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WHAT IS MOTOR CITY HACK?
WSU's Motor City Hack is the Hackathon hosted by the WSU's Industrial & Systems Engineering Department, Computer Science, Public Health, Urban Studies, College of Engineering, Mike Ilitch School of Business and Industry partner HERE Technologies. It is 100% free of charge, $$ Prizes $$. This year, Motor City Hack plans to host up to 150 participants in person.
WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
In-Person! This will be hosted in the Wayne State University's modern and recently renovated Student Center Building starting Wednesday, May 4th in the morning through Thursday, May 5th in the morning. Judging and closing ceremony will occur before 1pm on May 5th. 24-hours of Nonstop hacking adventures! You will be submitting on Devpost, so make sure you are registered to this hackathon on Devpost, or you will not be able to submit your hard work!
|Activity||Dates & Time||Location|
|Registration & Team Sign Up Opens||March 7th @ 9:00AM||On Devpost|
|Pitching & Team Formation||In Advance||Online|
|Registration Closes||May 3rd @ 12:00PM||On Devpost|
|Opening Ceremony & Introductions||May 4th @ 9:00AM||SCB - Room 285|
|Hacking Begins||May 4th @ 9:30AM||SCB - Rooms 010, Hilberry C, and Hilberry D|
|Hacking Ends||May 5th @ 9:30AM||SCB - Rooms 010, Hilberry C, and Hilberry D|
|Pitching Practice Begins||May 5th @ 9:30AM||SCB - Rooms 010, Hilberry C, and Hilberry D|
|Presentations & Judging||May 5th @ 10:00AM-12:00PM||SCB - Room 285|
|Winners & Prizes Announced||May 5th @ Noon||SCB - Room 285|
**This schedule is estimated and is subject to change. Schedule details will be sent to registrants selected to participate.
What to Build
Join HERE Technologies & Wayne State University alongside the City of Detroit and the Southeast Michigan Council of Government on a 2-day Motor City Hackathon to showcase how location technology and innovation can work together to improve the Mobility, Health and the Well-Being of society.
Our communities and the way we move have changed substantially in the past 2 years and as a result we can all benefit from improving our Mobility, Health and Well-being.
We want enthusiastic and innovative teams to come together to use location technology to build useful apps and solutions that
- Improve personal and corporate Mobility in the Motor City or other urban areas
- Support personal and societal health and well-being
Solutions may include but not be limited to helping with Mobility for various populations, assist in accessing healthcare and fitness facilities for physical and psychological health and well-being, address the future of Mobility for work, school, or personal usage.
- The 15-Minute City: Putting people at the center of urban transformation
- 15-Minute City Web App leveraging HERE Location Technology Platform
- Effective City Planning with Bicycle and Pedestrian Data from SEMCOG
What to Submit
- Provide a URL to your working prototype.
- Provide a URL to your GitHub code repository. Repository must be public and have an open source license.
- Provide a presentation (3-5 minutes) that demonstrates your project in action. Presentation should include an explanation of how your project leverages location to address one or more community challenges.
- Provide a high-level overview of the tools and devices used within the application.
We recognize that technology alone cannot solve all the challenges of communities, but our hope is that you’ll develop solutions that can help advance community action projects. Once you decide where you want to focus, Wayne State University & Here Technologies are here to enable you to invent with purpose. Location data and technology are critical in achieving these goals. Together, we will develop solutions to many of the biggest challenges facing humanity today.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
AMER Sr Director of Sales, HERE Technologies
AMER Sales Operations Manager, HERE Technologies
Chade Saghir, PhD
Transportation Data Analysis, SEMCOG
VP Foundation Engineering, HERE Technologies
How well did the proposed solution reimagine the impact of location on Mobility, Health and/or Well-being?
How well did the team present their idea or technology?
Potential Community Impact
Could this proposed solution or idea have a large potential community impact?
Does this idea or hack solve a real customer problem and/or demonstrate real business potential for the HERE platform. How viable is the plan to scale or sustain the idea?
Did the team execute code on the HERE platform to move beyond idea to action?
How well is location featured in the proposed idea/solution?