Hacks and the City: A Smarter Safer City Hackathon

Friday, 2 November, 2018 - 16:00
Sunday, 4 November, 2018 - 13:00
Event Description: 

As part of the SCIRA (Smart Cities Interoperability Reference Architecture) initiative, OGC and T-REX are pleased to present Hacks and the City: a Smarter Safer Cities Hackathon.

The Hackathon will take place on November 2-4 at the T-Rex innovation center in St. Louis, MO. The goal of Hacks and the City will be to design and implement new application ideas that use a variety of city datasets and data sources to improve public safety, responder awareness, and community resilience.

Those interested in participating are invited to form teams of 3-5 people and put together their ideas for applications that address one of four Smarter Safer City themes, and leverage data provided for St. Louis, MO and Virginia Beach, VA.

The themes are:

  1. Intelligent buildings and first responder awareness:

    • a. Indoor navigation and evacuation

    • b. Building systems and sensors for indoor awareness

    • c. Mobile / wearable sensors and connectivity for first responders

  2. Urban canyons and street sensors

    • a. Coverage of sensors based on smart lampposts

    • b. Analysis and visualization of 3D city models

    • c. Mobile / wearable connectivity and access to sensors

  3. Critical infrastructure resilience and flood response

    • a. Predicted vs. actual inundation, new and old infrastructure vulnerability

    • b. Evacuation planning and routing for storms and floods

    • c. Flood damage dependencies and cascading failures

  4. Neighborhood safety and open / common space engagement

    • a. Neighbor awareness of open / vacant / communal space

    • b. Open space condition, community policing and crime occurrence

    • c. Mobile / wearable sensors and connectivity for patrollers and responders

Participants may also register as individuals and be matched with teams based on their desired roles and theme interests. Suggested team roles include:

  • Backend Developer

  • Frontend Developer

  • Domain Specialist

  • Urban Mechanic

  • Data Wrangler

  • Hardware Hacker

Learn more at scira.ogc.org/Hack 


T-Rex innovation center
911 Washington Ave 
St. Louis, MO 63101