The New Zealand Transport Agency have recently announced another Hackathon event, to be held from 15-17 March 2019 in Auckland. This year's theme is “Mode+Alt+Shift, Moving People / Not Machines", challenging participants to unleash the potential of technology to open up people’s travel choices in New Zealand.
Hackathon provides an excellent opportunity to connect with other innovators, creatives, developers, marketers and entrepreneurs. For Subodh Dhakal, who was part of the winning Team Parkrite for the 2018 "All Access" Hackathon, being involved in this event was about meeting new people, engaging with beautiful minds and having the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people.
Subodh would like to encourage everyone to get involved in this very challenging yet rewarding weekend. It is no small feat to dedicate your weekend and your energy for an intensive project, but from his experience, he knows you will be well looked after by the organisers and you will be well satisfied by the end of this intense 24 hour period.
If you have any ideas or thoughts about how you can change the mindset of people with regards to making positive travel choices – less harmful to our health, the environment and the transport system, then don't miss this event! Your ideas may even come to fruition through a rapid prototype outcome in the future.
And in case you missed it, there was a recent news story on the success of “All Access” Hackathon, which was also featured on TVNZ’s "Seven Sharp" programme. This story featured the prototype Team Parkrite created, for how technology is used to stop able-bodied motorists abusing mobility parking spaces.
To register for the 2019 Hackathon, visit: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/hackathon/mode-alt-shift-hackathon/register/