IEEE Hack Chicago Challenge

NEWS RELEASE
Vickie L. Peters, Chair Chicago Section Executive Committee
September 23, 2014 847.845.7724
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE vpeters@ieee.org

IEEE Hack Chicago Challenge 2014

Create a mobile app with the City of Chicago data portal

CHICAGO, IL – The IEEE Chicago Section and IEEE Computer Society eGovernment committee is hosting a contest to create a mobile application with the kickoff event being held on October 1, 2014 from 6-8:30PM at Motorola Mobility in the Merchandise Mart. The goal is to encourage the development of creative applications that will engage and serve Chicagoland’s diverse community utilizing datasets from the City of Chicago data portal. Contestants should provide a mobile or web-based application that is user-friendly, convenient, and enriches the activities of Chicago residents, businesses and visitors. The contest is open to all individuals or teams who will compete for 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes in three contest divisions:

•Youth (ages 13-17)
•Collegiate [18 or over, and enrolled as a university student(s)] •Professional

Registration is now open at http://tinyurl.com/ieeehcc14. Submissions are due by Oct 15, 2014. Sponsors include: Google, Midwest Real Estate Data, Server Central, Innov8tek, Stratus Concept, Motorola Mobility, Angel Hack, and the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest technical professional society with nearly 400,000 members in approximately 161 countries. Through its members, the Institute is a leading authority on areas ranging from aerospace, computers and telecommunications to biomedicine, electric power and consumer electronics. For more information contact Peter Salerno, Project Manager at pete.salerno@ieee.org.

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