Hackathon @ Virginia Tech
September 30 - October 2, 2016

100+ Registrants

44 Hours

24 Student Volunteers

10 Corporate Representatives

$2500 in Prizes

90 Burritos

The Challenge
Let's build a smarter digital government. The challenge: Hack the Norm. At Pivot Point we are instituting innovation as the norm. We challenge you to use software to re-imagine and improve current government processes and standards. You have the skills and imagination to help your government operate more efficiently and be more effective. Lets tackle real issues and solve real problems: public housing, money management, accessibility, resource saturation, citizen engagement. Put your skills and creativity to the test. What can you do in a weekend?
Winning Team: UberDonation

Team “UberDonation” utilized the Uber API to allow Uber users to subscribe to a program in which they can automatically designate a portion of their fare to a crowd funded Uber relief account. This account provides Uber funds that would enable voluntary transportation and housing of homeless citizens. This innovative idea applies a small change to a popular, well saturated service to empower people to help those less fortunate.

Prize: $200 per team member
Merch HPE backpacks, HPE coffee tumblers, Towering Tree Camping Hammock, HPE Bluetooth Speakers

*All entries were developed for use as software. Subsequent code developed during the hackathon may be chosen for use by The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Guest Speakers

Matt Welsh, Account Executive at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

John Allie, Technical Director at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Jonathan McCallister, Technical Delivery Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Newbie? No problem. No experience necessary. We welcome anyone looking to challenge themselves and help others.

Pre-registration is now closed

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Virgina Tech Department of Engineering Pamplin Galileo Learning Community at Virginia Tech Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Diversity (CEED) at Virginia Tech Hypatia Learning Community at Virginia Tech The Association for Women in Computing at Virginia Tech