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Register for Hack My Ride: VTA's Idea Jam


Registration is now open for  Hack My Ride: VTA's Transportation Idea Jam‚Äč! This hackathon will convene programmers, developers, artists, technologists, data analysts, commuters and transit users to imagine how enhanced technology and tools could help transportation work better in Silicon Valley.

Participants in the October 25 and 26 event at the Tech Museum of Innovation in downtown San Jose will be challenged to develop innovative software, technology, prototypes or proofs of concept that would improve the transit experience, increase transit use, or solve transportation and mobility challenges. Participants will consider all areas of transportation, not only public transit but also walking, cycling, car sharing, paratransit, and traffic congestion more broadly.

Thank you to The Tech Museum of Innovation, Code for San Jose, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, the City of San Jose Department of Transportation, SPUR San Jose, Mapbox and AmigoCloud for joining VTA in supporting this event!


The event will be limited to 100 participants with a diverse set of skills. Registration at is required, so if you're available for both days (see the schedule below) please register for the appropriate ticket to reserve your seat. If you won't be able to be present the whole time, there will be other opportunities to collaborate with VTA. Please only reserve a seat if you're sure you can participate fully.

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Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113


Saturday Oct 25

8:30 a.m.              Breakfast + Coffee + Networking
9 a.m.                    Welcome + Lightning talks + Workshops
9:30 a.m.              One-minute pitches
10 a.m.                 Collaboration + Hacking
1 p.m.                   Lunch + Networking
2 p.m.                   Collaboration + Hacking
6 p.m.                   Dinner + Networking
7 p.m.                   Collaboration + Hacking
9 p.m.                   Close
Sunday Oct 26

8:30 a.m.              Breakfast + Coffee + Networking
9 a.m.                    Welcome + One-minute pitches
9:15 a.m.              Collaboration + Hacking
noon                     Lunch + Networking
1 p.m.                   Collaboration + Hacking. Prepare presentations.              
2:30 p.m.             Submissions + Presentations due + Team presentations + Popular voting
3:30 p.m.             Judges deliberate + Networking
4:30 p.m.             Awards announcement
5:30 p.m.             Close

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