Photos: Discover SF: Tourism Hackathon

  •  Apr 19, 2013
  •  Gray Area Photos

Discover SF: Tourism Hackathon

What are the ways location aware data and technologies can be used to make it easy and exciting to discover the places, people, events, and history of San Francisco? How can we mash-up spatial data on San Francisco landmarks, parks, trails, restaurants, and retail stores with temporal data on local events, transit times, and weather conditions to allow people to explore the city in ways they never have before?

The Discover SF Challenge brings community stakeholders and the best developers, designers, and entrepreneurial business minds together with an amazing array of location-based data sources to solve some of San Francisco’s neighborhood exploration challenges.

The event began the evening of April 19th at Airbnb‘s Headquarters. Participants learned about the challenges of neighborhood exploration, discovered resources, and began imagining solutions. Then they returned early Saturday morning to form teams and dive into a full day of prototyping. The was an opportunity to develop location-aware apps with Esri‘s new geotrigger platform (previously Geoloqi). In addition, an array of neighborhood and tourism experts provided strategic guidance. Finally, a judging ceremony awarded prizes for the best prototypes.