over 3 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, don't stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow makers.

over 3 years ago

How-To Submit Your Projects on Sunday

Hey Hackers!

We want to share some important instructions on how-to submit your projects this Sunday. We're using ChallengePost to showcase all your projects and support the judging.

You need to Submit your projects here on ChallengePost before the submission deadline. On Oct. 26, Submissions begin at 12 p.m. and end at 3 p.m. 

Here's what you do:

1) Have EVERY person on your team click "Register for this hackathon" here on ChallengePost (It will require you create ChallengePost accounts, which is quick.)

2) One person from each team will Enter a Submission (which is a button you'll see after…

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over 3 years ago

Prizes, Eats and Teams...

We're only six days from Hack4Reno 2014. How's everyone feeling? Ready to build some cool sh*t? Good!

In the interest of openess and transparency, here are some specifics that have been locked down for the event:


Raffle Prizes: We'll be giving away some neat raffle prizes at the event, like: a Pinoccio Kit (sponsored by Pinoccio), a $100 Amazon Gift Card (sponsored by Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency) and Reno Collective Cafe Memberships. 

Best Use of City Data (sponsored by Accela): Tessel Master Pack (enough good stuffs to go around for all team members) and Accela Swag 

Best in…

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over 3 years ago

Add your ideas to the 'Discussions' section

Hey Hack4Reno Peeps,

Post your Hack4Reno idea to the 'Discussions' section by Oct. 20. Stuffs to include:


  • What will you create during the event? (ie. functioning application, demo video, etc.)
  • Platform(s) your project will be built on.
  • Type of datasets you will need.
  • Skillsets you need to complete your team.
  • Are there examples of your idea on GitHub or somewhere else? Please provide a link.



over 3 years ago

New Prizes Announced!

Check out the new prizes sponsored by Accela and Noble Studios: 

Best Use of City Data

Tessel Hackathon Pack:
5 Tessels
2 Accelerometer Modules
3 Ambient Modules
1 Audio Module
2 Bluetooth Low Energy Modules
2 Camera Modules
2 Climate Modules CK, wi
1 Infrared Module 
1 Relay Module
1 RFID Module
2 Servo Modules

Best in Show

$100 Amazon Gift Cards for each team member
Noble Studios Swag

Prize sponsored by Noble Studios

over 3 years ago

What to Bring

Don't forget to sign up if you're bringing snacks for everyone:)


  • Your laptop and its power cord

  • Chargers for your devices

  • A 2nd monitor

  • Your phone

  • A cup and/or mug


  • Water, soda, etc.

  • Snacks

over 3 years ago

Links, References and Resources

What is Open Government?

Whitehouse.gov : Open Government Directive

The three principles of transparency, participation, and collaboration form the cornerstone of an open government. Transparency promotes accountability by providing the public with information about what the Government is doing. Participation allows members of the public to contribute ideas and expertise so that their government can make policies with the benefit of information that is widely dispersed in society. Collaboration improves the effectiveness of Government by encouraging partnerships and cooperation within the Federal Government, across levels of government, and between the Government and private institutions.


City APIs

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