We were proud to sponsor, with AT&T, the DCWeek Hackathon earlier this month. For two days, it brought together some of the area’s best devs, entrepreneurs, designers, and marketers to build something amazing.
The hackathon was part of Digital Capital Week, “DC Week,” an annual week-long festival that brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, developers, designers, and digital communications experts. We hosted more than 200 participants who formed teams and worked through the night to build new apps, new web services, and new businesses… And win some sweet prizes.
IN Executive Director Mark Blafkin was on the judging panel that reviewed more than 20 team submissions and presentations. We offered the winning team a trip to Vegas in January to attend the AT&T Developers Summit and CES.
Who’s headed to Vegas? Kyle Hill and Laura McGuigan, who created GoDC.me. Their creation is a local transit web app that integrates information like schedules and bike availability for Metro, buses, and Capital Bikeshare. (Zipcar, Über, and Car2Go are coming soon!) It’s designed and developed from the ground up to be both more useful and faster than existing native iOS and Android apps, and is provided as a free public service to make transit more useful for everyone in the D.C metro area.
What’s it look like? Using your location data, it shows you…
Nearest Metro stations, which lines go there, and when trains are coming
Nearest Capital Bikeshare stations, and how many bikes and docks are available there:
Plus Metrobus stops nearby, which buses are coming, and when.