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'Hack My City'

October 7 – 9, 2022

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ABOUT OUR HACKATHON

The Tech Hub Hackathon is an overnight event where participants form teams, vet ideas, create a project, then present their work to an expert panel of judges.

Teams will consist of developers, designers, project managers, and entrepreneurs, with successful teams having a mix of these areas of expertise and winners walking away with a combination of cash and in ­kind prizes!

Our theme this year is ‘Hack My City‘ with each project addressing issues faced by our local cities/counties/municipalities including, but not limited to fiscal difficulties, crowding, housing, traffic, pollution, public education, and crime. . Teams will collaborate to build a solution to support our local South Florida people and communities. 

+ YOU WILL

  • Learn new skills and help grow your confidence

 

  • Connect with other tech professionals

 

  • Build a solution to support our community

 

  • Have fun enjoying a weekend of tech and innovation!

Friday @ 5:30PM

Virtual Kickoff and Team Forming

Saturday @ 8AM

Hacking Officially Begins

Sunday @ 8AM

Presentations, Judging, Awards

First Place

$2,500 Cash Prize

Second Place

$1,500 Cash Prize

Third Place

$1000 Cash Prize

What does “Hack My City” mean?

Often referred to as  “civic hacking,” we will work on finding creative solutions for civic problems, or issues relating to the duties or activities of people in relation to their town, city, or local area. We often focus on the technical side of things, but that is by no means the only approach, and the best solution often changes from issue to issue. Civic hackers often work with the local government and/or community organizations.

If you’re new to civic hacking and aren’t sure where to start, we have a few ideas from Code for America.

FAQ

What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is a competition where participants form teams, work intensively on a project, create a solution, and then pitch their ideas to judges.

What makes it unique?

This Hackathon is intended to serve our diverse community here in South Florida by giving our attendees a common goal to work towards that benefits the entire region.

How does it work?

First you register, then form a team at the kickoff, build your solution with the help of our technical coaches, and lastly present to a panel of judges.

What do I need?

A laptop, headphones, phone and laptop charger, a great attitude and creative mind, a strong cup of coffee (or tea, whatever you prefer), and a strong team. Oh, and we recommend a sleeping bag, pillow or blanket if you plan on spending the night.

What’s provided?

Event venue and virtual communication platforms, technical and pitch coaching, brekfast, lunch and dinner, and a hackathon swag that includes awesome t-shirt, hackathon tips guide and fun promotional items! ASL interpretation is also provided.

Do I have to be a developer?

Definitely not! We welcome designers, writers, creatives, data scientists, project managers, community organizers and anyone with an idea to participate. To be successful, a civic hacking team needs people with many different skills.

The Rules

Code of Conduct

Judges

Raheem Seecharam

Raheem Seecharan

Director of IT @ City of Hollywood

Kiran Singh

Data Analytics & Data Science Leader at NextEra Energy Resources

Jonathan Sanchez

Software Engineer at City Furniture @ CITY Furniture

Maria Hernandez

Innovation Strategist @ City of Boca Raton

Tahl Milburn

Gentleman Technologist. Thoughtful Investor. Startup Advisor.

Martha Rios

BCEx Entrepreneurship Specialist @Broward College

Speakers

Josh Levy

Mayor Josh Levy

Mayor @ City of Hollywood

Andrew Parry

VP of Application Development & Support @ Office Depot

2018 IT Lead Team in Juno Beach, Fla., on October 3, 2018.

Ashish Gupta

VP & CIO @ NextEra Energy

Coaches

Damián Montero

Tech Lead @ JM Family Enterprises

Rebecca Bakels

Software Engineer @ CITY Furniture

Todd Albert

Founder & Lead Instructor @ Boca Code

Barbara Cevieux

Business Services Manager, Tech & Construction @ CareerSource Broward

Esteban Motran

Branding & UX Design and Art Director @ Pear to Pear Design

Dr. Edwin Hernandez

Founder & CTO @ EGLA Communications and Technology Incubator, Eglavator

Organizing Committee

Parry - Palm Beach Tech Association 2019 Board of Directors

Andy Parry

VP of Application Development @ Office Depot

Grace Kurian

Grace Kurian

Senior Director of IT – Nuclear @ NextEra Energy

Dawn Riziti

Sr Program Manager, Product & Technology @ Varis

Jose Delgado

Developer @ Office Depot and Data Analytics Masters Students @ FAU

Kara Fuller

Innovation Program Manager @ Florida Power & Light

Glen Benjamin

Community Account Manager @ LAN Info Tech

Matthew Kupstas

Sr. Software Development Manager, Product & Technology @ Varis

Kelly Boyle

Senior VP & Financial Advisor @ Boyle, Torres and Associates at Ameriprise Financial Services, LLC

Jason Price

Agile Leader @ NextEra Energy

Nadia Volkova

Programs & Events Coordinator @ Tech Hub

Ashton Adler

Director of Talent & Policy @ Tech Hub

Nikki Cabus

CEO @ Tech Hub

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