FAQ's & answers.
What is the Agenda for the Event?
RivCodes Hack Agenda: 2014
June 28, 2014 8:00am to 9:00 pm
8:00 Sign-in / Breakfast provided by Cisco
9:00 Welcome and Overview
9:15 Introductions and Pitches
9:30 Form Teams
10:00 Hacking Starts
12:00 Lunch provided by Dell
1:00 Hacking Continues
5:00 Dinner provided by Motorola
9:00 RCIC closes for the night
June 29, 2014 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
7:00 RCIC opens
9:00 Hacking Stops
9:15 Presentations (3 minutes each)
11:00* Judges Deliberate
11:30 Winners Announced
*depending on number of presentations
How do I join in?
You must register at our eventbrite site (press register tab or click on this: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/rivcodes-hackathon-2014-tickets-11632899315). You also need to register on our ChallengePost site: http://rivcodes2014.challengepost.com/ .
Where will the event be held?
The RivCodes 2014 Hack-a-thon will be held at the Riverside County Innovation Center, 3450 14th Street. Riverside. CA 92501 Parking for the event is located at the back of the building – enter from Olivewood and Kane
Will food be provided?
Yes; Breakfast on Saturday will be provided by Cisco, Lunch on Saturday will be provided by Dell, and Dinner on Saturday will be provided by Motorola. A light continental breakfast will be provided on Sunday. Drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the event.
Do I have to bring my own laptop?
Yes; unfortunately, we can’t provide computers. Please bring anything you’ll need to code, build a presentation, video, etc. (though it’s fine if you share equipment with a teammate).
Do I have to be an Riverside County resident?
No; everyone is welcome BUT, you must register to attend. Registration information is at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rivcodes-hackathon-2014-tickets-11632899315
What’s the cost?
Is there a limited number of seats?
Yes; 100 is the maximum number of seats for this event.
I am not sure what kind of program to write – can you give me a hint?
We are going to be describing some of the County challenges and will ask the participants to solve them with their creativity and tools based on the available data. So, that allows the programmer to decide what product to use – we are not providing any hardware or software, just the data and API’s ( ability to connect to our data). You can also decide if you want to design a web or mobile app then show what you have created to the judges by using via ChallengePost site http://rivcodes2014.challengepost.com/ .
What APIs will be available?
There will be opendata API's from ESRI and Socrata that were previously unavailable. We will also have Syncano's API available for your use. Learn more about the ESRI, Socrata and Syncano API's (ESRI developer info https://developers.arcgis.com/en/ , Socrata developer info http://dev.socrata.com/ and Syncano's developer info https://syncano.zendesk.com/hc/en-us )
Where Can I get more information on Getting Started with Syncano?
How to Reach us:
Reach us at RivCodesInfo@rivcoit.org or www.facebook.com/rivcodes