You sort of expect “techie things” from Midtown, right?
I mean, after all, we are the home to Georgia Tech…and all kinds of cool stuff comes out of Georgia Tech.
So, why not have somebody create some really cool apps for your phone to help you live, work and enjoy Midtown Atlanta? Ahhhh….
Midtown Buzz Mobile Hackathon September 13-14, 2013 at Hypeotamus
Besides having easy-to-use apps to make Midtown Atlanta an even better place to live, work, and play, should we not build them and win some really cool prizes at the same time?
The Midtown Buzz Mobile Hackathon is your chance to build cool apps and compete to win a free stay at the newly renovated Hyatt Midtown, gift certificates to amazing Midtown restaurants, and other goodies. Three prize categories await you:
- Wayfinder – enhance the visitor experience in Midtown as they live, work and play. What are some cool local sites, shops, tours, and other things that make Midtown unique?
- Transportation – make it easeir to travel around Midtown, by foot, bike, or automobile. Where are the bike racks? What is my easiest route through the MARTA stations? What are my parking options?
- Wildcard – propose your own idea or grab some from the idea bank.
Midtown Alliance, Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology, and Hypepotamus are proud to announce the Midtown Buzz Mobile Hackathon, the latest in their collaborative initiative to expand and strengthen Midtown’s flourishing Innovation District.
The Midtown Buzz Mobile Hackathon is the launch event of a six-month initiative to build connected mobile applications to improve and enhance the Midtown experience. All the teams participating (and new teams who emerge along the way) will have the chance to continue their work after the launch hackathon to vie for an even bigger prizes to be awarded in January to those who successfully release their apps to the market.
I might just have to stop in on this event to see who is there, and what comes out of it!