We are now just two weeks away from the Hack the Commute Championship Round. The event will take place in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at City Hall at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available now at commutechampions.brownpapertickets.com.
We will get a closer look at Hackcessible, Slugg, and WorkOrbit. Their work will be judged by an all-star team of judges, including:
- Kurt DelBene, Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Planning at Microsoft, and most recently Senior Advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, leading improvements to Healthcare.gov.
- Brian Ferris, engineer at Google, working on Google Transit, and the lead developer for OneBusAway
- Kate Joncas, Deputy Mayor of Operations for the City of Seattle and the former President and CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association
- Scott Kubly, Director of Seattle’s Department of Transportation and the former director of Alta Bike Share
- Jessica Szelag, Executive Director of Commute Seattle.
At this stage, the primary criterion is whether the judges want to see the City and other actors invest resources to keep this project going. We ask the judges to evaluate this by considering the following three issues:
Are the stakeholder relationships in place? Who is going to own the project? Where does it live moving forward?
Does this work? What dependencies does it have on the data sets and other external products? Has any progress been made on the non-technical front?
- VALUE TO THE PUBLIC
How well does this tool meet the needs of Seattle’s citizens? We are looking for tools that can impact overall commute frustrations, alleviate bottlenecks, or make commuting easier for underserved populations?
We hope to see you there!