As the CODEMKRS Super Challenge nears, city residents are getting excited for the two day hackathon centered around creating web apps to be deployed by Super Bowl weekend that will improve visitors’ experience in the city. One lucky web app designer will win tickets to the big game. Other prizes include official memorabilia, passes to exclusive parties, dinners at the finest restaurants, nights at top hotels, live music, and more.
Founder Travis Laurendine hopes the event will be such a success it spread to all future Super Bowl cities. For now, here’s what you can expect for this weekend:
Friday, January 11th
- 5 PM Registration and Orientation.
- 6 PM Opening remarks. API & Idea Pitches.
- 7 PM Team Formation.
- 8 PM Dinner by Sainte Marie
- 12 PM Midnight Pizza Presented by Naked Pizza.
Saturday, January 12th
- 8-9 AM Breakfast
- 12-1 PM Lunch by Zatarains
- 6-7 PM Dinner by Capdeville
- 12 PM Midnight Pizza Presented by Naked Pizza
Sunday, January 13th
- 10:30 AM Brunch
- 4 PM Demos for Judges
- 6 PM Awards and Afterparty at The Little Gem Saloon
- Saints and NFL Players
- Super Bowl Host Committee
- Elliott Adams – Loyola University Professor – Formerly the Digital Media Industry Director for LED & CTO of CD Baby
- Allen Square – CIO for The City Of New Orleans
- Cory Fabre, VP of Engineering for TurboSquid. Organizer GNO Code Meetup
Ideas from the Codemkrs Team and Super Bowl Host Committee
- Real-Time Restaurant Wait Time App
- Streetcar/Transit Finder for linking up with Friends
- Digital Tip Jar for Musicians – Live Streaming from Nola and In person
- Parade/Festival Friend Finder – App to know when/where friends are marching/riding in or going to parades or outdoor events. (Also submitted by Tung Ly)
- Super Bowl Event Photo/Video Collector
- Traffic / Street Closure Alert with Crowd Sourced realtime Updates from Police and Citizens
- Ask a Local App (The LagniAPP)
- NORD Playground Events calendar for day of Service and future use for NORD
- Crawfish / Seafood Boil Finder – Visitors always want to know where to find boiled crawfish and tips would help out since not every restaurant offers them on the menu (Submitted by John Koerner)
- Location based event finder app (Submitted by Scott Schefferstein)