|From:||Shea Frederick (.|
|Sent on:||Wednesday, April 3, 2013 1:19 PM|
Baltimore's first Reinvent Transit event is this weekend. It's a gathering/hackathon that brings together technologists, makers, and creative problem solvers to better all forms of transportation in Baltimore. The event will run this Friday April 5th through SundayApril 7th at Betamore, the recently-opened campus for technology and entrepreneurship in Federal Hill. Betamore is partnering with the Mayor’s Office and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation, in fact Mayor Rawlings-Blake will be kicking off theevent on Friday night.
Over the weekend, groups of software developers, designers, and citizens will be taking ideas that have been crowdsourced from the local community and building applications and prototypes that help solve some transportation-related problems and address the needs of Baltimore’s bus riders, cyclists, drivers, and pedestrians. After hearing about transit experiences from a panel of speakers on Friday evening, participants will form teams and work collaboratively over the 2 days on their solutions. By Sunday afternoon, they’ll compete to win prizes by presenting a demo of what they’ve built to a distinguished panel ranging from city transit officials to venture capitalists. While technology will be a likely tool used over the weekend, creative non- technical solutions are also of interest.
Their will also be a reception at Woodberry Kitchen's outdoor fire pit immediately following the event on Sunday evening. Ticket are just $10 and attendees can register on their website: http://ReinventTransit.com