Smart Columbus hosts hackathon, using Big Data to brainstorm apps to feed the hungry, make traffic safer

Smart Columbus is paging software developers, hardware tinkerers and just plain people with good ideas to harness troves of public and private data to make roads safer and get surplus food to households facing hunger.

Next weekend’s Smart City Hackathon follows the standard format: Attendees show up with or without a fully formed idea, choose one to pursue after an initial round of pitches, form teams and get building. Although the initiative’s central data pool is not yet built, there will be sample sets of historical data on which to test prototype software and apps.

Click here to read the complete article. Story excerpt provided by Columbus Business First. Written by Carrie Ghose. Originally published May 10, 2018.

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