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Hack-a-thon Sponsored by Hillsborough County Gov't

Calling all developers, designers, data geeks and analytics junkies- Hillsborough County is opening up data from numerous departments to the Tampa Bay’s technology community and is offering prizes for the best apps built to use this data.

Hillsborough Hack-A-Thon participants are invited to flex their creative spirit and build applications that will benefit the community. The Hillsborough Hack-A-Thon is open to all techies - including students, designers and developers. The ultimate goal is to demonstrate the potential impact of open data and technological development on the economic prosperity of our community. Online registration for participants is open now at


This 48-hour long event will be held April 12-14, at the Hillsborough Community College - Brandon Campus, 10414 E. Columbus Drive in Tampa.

Fri April 12

5:00pm Doors Open, Check-in, food is available

6:00pm Welcome with Commissioner Sharpe

6:30pm Rules and Data Usage

7:00pm Pitches Start

9:00pm Pitching Ends, Voting Begins

12:00am Voting Ends, Start Coding

Sat April 13

8:00am Breakfast, Hacking Continues

10:00am Tech Talk

12:00pm Lunch

6:00pm Dinner

Sun April 14

8:00am Still Hacking

10:00am Tech Talk

12:00pm Lunch

2:00pm Dry Runs

4:00pm Hacking Ends, Dinner

4:45pm Presentation of Proposed Solutions & Apps

6:30pm Awards, Closing


It is free to participate and you might win some cool prizes, so pack your laptop and Get your Geek on.

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  • Carolyn B.

    I had the most amazing time! Met great people - those that work for the county as well as developers. Ate some really good food - best vegetarian sandwich I ever tasted! Started with nothing but a vague idea on Friday and left with a a working (and nearly releasable) application on Sunday. Supportive and nice people at every turn. Plus the excitement of hearing about the commissioner's technology initiatives. Fabulous all around. Huge "Thank You" to the sponsors and everyone who brought this event to life. I can't wait for next year!!!

    April 15, 2013

  • Joy R.

    Great event. Great Ideas! I was happy to see the community come together in single event.

    April 15, 2013

  • Fritz E.

    Any idea how may are showing up? I've been marketing it aggressively...

    April 11, 2013

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