular Choice prize. So, be prepared, once the voting opens, to share…

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about 2 years ago

How to prepare your submission for testing

One More Day!

You'll need to submit your apps for judging by tomorrow, Thursday, Sept 17 at 5 p.m. PDT, and we wanted to remind you of how to prepare your submission for testing. We're very excited to see what you've all created!

Please read the complete rules, see the testing requirements below, and make sure you include all of the elements required for a qualifying submission on the challenge home page.

Be sure you adhere to all these requirements so your submission qualifies, and check your email (and spam folder) very frequently for emails from DevPost after you…

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about 2 years ago

Two more days!

You only have a couple more days to put the finishing touches on your submissions and polish them before the deadline: Thursday, Sept 17, 5 p.m. PDT (San Jose time).

To ensure your submission you've worked so hard on will qualify for judging and has the best chance of impressing our judges, please review the official rules on the challenge site and the tips below:

REQUIREMENTS

A complete submission includes the following:

  1. A working software application that uses at least one of the VTA Datasets available at https://data.vta.org or http://www.vta.org/getting-around/gtfs-info/gtfs-information, and can update and refresh the data.
  2. The application must run on at…

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about 2 years ago

Friday 10-11 am PDT: Live Q&A about Hack My Ride, Beacons

Have you signed up for our livestreamed Q&A webinar on Friday August 28

VTA, Microsoft Silicon Valley and Kontakt.io will be hosting this webinar to answer your questions about Hack My Ride 2.0 and the Bluetooth beacons we hope you'l help us test. This Q&A was rescheduled from earlier this month due to a severe traffic backup that delayed the presenters. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the last-minute cancellation.

With the Sept. 17 deadline to submit to our $30,000 app challenge fast approaching, now's a great time to ask all your burning questions!

Please RSVP to the meetup now so…

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about 2 years ago

Live Webinar about Beacons, Hack My Ride 2.0: Aug 28 10-11 am PDT

Have you signed up for our livestreamed Q&A webinar on Friday August 28 from 10-11 a.m. PDT

VTA, Microsoft Silicon Valley and Kontakt.io will be hosting this webinar to answer your questions about the Bluetooth beacons we’re testing and generally about Hack My Ride 2.0. This Q&A was rescheduled from earlier this month due to a severe traffic backup that delayed the presenters. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for the last-minute cancellation.

With the Sept. 17 deadline to submit to our $30,000 app challenge fast approaching, now's a great time to answer all your burning questions!

Please RSVP to the

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about 2 years ago

Hack My Ride Beacons Virtual Q&A 8/6 10-11 am

Aug 6 Webinar

Have you signed up for our livestreamed beacons Q&A webinar on Thursday August 6 from 10-11 a.m. PDT?

Please RSVP to the meetup now so you'll receive updates about the Q&A. Invite your team, friends, classmates or colleagues via email and social media!

VTA, Microsoft Silicon Valley and beacon manufacturer Kontakt.io will be hosting this webinar to answer your questions about the Bluetooth beacons we’re testing and generally about Hack My Ride 2.0. With less than two months left to submit an app to our $30,000 app challenge, we're also interested in hearing what you’re working on!

• We’ll also answer questions…

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about 2 years ago

Answering Some Common Hack My Ride 2.0 Questions

Survey

Please fill out this short survey to help us understand what you’re working on and how we can help. Don’t worry, you won’t have to spill any trade secrets, and we’ll keep your responses between you and VTA unless you give us permission to share.

Does My App Have to Be in the App Store?

No, you are not required to make your app available to the public via a website or app store, so you don't need to worry about allowing time for the app to go through the stores' approval process. Please see section 4 of the

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over 2 years ago

Live beacon Q&A TODAY, July 22 noon to 1 pm

We hope you'll join VTA today, July 22, from noon to 1 p.m. for our livestreamed virtual Q&A about the beacons we're testing in our system as part of our Hack My Ride 2.0 app challenge.

We'll have a representative of the manufacturer of the beacons we're testing, Kontakt, and VTA representatives who can answer technical questions, suggest use cases, and help you develop the best app challenge submission possible.

RSVP here to attend in person or watch the live stream, which you'll find on the meetup event. Thank you in advance for your patience if there are technical difficulties, sound/audio…

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over 2 years ago

Live Beacon Q&A July 22

VTA will be hosting and LIVESTREAMING a live Q&A on Wednesday July 22 from noon to 1 p.m. to answer your questions about the Bluetooth beacons we’re testing and generally about Hack My Ride 2.0. With less than two months left to submit your app at that point, we’ll also be interested in hearing what you’re working on!

If you haven't registered for Hack My Ride 2.0, learn more and sign up today at hackmyride2.challengepost.com.

Please RSVP to the meetup via the links below so you'll receive updates about the Q&A. Invite friends, classmates or colleagues via email and social…

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over 2 years ago

Test Beacons Installed at Great America Transit Center

To help you test your app if it works with beacons, VTA has installed a test deployment of 10 beacons at the Great Mall Transit Center in Milpitas. Click here for the location of these beacons and a photo of each. You can access these beacons, which only broadcast their device ID at this point, using the API key above.

Please go out to the transit center to test how your app interacts with the beacons, and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions by emailing social@vta.org.


over 2 years ago

Resources to Help You Hack Your Ride

Hack My Ride 2.0 offers you $30,000 in prizes and a challenge: create technology with the potential to transform how we get around in Silicon Valley. VTA is asking you to build working apps and tools that will make it easier for people to plan trips, connect with their surroundings, and enrich their transportation experience.

This is a three-month online app challenge open to anyone in the world with a great idea and the talent to execute it.

If you missed our kickoff hackathon at The Tech Museum of Innovation on June 6, you also missed a great opportunity to…

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