over 2 years ago

Winners Display

The projects of the winners of the HubHacks 2 Challenge are now on display at two yumbo digital displays in Boston.   You can see them at Fenway Park/Lansdowne Street, the Waterfront (attached to District Hall) through the end of May.

Congratulations to all the teams.

HubHacks 2 City Team


over 2 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow hackers.


over 2 years ago

Announcing Our Finalists

Thanks to everyone who submitted - almost 70 people were involved in the 17 submissions received for HubHacks 2! All the submissions were great, but the following ones stood out from the rest and have been invited to present at Faneuil Hall this Saturday at noon.      In addition to these six, one additional team will also be invited to present as the People's Choice winner. Congratulations to the team behind the Neighborhood Watch application, who will also present…

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over 2 years ago

Final Call!

Get those submissions in - you have until 5 p.m. today!


over 2 years ago

Two Days Left

Just two more days to get your submissions in through the Challenge Post page - we'll be announcing our finalists soon thereafter. Go here to submit, and make sure to upload and link to anything immportant in explaining your submission.

The earlier you get your submission into the system, the earlier you get start earning votes through the People's Choice system! One team with the most People's Choice votes will also be inite to the finals to present at Faneuil Hall and be eligible for the great swag and recognition.


over 2 years ago

Visualize to Get the Prize

With a little less than a week to go, you're probably thinking about the best ways you can present data in order to be in the running for the awesome prizes. Remember - it isn't just a GoPro or a tablet that you could receive, but our best submissions may find themselves installed directly into the Mayor's Dashboard or placed in public areas around town!

The panel of judges will be looking to select finalists based on those that really hit our criteria. As you finalize your projects, remember to keep the following in mind:

 

  • Visualize Effectively - The…

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over 2 years ago

City Hall Office Hours for Hackers!

We hope you are enjoying working on your submissions for the City of Boston's HubHacks2 and that our open data portal is providing you with the ability to get creative!  Check out how the Boston Globe used just one set of data out of our approximate 360 data sets to put together a simple but effective visualization.  Now think about what you can do if you combine multiple sets to create something truly imaginative, innovative, and visually interesting! 

To support your work, the City is hosting office hours at City Hall this Wednesday, March 25, in half-hour increments from 12:00-2:00pm and 5:00-7:00pm. Your team…

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over 2 years ago

Sights and Sounds from Our Kickoff

District Hall Lobby

Those of you joined us definitely got a look at all of the amazing folks running around with cameras and interviewing Hackers in action. If you missed it, well, head on over to our Flickr page to check out all the awesome views of District Hall buzzing last weekend.

Make sure you are following the #HubHacks hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, too! We're pumping even more content and interviews into that channel as well - maybe you'll catch your interview, too!


over 2 years ago

Additional Data and Helping You Get the Data You Need

Hope the hacking is going well!

We are excited about the projects we saw in action last weekend, and because you've been great about sharing and asking questions, we've been able to get more data available to help complete the projects at hand. Those new data sets - focused on tweets created by @notifyboston and mentions of the Twitter account - are now also available to all in the Open Data Portal. 

As a fun FYI, we also wanted to share the data sets that you and your fellow competitors accessed the most:

  1. Parking Tickets - 85 views
  2. MBTA Bus…

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over 2 years ago

Connecting with your Projects

We had an amazing start to our kick-off and the projects are already coming in! As you start to build your teams, we would love if you used the Google Form to offer your current work - it'll help us at the City identify who we need to have ready to get you through any data questions.

You can share your projects, description and teams in a simple form. If you still want to see what others are doing and if there are other teams that may be looking for help, please also check out the live sheet of projects


over 2 years ago

Data Guide, Links and Resources

It's go time! Here is a complete guide to the new data we have just released for HubHacks, as well as a list of other public data sets from the state and beyond, resources, software and other vital information.

Good luck!


over 2 years ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for HubHacks 2 has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.

Thanks,

The HubHacks 2 team


over 2 years ago

Big Prizes for Big Data

The City of Boston is excited that we can recognize the hard work of all of those who are participating in the HubHacks Data Challenge. Not only will there be opportunities to network and work with some of the key decision makers in the city and pickup some great swag from our partners, but thanks to our very generous sponsors, our top teams can also take home some great prizes at the conclusion of the challenge.   Participants who attend on Saturday are just getting started in the two-week data challenge. After you and your team meet, you will have…

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over 2 years ago

Free Training, Software and Resources Throughout HubHacks2

There are endless ways to analyze, collate and visualize data - at this weekend's HubHacks, we are able to offer demonstrations and training on some of the best in the industry offerings when it comes to how you present and understand data.   As you may have already seen, there are a few offerings available to you over the course of HubHacks. Below, please find a description of each software, generously donated by some of our sponsors. You'll also find out more about the optional workshops and what time you can attend each session. Each training last approximately 40 minutes…

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over 2 years ago

Let's Get Ready to Hack: Your Hackathon Checklist

It's almost time - Saturday isn't far now and then we will be all together vizualizing a better Boston at District Hall. A few important reminders! The doors will be open and registration begins at 9:00 a.m. - get there early to network and have some breakfast. Our introduction will then begin at 10:00 a.m. before our brainstorming and hacking start. There will be some optional training workshops following the brainstorm - more information to come on those sessions!

Where's District Hall? Right here, at 75 Northern Ave.

In addition to bringing your best ideas and willingness to say yes to anything,…

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over 2 years ago

Free Access and Training in Data Viz Tools

We are less than a week away from next Saturday's hackathon, and we are excited to announce that several of our sponsors are offering the participants access to some of their best-in-class data tools to help you analyze, code and visualize the sets you can get your hands on. You will be able to gain access to licenses for a month or more to the following programs: Each application is being used by professionals in the industry in different ways, and we hope you find a great use for all…

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over 2 years ago

The Data You'll Get Your Hands On

We are just a little more than a week away from HubHacks 2, and we are excited to see what all of you will have in store! Of course, it may be helpful to know what kind of data you'll get to access and visualize next weekend.   You may have seen the article in the Boston Business Journal earlier this week, which highlighted some of the data sets which are being made available to participants. We are excited to announce even more deep archives of information for you to review, study and analyze - building apps and ideas that…

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