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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

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.

 

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.