Mobility for All Abilities Hackathon - Participant Application
For National Day of Civic Hacking, BetaNYC, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Mayor’s Office of People with Disabilities, NYC Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, and MakerSpace NYC are challenging New Yorkers to reimagine how all people move around our city streets and sidewalks. Join 100 diverse individuals, organizations, and government stakeholders for a day-long mapathon and civic hacking event to improve mobility equity in NYC.
Apply to join a challenge at the Mobility for All Abilities Hackathon!
Want to help build a better protected bike lane network? Are you looking to improve our streets’ safety? Looking to build a better pedestrian routing app? Want to explore inequities within our infrastructure? New to NYC’s civic tech scene and want to learn new tools?
We have a number of exciting challenges to improve mobility around NYC. Apply today and make an impact! Need childcare? We will have free, on site childcare provided by professional sitters.
Cost - No cost, but you must apply and be accepted. Event Date - Saturday, 21 September 2019 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Host and Event Partner- MakerSpaceNYC at Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th St Building B, Unit 1C, Brooklyn, NY 11220 Participation includes: breakfast, lunch, snacks, and on-site childcare!
Who should apply? ANYONE! While several challenges are technical in nature, we invite anyone to join them and pick up new civic tech skills. We have two challenges that are oriented around OpenStreetMaps. These challenges will teach you how to edit and tag maps within a web browser. Others challenges have specific requests for data scientists and analysts, developers, programmers, designers, cartographers, urban planners, data jammers, social justice warriors, and LGBTQ advocates. Review the challenges and select the one that resonates most with you.
What is the application process? Applications are open until Saturday, 14 September at 12:00:00 AM (MIDNIGHT). We will review applications as we receive them and confirm your attendance by email as soon as possible.
Support for this event is provided by: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, NYC Department of Transportation, NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities, MakerSpace NYC, ESRI, Transit Center, People for Bikes, Carbon Black on behalf of CDW.