Portland Hackathon

Hackathon http://hackforpdx.org/

Interested in helping to improve our urban areas and even define the city of the future? You have the opportunity to participate in this grand challenge during the second annual National Day of Civic Hacking, a nation-wide event in collaboration with the White House and federal agencies and sponsored by Intel Corporation that brings people together to solve problems in their communities. As part of this event, Portland’s hackathon will focus on better planning of urban areas. Our goal is to imagine new models of innovation, community, and economic development and build them into the development of Zidell Yards on Portland’s south waterfront as a living laboratory to curate tools and ideas for all developing cities. With 33 acres of waterfront property, there is no other city with such a greenfield opportunity to reinvent community development for innovation as a model for other urban areas. Whether you are a community leader, coder, designer, or entrepreneur, you are invited to join us and contribute to the development of tools and ideas to achieve this goal.

There are many ways to participate. You can:

  • Contribute to challenges that imagine the innovation community of the future or design tools to allow community members to participate in the design.
  • Solve problems of urban living, such as parking, access to quality food, wellness, and flexible workspaces
  • Imagine what ‘Return on Community’ might mean for this region and design the devices, data feeds, and analytics that provide real-time feedback on value this community bring to its participants.
  • Bring your own challenge

Awards will be provided to the best projects in each category.

Projects

  • MAVUS: Minimum Adaptable Viable Urban Space

    Planning and development process takes a lot of time and money, installs permanent static uses, and is usually done with input from a limited portion of the community. Solution: Minimum…

    Challenge

    How to catalyze urban development with little money, community feedback, and quickly!

    Event

    Portland Hackathon

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  • Portland Park Bridge

    A park under the Ross Island Bridge similar to the Highline in New York with walking and biking along the waterfront, Tiny Homes, and connection to the new Transit Bridge….

    Challenge

    Hacking Urban Development

    Event

    Portland Hackathon

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  • Trail Editor

    Trailheads, or access points to parks and trails, enables all sorts of valuable geospatial analysis and applications designed to get people outside. Trailhead Editor is a tool that enables someone…

    Challenge

    Event

    Portland Hackathon

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  • Future of South Waterfront

    Southwaterfront.org is a community organization of residents and businesses in the South Waterfront neighborhood of Portland, OR. This portal was created for the community to better come together and advocate…

    Challenge

    Community involvement in local development

    Event

    Portland Hackathon

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