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Connected Vehicle Hackathon

4/19/2013 5:00 PM - 4/20/2013 10:00 PM

Join Hertz Corporation in building a more connected traveler experience!

Do you love to travel but hate waiting in security lines? Do you have the itch for adventure and the determination to leave no stone unturned? Does the nature of your profession take you hither and yon, and leave you wanting for a more connected, seamless means of closing a big sale while on the road? Are you ready for an app for streamlining and automating your business expense reporting?

If so, we've got the hackathon for you!

On April 19th-20th, Hertz Corporation is hosting a hackathon dedicated to building the next big thing in Mobility and the Connected Vehicle for business and leisure travel!

We are looking for technical as well as non-technical people to build mobile apps and hacks for a more connected traveler experience. Whether you are on a business trip or traveling for leisure, there are a million details to keep track of based on your precise location and your agenda. The focus of this hackathon is on using the Hertz rental car as a console for integrating your schedule, responsibilities and physical location into one seamless experience. Come show us what your version of a more perfect vacation or business trip looks like!

Participation in this hackathon will be rewarded with over $50k in prizes and the eyes of leaders in the connected car, mobility and transportation space - including Hertz Corporation, AT&T, Nokia HERE, EasilyDo and others!



5pm - Kickoff event with drinks, networking, and developer dating. which leads into idea pitches and team formation.

6pm - Dinner

7pm- Opening speeches and presentations from Hertz Corporation CIO, Joe Eckroth; Rob Moore, Hertz Vice President of Global Information Technology; and our sponsors Nokia, HERE, AT&T, EasilyDo, Twilio and Kiva. Our sponsors will present their APIs and challenges.

9pm - Have an app idea? Each participant who signed up to pitch gets 3 minutes to present their idea. Open networking and team formation follows. Please enter your projects here on HackerLeague.


The fun continues all day Saturday. Work with the teams that you formed on Friday night to produce your hack. Senseis will be available throughout the entire day to help you code up your solution.

5pm - Presentations start promptly at 5. Each team will have 3 minutes to pitch their hack to our judges.

8pm - Judging followed by prize-giving.

10pm - Closing words from the organizers.


Hertz - Over $50k in cash prizes

AT&T - $500 in cash prizes

Nokia (HERE) - 3 Month Incubation at nestGSV

EasilyDo - AWS Credits

Twilio - three one-year Premium Spotify Memberships

Kiva - TBA


Stay tuned.


Luv Tulsidas, Director of Web Development, Hertz Corporation

Alistair Adams, Product Manager, Nokia Connected Car Group

Alistair Adams is a Product Manager in Nokia’s Connected Car group. He’s been involved in the Automotive IVI industry for the last 5 years since just before Nokia acquired Trolltech, the creator of the Qt C++ application and UI framework. With Qt part of Nokia, Alistair was responsible for the widespread adoption of Qt within the automotive IVI segment and its adoption by the GENIVI alliance. Prior to Trolltech Alistair was at Fonav, a startup building WiFi handsets and at Openwave delivering browsers into handsets right at the birth of the mobile internet. Alistair holds a degree in Engineering from the University of Cambridge in the UK.

Joel Franusic, Developer Evangelist, Twilio

Joël Franusic is a Developer Evangelist at Twilio and Co-Organizer of SuperHappyDevHouse. He's been using GNU/Linux since Linux kernel 1.2.13 and loves sharing his deep knowledge of the web with others. Prior to joining Twilio, Joel spent 2.5 years as a Developer Evangelist at Microsoft. When he isn't helping to plan hacker parties, he likes to spend his time thinking about how one might store data for 10,000 years.

Tony Mataya, Twilio Developer Relations Manager

And others! Stay tuned.

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