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The TriMet Hackathon

  • June 25, 2014
  • 6:00 PM
  • The Eliot Center, 1226 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205

The TriMet Hackathon

Wednesday June 25, 2014 6:00pm

Open Source Bridge Conference

The Eliot Center in downtown Portland, Oregon.


We are pleased to announce that The TriMet Hackathon will happen at the Open Source Bridge Conference on June 24–27 in Portland. The Open Source Bridge is an annual conference for “open source citizens” and focuses on building community through four days of technical talks, hacking sessions and collaboration opportunities. It will be an evening event open to the public with a free Community Pass.


This second event, in the three-part Open Data Developer Series, will focus on interests captured from participants in the first event:


1.    Utilization of TriMet’s enhanced developer resources and new web services, such as:

·         passenger load capacity and congestion data from TriMet’s recently implemented INIT CAD-AVL system

·         vehicle locations added to TriMet’s GTFS-RT feed

·         cancelations added to TransitTracker web services

2.    Development of a common framework and library for language translations to facilitate release of mobile transit applications in multiple languages. 

3.    Applications that encourage active transportation.  Resources include, but are not limited to:

·         Metro’s Bike There! Program


·         OpenTripPlanner

·         OpenStreetMap

·         Trimet’s trip planner web services 

·         CivicApps


Reception begins at 6:00 p.m. 

Food and drink will be provided thanks to generous sponsors INIT and Tait


6:30 p.m.  Challenge Rundowns, Pitches, and Hacking Begins

Opportunities include the development of new apps, and the incorporation of new features and data into existing apps.  The results will be highly celebrated in the third and final event this fall.  


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