over 1 year ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow hackers.


over 1 year ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet for your favorite tunnel-transforming app, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on December 9. Spread the word and tell your friends & family to vote for you!

 

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

 


over 1 year ago

Public voting is now open

The public voting period for Hsuehshan Tunnel Transformer has begun. Browse the Submission Gallery and vote for your favorites!

If you’ve entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks.

Thanks,

The Hsuehshan Tunnel Transformer team


over 1 year ago

Final call: Submissions close on Thursday!

Just a final shout-out that you have three days remaining in the Hsuehshan Tunnel Transformer hackathon. Submissions are due November 19 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

 


over 1 year ago

One week to go – the deadline is almost here!

Whew, it’s the home stretch! There’s only one week left to submit your Taiwan mobility app to the Hsuehshan Tunnel Transformer hackathon. Submissions are due November 19 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

 


over 1 year ago

OpenXC drive trace files for Taiwan - NEW!

A few of you asked if we could provide OpenXC data for Taiwan, and the answer is now yes!

We’ve created — specifically for this competition — OpenXC drive traces for Taiwan in JSON. There’s data for Freeway 5, Highway 9, Highway 2, and the roads around Yilan. You can download the files here.

For more information on how to use drive traces, please refer to the OpenXC resources.

Reminder: The submission with the best OpenXC integration will win $2,500, and there are $30,000 total in prizes.

You’ve got until November 19 to make driving through the…

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over 1 year ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to build apps that transform traffic in the Hsuehshan Tunnel! Submissions are due November 19 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the quick-start guide and draw some inspiration from the competition resources.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship it!", make sure you run through this list:

  • Have you explained how your app relieves the extreme traffic congestion on the Taipei-Yilan Freeway and in the Hsuehshan Tunnel…

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over 1 year ago

Three weeks to go — start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in the Hsuehshan Tunnel Transformer hackathon! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due November 19 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a submission, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the quick-start guide.

Questions?
We’re here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

 


over 1 year ago

One month left – start your submission

There’s one month remaining in the Hsuehshan Tunnel Transformer hackathon! Submissions are due November 19 before 5pm ET.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a good way to make sure that your solution meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget, your submission must include a video showing your app. Too often, participants leave this video to the last minute…

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over 1 year ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on your tunnel-busting app right now, but don't forget about your submission video. It's often the first (and sometimes only) thing that judges and voters review.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does. Here are some tips and a list of screencasting tools:

  •   Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app is awesome. You can get into the details of how it works later on in the video, but treat the…

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over 1 year ago

Weather & traffic data now available in JSON

Just a brief update to let you know that the weather and traffic data are now available in JSON. Although figuring out the insights is still up to you, this should make it easier to incorporate the data into your tunnel-transforming apps.

To recap, the data provides daily information (April - June 2015) broadcast from weather and traffic stations near the Hsuehshan Tunnel and along Highway 5 in Taipei. We hope it will help you explore factors such as when traffic is likely to be heaviest and how weather patterns influence tunnel gridlock.

And in case you missed our earlier update, we've also mapped out

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over 1 year ago

Unpacking the traffic & weather data; plus, more developer tools

Hi, tunnel transformers!

We realize that we’ve thrown a lot of data at you, so we came up with some easy ways to approach and start integrating the weather & traffic data into your Taipei tunnel traffic solutions. (Using this data isn’t a requirement — but we definitely think it can give you a head start in understanding the problem and designing your app.)

  1. To help you better visualize the scale and scope of the data, we've mapped all of the vehicle detector locations along Highway 5.
  2. And here’s a map of all the meteorological stations.

Both the weather

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over 1 year ago

Quick-start guide

Thanks for joining the Hsuehshan Tunnel Transformer hackathon! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to get started on your project today. Submissions are due November 19, 2015, at 5pm ET.

  1. Plan your attack. Visit the resources page for Taiwanese weather and traffic data (in both Chinese and English) and make sure you familiarize yourself with all aspects of the tunnel’s traffic problem.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and submit. This will give you a good idea of what…

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