2nd annual event to bring together best coders and creative designers

VIA Metropolitan Transit announces the 2nd Annual VIA GoCodeSA Codeathon, an event designed to bring together the best coders, designers, and tech experts in the area, and challenge them to turn bright transit ideas into potential transit innovation for our region. Teams will compete for cash prizes.

GoCodeSA is free for participants, who will be eligible for cash prizes based on their work. Applicants must register as a group, each composed of at least two and at most five individuals, age 18 and older. The Codeathon judges will conduct reviews and select the top three entries.
The registration deadline is Feb. 2, 2018, and is limited to the first 100 registrants. Visit gocodesa.com to register.
GoCodeSA is from Feb. 23 – 25, 2018, at Trinity University’s Center for the Sciences and Innovation (CSI), West Campus Lane, in San Antonio.

Codeathon teams can work on any type of project (web apps, mobile apps, wearable solutions, data visualizations, algorithms, or visual mock-ups, for example). Public data sets and developer resources are posted to gocodesa.com. Exclusive VIA data sets will be released during our kick-off webinar event to be announced in January 2018.
Challenges will be posted to GoCodeSA.com during our kick-off webinar event and will focus on public transportation. Participants can choose to work on a provided challenge, but are not limited to them. Projects will be judged on impact, innovation, and technical achievement.
For more information about this event or sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.gocodesa.com/sponsorship/.

Current sponsors include Geekdom Trapeze Group, Codeup, Netsync Network Solutions, Amazon Web Services, USAA, Y&L Consulting, Inc., and North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.


About VIA Metropolitan Transit
VIA provides regional multimodal transportation options that connect our community to opportunity, support economic vitality, and enhance quality of life throughout our region. VIA, recognized by the Texas Transit Association in 2016 as the outstanding Metro Transit Authority of the year, serves 14 member cities and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County, operating seven days a week on 90 routes. Last year, VIA provided 40 million rides across the region. VIA’s AAA bond rating reflects the organization’s sound management and financial practices. Visit VIAinfo.net for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.‬

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