Urban Data Hackathon

Will you be the one to visualize a real-time data stream display on Market Street? Join a one-day hackathon to find the team up to the task.

Event Details


swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


February 22, 2014 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-07:00)

As smart cities and the Internet of Things become a reality, certain questions emerge: What data is important? Who is watching? How can we make sense of real-time data streams? To address these, swissnex San Francisco, the Berkeley Center for New MediaGray AreaArup, and Rebar host a one-day hackathon led byprocessing.org’s Casey Reas to develop a real-time data visualization for San Francisco’s Market Street.

Teams have just 12 hours to conceive and execute a visualization based on real-time data, and the winning project will receive support for developing the public display. Apply here to participate!

The hackathon is part of the Urban Data Challenge, an initiative of Gray Area, Lift, and swissnex San Francisco. Last year, the Challenge explored open data and public transportation across three cities. In 2014, we take it one step further with real-time data.

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