7 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the Ford Go Detroit gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow hackers.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


7 months ago

Finalists chosen!

Thank you so much to everyone who competed in the Go Detroit challenge! We appreciate all the hard work you put in and the thought into helping Detroiters travel safely and efficiently. Ford is extremely impressed with ALL the submissions. At this time, the finalists have been notified by email. Winners will be formally announced on Devpost on April 5th!

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


8 months ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet for your favorite Detroit transit app, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on February 24. Spread the word and if you submitted an app, tell your friends & family to vote for you!

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


8 months ago

The polls are open!

It’s your turn to pick the Popular Choice Award winner! Browse the submission gallery and vote for your favorite Detroit mobility app. If you submitted a project, be sure to spread the word through your social networks, too! The last day to vote is February 24.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


8 months ago

Public voting is now open

It's your turn to pick the Popular Choice award winner! Browse the Go Detroit submission gallery and vote for your favorite app. Be sure to spread the word via your social networks, too!

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


9 months ago

Final call: Submissions close on Tuesday!

 

What will Lady Gaga do to amaze us during halftime on Sunday?

Really hard to say . . . but one thing we *do* know is that this is the final weekend of Go Detroit! Submissions are due Tuesday, February 7, before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

And just in case you need a little added incentive  . . . 

The live judging ceremony for finalists will be March 30, 2017, at the Next Energy Auditorium in Detroit (finalists from other locales can present via video conference), co-hosted by Ford execs and TechStars Mobility.…

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9 months ago

One week to go–the deadline is almost here!

Whew, it’s the home stretch! There’s only one week left to submit your Detroit mobility app. Submissions are due February 7 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


9 months ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to build an app that helps Detroit residents get to all of life’s essential activities (work, school, healthcare, fun) easily and safely. 

Submissions are due February 7 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. (We’ll walk you through our submission form process if you need help.)  And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the quick-start guide and draw some inspiration from the competition resources.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship it!", make sure you run…

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9 months ago

Three weeks to go — start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in the Go Detroit hackathon! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due February 7 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a submission, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the quick-start guide.

You can also get the lowdown on how our submission form works right here.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email…

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10 months ago

One month left–start your submission

There’s one month remaining in the Go Detroit hackathon! Submissions are due February 7 before 5pm ET.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline. Need a primer on how the submission form works? Head over to our submission form tutorial.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget: your submission…

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10 months ago

NEW: Top winners receive mentorship & interviews for Techstars 2017

Christmas is coming early, mobility hackers: we just added a new prize to the Go Detroit awards. In addition to cash prizes, the first, second, and third place winners will also receive interviews for the 2017 Techstars Mobility Accelerator program, as well as two 30-minute mentoring sessions with the Techstars Mobility investment team.

Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit focuses on the rapidly changing mobility and transportation industry. The program looks for software, hardware, and advanced materials businesses across all stages of development — pre-seed, seed, Series A and later. No startup is too far along to see a huge benefit from…

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10 months ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on building apps that will help Detroit residents get around their city safely and easily, but don't forget about your submission video. It's often the first (and sometimes only!) thing that judges and voters review.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does. Here are some tips and a list of screencasting tools:

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app is awesome. You can get into the details of how it works…

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11 months ago

Don’t miss out on Go Detroit community working sessions!

Detroit mobilizers,

Thought you might be interested in these upcoming Detroit tech events:

Detroit community working sessions

Ford is hosting a series of 2-hour Go Detroit Challenge community working sessions over the next two weeks. At each session, you can meet other hackers and mobility designers; work on your software solutions for safe, accessible Detroit transit; and get background on the competition from Ford staffers.

Spots are going fast, so sign up soon:

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11 months ago

Webinar Recording + Go Detroit Challenge community Working Sessions

Thanks to all who joined us during the webinar today! In case you missed it, you can still see what we covered—here's the recording. Lots of good info on competition requirements, submission procedure, and Ford's inspiration for the hackathon, with an overview from Eric Wingfield, Mobility Strategist at Ford. 

We're also super pumped to announce that Ford is hosting Go Detroit Challenge community working sessions that will allow attendees to work together on mobility solutions. During these interactive two hour in-person working session you will work towards mobility solutions in Detroit including safety, access and utilization. Ford is hosting…

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11 months ago

Webinar and Q&A tomorrow 11/29 11am EST / 8am PST

Greetings, Go Detroit hackers! We know you're hard at work on your apps, but we wanted to give you an open forum to ask questions on the Ford Go Detroit Innovation Challenge. 

That's why we're hosting a webinar and Q&A tomorrow, Tuesday November 29, at 11am EST / 8am PST. We'll review the competition requirements and submission procedure, and Ford will do a brief overview of why they're hosting this hackathon. Then we'll open up the floor to your questions!

You can watch the live stream here. If you have a question during the broadcast, just type it in the right-hand chat window…

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12 months ago

Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining Ford’s Go Detroit hackathon! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to get started building an app for safe and efficient Detroit transit. Submissions are due February 7, 2017, at 5pm ET.

  1. Plan your attack. Get some background on the transit issues facing Detroit residents on the background info page, and visit the resources page for traffic, accident, and demographic data; background articles; existing apps; OpenXC drive traces; and more.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and…

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