On Saturday May 9th, the OpenGov Hub will host The DC Mayor's Transportation Hackathon and Policy Jam. This event, organized by the DC Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, the District Department of Transportation, Code for DC, the Aspen Institute, OpenGov Hub, and the Internet Association , will convene civic hackers, transportation geeks, urban planners, academics, entrepreneurs, and advocates. Participants will brainstorm and code their way to fresh insights about DC's transportation ecosystem and what it should look like in the 21st century. This event is part of innoMAYtion - Mayor Bowser’s pioneering month-long initiative highlighting innovative programs that create jobs, engage residents, position the District as a hub of innovative activity and open pathways to the middle class.
The Mayor's Transportation Hackathon and Policy Jam will catalyze dialog about transportation policy and services as well as provide an opportunity for hacking on sticky technical and user experience issues facing the system today. Participants will collaborate in three areas:
Streetcar mobile ticketing/enforcement applications
Transit data visualization and digital storytelling with a focus on underserved neighborhoods
Trip planning usability and development with a focus on physical accessibility
DC needs your help. Please join us and contribute your experience and expertise to the future of transportation in our city!