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Zika Hackathon

<Hack Zika 2017/>

Join us as we combine forces with Hillsborough County to combat Zika by controlling mosquitoes

Hackathon Challenges
  1. Mosquito Education Computer Game
    • Engage the public to reduce mosquito populations
  2. Digital Inspector
    • Reduce county-staff time spent  on service calls
  3. Spray Truck Router
    • Spray truck turn-by-turn instructions through a treatment zone
    • Cover every road in a zone in minimum distance
    • Variation on “Travelling Salesman” problem
  4. Zone Picker
    • Develop an objective, scientifically justifiable method to select daily spray zones based on a multitude of relevant data
    • Prescriptive Analytics

Call for Designers, Programmers, Developers, Game engine and UX/UI Experts, Graphic Designers, and other Technologists!

Help the Hillsborough County government control mosquitoes and prepare for a response to the Zika threat.

WHAT: A <C4TB/> community-powered civic hackathon to write software applications which will help the Hillsborough County Public Works Mosquito Control District fight mosquitoes through education, data collection and analysis. Several challenges on tap for all skill levels ranging from a mosquito education game (no we are not educating mosquitos) to a Prescriptive Analytics model to provide operational intelligence for mosquito control efforts.


September 29 – September 30: Group Hack Hosted by Tampa Bay WaVE

October 2 – 6: Independent Teamwork

October 7: Presentation & Awards

WHERE: Tampa Bay WaVE, 500 E Kennedy Blvd, 3rd Floor, Tampa, FL 33602

HOW: You can help make the event a HUGE success. We need additional sponsors to provide meals over the weekend and prize money for the winning projects! Pick a level or meal period, (please) get involved, and thanks!

— Event level $5,000 Recognition as a premiere sponsor of the hackathon (a maximum of 3 will be sold), and largest logo on a t-shirt.

– Gold level $2,500 Includes Bronze and Silver level benefits as well as a presentation speaking slot to address the group (15 minutes total), and logo on

t-shirt, larger than a Silver logo.

— Silver Level $1,000 Includes Bronze level benefits, a banner hung in main event room and recognition as a sponsor of one of the meal periods with shout out and placard at meal service, and logo on t-shirt larger than a Bronze logo.

– Bronze Level $500 Includes logo placement on a t-shirt and in the revolving PPT

presentation which runs at various times during the weekend.

Check out our group.

Email to get involved or for more info.

2016 National Day of Civic Hacking – Tampa

Description: In Hillsborough County, the Tampa Innovation Alliance is organizing CodaPalooza Tampa Bay 2016 , a 3 day event running June 3-5, themed ” Gimme Shelter -Hack for Homelessness”, hosted by Peak 10 with support from Code for Tampa Bay Brigade. You can learn more and register at
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Project Type: data
Categories: homelessness, civic, social services, entrepreneurship,National Day of Civic Hacking 2016


2016 National Day of Civic Hacking – St. Petersburg

Description: Code for Tampa Bay Brigade is pleased to join with IronYard Tampa-St. Petersburg to host a National Day of Civic Hacking event in Pinellas County, this year. The one day event,hosted at the beautiful IronYard St. Petersburg Campus, will provide opportunities to develop solutions for a variety of community challenges and needs in St. Petersburg and Pinellas County. Register at
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Project Type: data
Categories: entrepeneurship, community services, education, civic,National Day of Civic Hacking 2016


2015 National Day of Civic Hacking – Code for Hillsborough-

Description: The 3rd Annual Code for Hillsborough (formerly Hillsborough Hackathon) event, is produced in partnership with Hillsborough County, Florida, Code for Tampa Bay Brigade, Microsoft and other remarkable community partners. In celebration of the National Day of Civic Hacking, we invite urbanologists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers and anyone with the passion to make their city better, to join us June 5-7, to help build new solutions using publicly-released data, technology, and design processes to improve our communities and government services together.
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Project Type: data
Categories: multicultural, education, entrepreneurship, shelter, financial, State of Florida, ,National Day of Civic Hacking 2015