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Longmont Hackathon Video: Overview of the Weekend

Thank you to The Longmont Channel 8 that spent hours at the Hackathon Event recording and capturing the highlights and putting together this wonderful video so we can share them with you.

 

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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We’re Seeking Your App Ideas for our Longmont Hackathon

We are seeking project ideas that will help to create better interfaces to our city government by utilizing the open data sets and provide these ideas to the developers who will be attending.

You can browse the ideas already submitted and vote for your favorite ones or submit your own ideas.

Please visit this link directly to submit and vote on ideas. (This link will open the UserVoice site in a new browser)

If you do not want to create an account at the UserVoice website, you can submit your ideas by using our Contact Us form or call Rigo Leal at 303-651-8840.