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College Station CodeFest

Join us to create ideas, collaborate, innovate, design and build solutions!

Ages 15+ are welcome to participate in a 24-hour CodeFest Aug. 17-18 at the Meyer Senior and Community Center. It's free and all experience levels are welcome!

Teams should consists of 4-5 participants. If you do not have a team, we can help you find one during the event.

Click here to see our event poster

Click here to register. Spots are limited

If you have already registered and want to print out and sign the release form to make your check-in process a little easier and faster, please print out the appropriate form below. Please note that if you are under 18 you will need to have your release form signed by a parent or guardian.

Below are some of the ideas that we have received from the community. The data needed for these projects are available on our City Website, Open Data site, or GIS Open Data site

  • Develop an app or map that has all resources like charities and food pantries with all of their hours of operations. Include documents that community members would need to qualify for that service.
  • How can we identify affordable housing in College Station?
  • Solution(s) that would promote the artsy and vibrant culture of College Station?
  • How to better find and access shared transportation?
  • Develop an app for college students and property owners who live off campus. The app would provide helpful information on City Codes, laws and other information about being a good neighbor and College Station citizen. This app would also notify the property owners about any citations for their property and in turn, minimize the citations and tickets on properties.
  • How to predict potholes?
  • How to monitor and let people know about live parking data in College Station?
  • Where are the food deserts in College Station?
  • How can we use 211 data to provide a reliable form of non-emergency transportation to the community living on the outskirts of town so that they get to their doctor appointments, pharmacy and pick up groceries? Can we pair the community citizens who need rides with volunteers or paid drivers using 211 as a dispatch?
  • Develop an app or website that can help new parents in the community find or contain interactive activities by age groups so they can help their kids build strong cognitive and literacy skills.
  • Develop an app or website that can help everyone in the community reach financial stability by educating them on the different types of loans and credit cards. Making them aware of the hidden fees. This app can also help improve their credit score.
  • Develop an app or website that can pair volunteers in the community with events that are actively seeking volunteers
  • Develop an app or website with the many statistics about College Station that are broken down into different categories so the community can use a search engine to type a key word and find out statistics related to that key word.
  • Develop a Parks events app where the College Station community and visitors can find events they like depending on a filtered search.
  • An app for civilian training about acute emergencies (heart attacks, strokes, hemorrhage). The citizens could learn through pictograms ( style) and be more prepared to react to emergencies while help is one the way. It would be great if this app were interactive and gave a certificate at the end of the training.
  • Develop an app for the community that has everything about the City from services, to calendars that that has all the events. It would even direct people to the right building or person depending on the service they want.
  • Create a Chatbot that could guide residents on city services
  • Implement a map or app for adopting a bike lane so that they are clean for the community bike commuters.

Check out our Devpost page!!

See below for our Rules and Code of Conduct for City of College Station CodeFest

Participant Requirements

  • Participants must be over 15 years of age.
  • A suggested team size is up to 4 people but you may compete as an individual.

Event Rules

  • All design elements, code, etc. for your project must be created during the event.
  • Participants are encouraged to use familiar tools and frameworks.
  • Participants may plan and discuss the problems with your team in ahead of time (if on a team), but coding may not begin in advance of CodeFest.
  • Only ten of the competing teams will present the project in the final round of judging at the end of CodeFest. The presenting teams are determined by an initial round of judging taking place during the final hour of CodeFest.
  • Teams that will make it to the final round will be given up to 3 minutes to present their projects to the judges.
  • The prizes not specified for a certain placement may be awarded on the sole decision of the judges.
  • At least one team member must be physically present during sign-in and during presentations to the judges during the assigned time.
  • Projects must be submitted before the time is up.

Code of Conduct

  • All participants must conduct themselves professionally and adhere to the City’s policies and regulations and sign a release.
  • Treat all CodeFest participants, sponsors, organizers and judges with respect.
  • Participants will be disqualified and asked to leave the venue at the City’s sole discretion if they violate any City policies or regulations, or if participants disrupt the event or exhibit any behavior that may insult, discriminate or harass anyone in any way.

 See below for our tentative schedule and FAQs

Saturday, August 17
CodeFest Schedule for the first day

Sunday, August 18

CodeFest schedule for second day

 Breakout Session

  • Cyber Security Workshop @ 3pm on Saturday 17, 2019

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