CodeWorks is a challenge for developers, entrepreneurs, students and tinkerers alike to design and build an app that improves the customer experience of NSW road users. Run by Transport for NSW in partnership with Deloitte, the hackathon’s objectives are to improve the lives of the 5.8 million road users in New South Wales (NSW), Australia through app innovation.
Powered by SQLstream
CodeWorks is powered by SQLstream. SQLstream’s TT5 application has been in production in Australia with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services for some years, and now offers live traffic information feeds through external APIs to third party developers. The developer teams will have access to real-time road data, including travel time and congestion information, real-time public transportation data from the bus and train networks, including trip updates, vehicle positions and alerts, as well as road hazard information on road incidents, weather and flood warnings.
Why get involved
Previous winners of the hackathon have achieved more than 2 million app downloads with 45 million calls for data on developers servers per month. TNSW and Deloitte help the winning teams to commercialize their ideas, and CodeWorks is also a great opportunity to network and develop new skills and knowledge. Teams are encouraged to consider the traveler experience and how this can be improved, how the app could be differentiated in the marketplace for road traffic apps, and its suitability for commercialization.
How to get involved
Interested developers should apply through the application portal. The deadline is 7:00PM Australian Eastern Standard Time on 7 September 2014.
Click here for the terms and conditions for entry . The hackathon will be held at:
Tank Stream Labs, 17-19 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000
8:00am – 7:00pm Saturday 20 September 2014
8:00am – 6:00pm Sunday 21 September 2014