Registration is now open for CodeAcross Hampton Roads. This is something worth your excitement, whether you’re a techie or somebody who just wants to be able to catch the bus on time.
If you’ve never been to the HRT Bus Finder site, you can check it out here. Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) provides real time data on the location of their buses. The website/app tells you where you bus is, and when, in real time, real life, it should arrive.
Local volunteer from Code for Hampton Roads made that, and it makes the lives of people who ride the bus better. The next big weekend to get involved is February 21-23. From Code for America’s Kevin Curry, on what to expect:
“Civic and community service, tech, inclusiveness, participation, and fun. Our top goal is to recruit 2-4 project teams who will adopt challenges or activities and continue working on them after the event. We really want to see the businesses where local tech talent works step up and get behind it or at least encourage their employees to do so.”
The theme this year is “Beyond Transparency.” From the organization: “Let’s take the open government movement one step further by focusing on not only making data open, but actionable.”
Love. It. I also love these other apps built by the group: This one helps you find public art in Norfolk; and hrvawiki.org is a website about Hampton Roads, Virginia that anyone can edit.
The February event will take place in rooms with views: TCC Roper Performing Arts Center and the 20th floor of Dominion Enterprises. Lots to like. You can sign up or learn more here.