BridgeSF Disrupting Mobility Hackathon
The BRIDGE SF 2016 UC Berkeley Hackathon explores how Shared Automated Electric and Connected (SECA) vehicles will impact the way people and goods move within a city. Participants will be asked to define and solve these challenges:
- How will SECA vehicles impact residents, commuters and businesses?
- Can SECA vehicles better serve the underserved?
- Will SECA vehicles lead to greater safety?
- What about adapting to new or unpredictable changes including emergencies?
- How can multiple shared services work together?
- How can multi-modal integration be achieved between various public and private transportation modes?
This 48-hour Hackathon is open to university students and professionals. Participants are welcome to join from academia, government, and industry. We invite participants from the U.S. and abroad to attend this event. You can sign-up as a team (2 to 4 people) or register alone. Participants registering alone will be organized into small teams at the start of the event.
Teams should model the impact of SECA vehicles on traffic, the environment, safety, etc. These include EV carsharing, taxis, public transit vehicles, and delivery vehicles taking into account the need for charging solutions.
Your team’s creative output could be in the form of mock-ups, working prototypes, virtual models (animation, video), graphics (renderings, infographics), simulation models, and business and operational models. Participants are welcome to bring any additional hardware, software, or other materials and components to the Hackathon.
Each team will present their concepts to a panel of expert judges at the end of the Hackathon starting at 2pm Sunday, September 4th. The judges will evaluate your project based on its value-add to the end users including research academics and institutions; developers and planning departments; and to the general public especially in regards to:
- Improved Travel Times
- Accessibility (Seniors, Disabled)
- Economic Benefits (Jobs, Productivity)
- Scalability, Open Source Design and User Interface
- Environmental Impact.
Winner of the Hackathon will be awarded a Microsoft BizSpark membership.
Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps startups succeed by giving free access to Microsoft Azure cloud services, software and support. BizSpark members receive five Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN subscriptions, each with a $150 monthly Azure credit. This totals $750/month across all five developers to spend on Azure services. Azure works with Linux and familiar open source technologies such as Ruby, Python, Java and PHP. BizSpark is available to startups that are privately held, less than 5-years-old and earn less than $1M in annual revenue.
They will also receive tickets to BRIDGE SF's Thought-Leadership Panels on Thursday, September 8th @ the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Winners will also present at the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) conference Friday, September 23rd in San Francisco.
This event is possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.
Are you interested in sponsoring the event? Here are our sponsorship levels. All help is appreciated.
Saturday, September 3
8:00-9:00am Registration + Breakfast
9:00am-10:00am Opening remarks and introductions,
9:00am-12:00pm Group work, mentoring
1:00pm-6:30pm Group work
Sunday, September 4
9:00-1:00pm Finalize Projects
2:00-5:00pm Presentations and Judging
5:00-6:00pm Awards and closing