VicTripathon to improve public transport digital products
Added: 28 May 2015
In a first of its kind event for Victoria, digital developers and creative minds have descended on Melbourne to discuss ideas and create innovative lifestyle products using Public Transport Victoria’s (PTV) network data.
The VicTripathon digital event launched today by PTV Director of Customer Experience, Alan Fedda, is a month long program and coincides with the public release of PTV’s new Timetable API (Application Programming Interface) dataset which includes, for the first time, real-time tram information, some real-time bus information and service disruption information.
VicTripathon is comprised of a number of events including an idea sprint, two-day tech jam, incubation phase and event close and award ceremony, where three grand prizes will be awarded.
The tech jam is a weekend of intensive workshops to support participants who have limited experience developing digital products, to design a product concept, that will be judged by a panel who will decide which five concepts progress to the month-long incubation phase.
The five incubation phase teams have one month to develop their concept to a market-ready product, and present it to a panel of judges who will determine an incubation phase prize winner, based on the product that best enhances a customer’s experience.
Two other grand prizes will be awarded and participation is open to all developers to submit market-ready products using PTV’s API data.
VicTripathon is a PTV initiative being run by a consortium led by Collabforge which comprises Open Knowledge Australia, Code for Australia, Owl Ventures and NICTA.
For more information on the event vistit www.victripathon.com
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