NYIT participates in IATR hack-a-thon.


Sleepover at NYIT: Students Participate in All-Night Hack-a-Thon

September 20, 2016

Calling all NYIT hackers! Students at the Manhattan and Abu Dhabi campuses will participate in the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) first-ever 24-hour Hack-a-thon for Transportation Data. It is also the first time NYIT will host a 24-hour hack-a-thon.

The hack-a-thon begins Friday, September 23, at 2 p.m. (EST) and takes place during the 29th annual IATR Conference in San Francisco. Four locations will host participants: the library at NYIT-Manhattan, NYIT-Abu Dhabi, the Hilton San Francisco, and Purdue University.

Student registration is open through Wednesday, September 21. Competing teams and individuals from NYIT, CUNY, the University of California-Berkeley, and Purdue, among others, will analyze data sets to propose ideas, including new apps and software solutions, that promote shared mobility and multi-modal integration; enhance equity in transportation services for disabled passengers and underserved communities; and/or increase vehicle safety or reduce motor vehicle crashes.

The winner (or winners) will receive an all-expense paid trip to Austin, Texas, to further develop solutions and present them to the IATR at its 30th Annual Conference. Cash prizes and internships may also be available.

Students, learn more and register by September 21.