Two-days of open-sourced talks and hands-on problem solving, to re-imagine the way the web, applications, technology, and community participation will shape the future of the City of Pasadena.

Help solve the city's biggest challenges like homelessness, transportation, crime, affordable housing and public safety, to beautification projects and business ideas that will make the city more livable.

Anyone can pitch an idea or problem. From there, small groups form to brainstorm solutions and start tackling the issue with design and code. Publicly accessible data sets will be used to support the solutions. At the end of two days, each group will present a workable solution that improves the daily life for real people in our community. There will be a competitive element to the weekend with over $3,000 in cash prizes and other goodies available to top teams.

Visit www.hackforpasadena.com for more information on the event, including rules, prizes, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

Event Registration at
http://hackforpasadena.eventbrite.com/ 

View full rules

Judges

Sean Moriarty

Sean Moriarty
CEO, Saatchi Online

Steve Reich

Steve Reich
Chief Sales Officer, Malauzai Software

Andy Wilson

Andy Wilson
Founder & CEO, Rexter

Erik Wingren

Erik Wingren
Partner & UX Design Consultant, Interactivism.com

Isaac Garcia

Isaac Garcia
Co-Founder & CEO, Central Desktop

Mark Goodstein

Mark Goodstein
EIR, Idealab

Ning Ning Yu

Ning Ning Yu
VP of Engineering, Perfect Market

Shawn McCreight

Shawn McCreight
Chairman & CTO, Guidance Software

Judging Criteria

  • Innovation
    ◾Was the idea unique, or did it take on the challenges of existing apps/solutions in a new or improved way? ◾Is it special, more useful, or simply better than anything that has come before? ◾Was the idea noteworthy and significantly ambitious, whether or
  • User Experience / User Interface
    ◾Is it intuitive? ◾Is it fun? ◾Is it easy to use and navigate? ◾Was it "designed" or "slapped together haphazard"? ◾Do workflows make sense? ◾Can my grandmother figure it out without paying a visit to the Apple Genius Bar?
  • Quality of Idea / Product
    ◾Is it complete and fully formed? ◾Does it have merit? ◾Will it resonate with the intended audience?
  • Quality / Impact of Presentation
    ◾Did it capture attention? ◾Was it compelling? ◾Do I want to see more? ◾Am I ready to fund it?