Tampa is full of smart folks with great ideas. The Mayor’s
Hackathon 2012 gives coders, developers, problem-solvers, and
designers the opportunity to help build a better city.
Participants will be given exactly 48 hours to design and build
an internet-based application. For the first time ever, City of
Tampa data will be available in an open data portal for
contestants to incorporate. However, there is no obligation to
use this data. We’re looking for any application that improves
the experience of residents, business owners, or visitors in the
City of Tampa.
Here’s how it is going to work:
Step 1: Register as an individual or part of a team at here:
Step 2: Review the schedule of events prior to the main
Step 3: Show up on June 22 ready to code.
Contest Rules include the following:
- Application submissions can be any form of common
implementation, including websites, widgets, mashups, standalone
applications, applications for mobile devices or targeting other
commonly accessible technologies.
- All non-software content must be licensed under a
Commons or similar license.
- Participant warrants that participant is the original creator
of and/or has all right, title, and interest in and to the
submitted application and that the submitted application does
not and will not infringe any intellectual property rights,
including copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret, or any
other proprietary right.
- Participant agrees to have their application submission be
audited (in whole or in part) by an independent 3rd party as
identified by Sponsor.
- All participants must place their application submission
source code in
GitHub no later than 6 P.M. EST, June, 24, 2012.
- All application submissions must be accessible by the Judges
and Sponsor for the purpose of review.
- Participants must maintain and have their submitted
applications publicly available for three (3) months following
the conclusion of the Contest.
- Submissions must not contain any matter which in the sole
discretion of the Sponsor or Judges is deemed to adversely
affect the public image or reputation of City. Such submissions
will not be accepted and will be disqualified.
- All submissions must not have been entered in any other
competition or violate the rights of other parties. Participant
represents and warrants that the submission is free of any known
virus or malware.
- If any functionality or text of a submission is in a language
other than English, the submission must be accompanied by an
English translation of that text.
- All submissions must be accompanied by a list of third-party
components used in creation of the application (including stock
photos, libraries, ect)
- Teams have exactly 48 hours to develop applications. Prior
work on the application concept is permitted (including paper
and/or digital mockups of the user interface and database entity
diagrams) but no production assets of any kind can be created
until the start of the official competition period on 6 p.m.
June 22, 2012.
Step 3: Submit application by 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012.
All entries must be submitted to City via
- After applications are submitted, contestants will be judged
only on the work completed during the 48 hour period. No
additional features or bugfixes are allowed during this period.
Submission Form must be completed to include:
Full name of participant (s)
Brief description of app
Link to app for testing and judging
Link to source code
Optional: Include a description of how the app meets the judging
criteria; however, this description shall not be included in the
scoring of app submission for Contest award.
For questions or comments
concerning the City of Tampa data catalog, or If you have
suggestions for new datasets or enhancements to existing
send us your
request. (Please provide your email address if you
desire a direct response.)
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