TiE Smart Cities Virtual Hackathon Focuses on Waste, Water and Parking
TiE Silicon Valley’s Smart Cities Virtual Hackathon is now underway through January 31.
Hackathon participants will be writing software apps that solve some of the biggest problems facing urbanization today, including smart parking, waste disposal management, and water access management. They will be competing against teams from across the world to solve important real-world problems and will have a chance to win $5,000 and a free pass to TiEcon.
This initiative was created to foster innovation that improves the quality of urban services, reduces the cost of providing these services, creates efficient resource utilization, and helps improve the quality of life of citizens. In addition, TiE has partnered with some notable companies, including the following: Rwanda ICT Chamber, SF Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, IBM Bluemix, San Jose State University, UCSB, NASSCOM and Ripple VC, among many others.