A major 2023 highlight here at EASTCONN was hosting Hack CT’s weekend-long Transportation Hackathon, organized by The Nonprofit Alliance of Northeast Connecticut (NANC)! Over the course of three days, six teams competed to see who could come up with the best regional transportation solution across six key challenge areas: the Infrastructure Act, walkable streets and bike lanes, last-mile solutions, GPS on buses, cross-border initiatives and optimizing rider data.
Over the next two weeks, we’ll shout out the individual teams and their projects, but for now we’d like to thank all of our judges, mentors, participants and organizers for a stimulating weekend that won’t soon be forgotten! Visit https://bit.ly/476AgYj (or scan the QR code) to learn more about Transportation Hackathon 2023.
THANK YOU: Eric Protulis and Kristin Hempel of EASTCONN; Thomas Dohmke (CEO) and Kyle Daigle (COO) of @github; FUSE Corps executive fellow Andrew Ngui; Generations Family Health Center CEO Melissa Meyers; Kathleen Krider of Access Community Action Agency; Mae Flexer; Comptroller Sean Scanlon; The Connecticut Project director Jonathan M. Cabral; NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission Chief Experience & Transformation Officer Jonathan Internicola; Hoween Flexer of Live Connecticut; Mitch Neff of Cisco TALOS Intelligence Group; representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau, UConn, Roku, Red Hat; and anyone else we might have missed!
Team members:
Cross-Border Initiatives: Emmanuel Tavis, Will Allen, LaVette Tavis, Natasha Avenis
Last Mile Solutions – ConnTransit Card: Mike Quick, Laura Lybarger, Kim O’Halloran, Lesley Beland, Jason Kende
General Infrastructure/Access Support – AI App: Kris Krug
Data Optimization – RideLogCT: Mike Waugh, Charlie Cheng
GPS on buses – EASTCONN Bus Rider App: Claire Samuels
Walkable/Bikeable Roads – RoadGuardian: Ari Denary, Zhi Keng He, Ben Midyette, Isabel Ojeda