about 1 year ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the Ford Mexico Smart Journey 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.


about 1 year ago

Public voting is now open

It's your turn to pick the Popular Choice award winner! Browse the Ford Mexico Smart Journey 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.


about 1 year ago

5 hours left to submit!

Mexico City mobility innovators: if you're planning to enter the hackathon and haven't yet submitted your app, this is your last-minute reminder. You have until 5pm ET today to enter the competition. (See what time that is where you live.)

You can submit your application here. Good luck!

Questions? We're standing by to help!

If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond promptly.


about 1 year ago

Final call: Submissions close on Tuesday!

Just a final shout-out that you have three days remaining in the Ford Mexico Smart Journey hackathon. Submissions are due August 2 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. You can also post a question in the hackathon Slack channel.


about 1 year 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 data-powered multi-modal transit app for Mexico City. Submissions are due August 2 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you’re new to submitting a project on Devpost, or just need a refresher, we’ve got a handy step-by-step video guide to using the hackathon submission form.

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. You can also post a question in…

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about 1 year ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to use public and private data to build a multi-modal transit app that helps Mexico City residents choose the best route to their destination.

Submissions are due August 2 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the quick-start guide and draw some inspiration from the competition resources.

You can also check out our video tutorial on how to use the hackathon submission form.

Submission checklist

Before…

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about 1 year ago

2 months of OpenShift to host your mobility app

Hi Mexico City mobility hackers,

We know you’re working extremely hard to get your multi-modal transit solutions ready by August 2, and we’d like to help out by giving you an easy (and free) way to host your app. With that in mind, we’ve partnered with Red Hat to offer 60-day free trials of OpenShift Online (Next Gen), Red Hat’s cloud development platform, to all Ford Mexico Smart Journey registrants.

If you haven’t already figured out a way to host and deploy your app, this could be a great solution for you. To get your free OpenShift trial, please…

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about 1 year ago

Three weeks to go — start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in the Ford Mexico Smart Journey hackathon! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due August 2 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.

Never submitted a project on Devpost before? Take a look at our step-by-step video guide on how to use the hackathon submission form.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have…

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about 1 year ago

Drop into SinTráfico office hours tomorrow @ 4pm

Quick reminder that we’re holding a tech webinar tomorrow, July 12, @ 4pm ET to demo the SinTráfico API and answer your questions. SinTráfico CTO Francisco Valez and Devpost’s Serena Pietruszka will co-host.

RSVP for the webinar here.

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.


about 1 year ago

SinTráfico demo & QA Tuesday 7/12

Hola CDMX mobility hackers,

Next Tuesday, July 12, @ 4pm ET, we’ll be hosting a live webinar with the CTO of SinTráfico, Francisco Valdez. Francisco will demo the SinTráfico API and answer any questions you have about the API or platform.

We’ll also do a brief review of the competition requirements and explain how the Devpost submission form works.

Register for the webinar here.

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.


about 1 year ago

One month left – start your submission

There’s one month remaining in the Ford Mexico Smart Journey hackathon! Submissions are due August 2 before 5pm ET.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a great way to make sure that your solution 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? We’ve got one right here!

Prepare your video

Don’t forget: your submission…

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about 1 year ago

Re-pensando la ciudad event in Mexico City 7/7

Hola desarolladores,

Our friends at the Observatorio del derecho a la vivienda (Monitoring Center on Housing Rights) are hosting an awesome civic hacking event next Thursday, July 7, in Mexico City. Here are the details:

What: Networking event for civil organizations & hackers focused on city / transport / housing and shared development tools and digital platforms.

When: Thursday, July 7, 2016 @ 7pm

Where: Laboratorio para la Ciudad, Tlaxcoaque 8, 2o Piso, Cuauhtémoc, Centro, 06090 Ciudad de México, D.F.

Who: Speakers from Ford Mexico, ITDP, Embarq Mexico, Centro Mario Molina, and Wikipolítica

RSVP: https://socialspeeddating.splashthat.com/

The event…

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about 1 year ago

SinTráfico API access & prize

We’re excited to be partnering with Mexican mobility company SinTráfico, which is offering free access to its APIs and developer tools for the duration of the competition.

SinTráfico monitors every aspect of city mobility: speeds and congestion in streets and roads, weather, public transport, parking and meters, carpooling — even bicycles. Their API provides data on real-time routing, considering distances, time, and cost of travel; multi-modal routing; historic mobility data; vehicular flow for an intersection or location; traffic incidents; and more.

The winner of the SinTráfico API Award (awarded to the highest-scoring application to integrate and use the SinTráfico API)…

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over 1 year ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on building your multi-modal Mexico City transit app, 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 (or app idea) is awesome. You can get into the details of how it works later on in the…

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over 1 year ago

Welcome from judge José Ramón Zavala

Hola, Mexico City transit data hackers!

One of our judges, José Ramón Zavala, is the creator, broadcaster, and director of Autos y Más, a program that combines radio, television, social networks, and the Internet. Autos y Más is aimed at lovers of the automotive world, and has enjoyed 16 successful years on the air. Zavala is also editor of the automotive supplement for El Financiero, Mexico’s daily business newspaper.

Zavala shared his thoughts on why this competition stands to make such a big impact:

The Ford Mexico Smart Journey hackathon immediately attracted my attention. As a media host…

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over 1 year ago

Quick-start guide

Welcome to the Ford Mexico Smart Journey hackathon! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to get started building your multi-modal transportation app. Submissions are due August 2, 2016, at 5pm ET.

  1. Plan your attack. Visit the resources page for background on Mexico City’s transportation issues, links to public and private data sources, optional mobility tech tools like OpenXC and SinTráfico, and testing resources.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and familiarize yourself with the submission requirements. This will give…

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