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Longmont Hackathon Videos: App Presentations, Awards Ceremony and Interviews

Payton Peterson of PCProVideo was a great help during our Longmont Hackathon. He and his team setup their equipment at Skyline High School to live stream our event and also record videos of the app presentations, the awards ceremony and took time to walk around and conduct various interviews with hackathon committee staff, a few council members and developers.

To view a specific video clip, click on “Playlist LongmontHackathon (13 videos)” and you’ll see more options or visit the City’s Youtube Channel.

8 Apps Win 9 Awards at this Weekend’s Longmont Hackathon Event

Longmont Hackathon Group Photo

Group photo from the Longmont Hackathon. Several of our Sponsors, City Council Members, Committee staff, and developers who won awards for their applications.

 

Jackson Roberts Receiving 1st Place Award from Council Memacber Gabe Santos

Jackson Roberts Receiving 1st Place Award from Council Memacber Gabe Santos

Jackson Roberts with Sarah Levison

Jackson Roberts with Council Member Sarah Levison

Jackson Roberts with Sandi Seader

Jackson Roberts being congratulated by Assistant City Manager Sandra Seader.

The first Longmont Civic Hackathon event held this weekend has come to a successful close. The event, held over the course of 3 days, began Friday evening and ended Sunday afternoon. During the event we checked-in 56 people, of those were 10 Adult developers and 11 Youth developers (most, if not all, were from St. Vrain Valley School District).

There were eight (8) different apps that were show and many were completed to a point that they were able to be demonstrated to the audience. Amazingly, all 8 apps won an award, and one app, Civic Engage won two awards. The first place award went to the event’s youngest developer, Jackson Roberts for his Longmont Events app. Congratulations to all who won.

  • Wester Digital Sponsor Award – Best Civic Hackathon App
    • 1st Place – $1,500
      Winning App:  Longmont Events by Jackson Roberts
    • 2nd Place – $750
      Winning App: Take Out The Trash by Nick Galbraith
    • 3rd Place – $500
      Winning App: Civic Engage by Andy Corliss
  • City Council’s Choice Apps (2 Awards)$250 for each team member or individual, Winning App: Story Boxes by Dixon Dick$250 for each team member or individual, Winning App: Open Bike by Mike Lockwitz “Open Bike Mike”
  • City Manager’s Choice App $100$100 for each team member or individual Winning App: Find A Fire Hydrant by Sean Helvey

 

  • ESRI Sponsor Award – Best Use of their API $1,000
    Winning App: Longmont MultiTool /Winning Team: Captain Falcon (Seth Hovestol, Cameron Taylor, Tim Finnegan, Nicholas Sellers, Garrett Olin, Lauren Jury, David Bocim, Tyler Dow, Julia Milan)Honorable Mention: Story Boxes by Dixon Dick
  • Constant Contact Sponsor Award – Best Use of their API $100
    Winning App: Civic Engage by Andy Corliss

New Live Stream of the Hackathon Event

If we’re not broadcasting live, please choose from the “select playlist” dropdown “Longmont Hackathon 2013″ to see previously recorded shows.

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City Uploads More Data Sets for Longmont Hackathon Event

The Longmont Hackathon Event is almost here. For several weeks now, city staff have been working on identifying, collecting, and publishing numerous data sets for use by the developers who will be attending the event and looking for data to use in their apps.

There are now a total of 25 data sets published and ready for use on OpenColorado.org. The city is one of several participating organizations using this free resource to provide open access to government information.

Out of the 25 data sets that Longmont has uploaded to OpenColorado.org, 20 of those have links to the REST Services which are directly connected to the City’s GIS data which resides on ArcGis.com. To access these ArcGIS Map services directly, visit the City of Longmont area on OpenColorado.org at http://data.opencolorado.org/group/city-of-longmont or on ArcGIS.com at http://www.arcgis.com/home/search.html?q=longmonthackathon&t=content.

 

Skyline High School Map Location and Directions

If you are driving into Longmont, we have provided you directions and an image of the Skyline property so you will know where to park and which entrance to use when you arrive.

There is a large parking lot on the East side of the building. There is a one-way entrance on the far East to enter into the parking lot. The main entrance to the building is on the West side of the parking lot.

Get directions via a Google Map Link to 600 East Mountain View Avenue, Longmont, CO

Click to view a larger image map.

Skyline High School Map

Skyline High School Map

Updated List of Data Sets, APIs Now Available

The City has been working on uploading various data sets to ArcGIS.com and on OpenColorado.org. We have several data sets uploaded now in both areas and will be adding more over the next few days.  Not all of our data will be accessible through an API, but we do have quite a few. To see our listing, please visit http://longmonthackathon.com/data-sets/ for details.