City of Calgary Hackathon

May 24, 2015

192 Collective Hours of Hacking for a Better YYC

Quadrus was a proud sponsor and participant of the inaugural City of Calgary Hackathon, where teams were challenged to use The City’s open data catalogue to create websites or applications to benefit Calgarians.

After Mayor Nenshi officially kicked off the event on the evening of Friday May 24th, 14 teams – made up of entrepreneurs, creatives, developers, project managers, business-modellers, researchers and data specialists spent the next 36 rigorous hours brainstorming, planning, programming and finally pitching their ideas to a panel of judges.

Team Quadrus pitched a GPS-enabled website, Where 2 Go YYC, designed to connect Calgarians of all ages and interests – young, older, single, married, with kids or without – to events, ad-hoc sports games, parks and recreation, meet-ups, points of interest and other City amenities – in the user’s immediate vicinity as well as other areas of the city, searchable by neighbourhood. The site is not live, but we may make the final tweaks necessary to meet our almost ridiculously high standards and take it online in the future. Stay tuned.

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