Hack for PasadenaAt the core of CONNECT Weekend are the difference makers and disruptors who are changing the way we live, work and play.  What better way to do this than to participate in Hack for Pasadena, a CONNECT anchor event that will be held on Saturday, March 15 & Sunday, March 16 at Pasadena City College.

Hack for Pasadena comprises two days of open sourced talks and hands-on problem solving, to re-imagine the way the web, applications, technology, and community participation will shape the future of Pasadena. Hack for Pasadena will make available a variety of datasets from the city’s Information Technology Department. Participants will gain access to financial datasets ranging from city budget and expenses to purchase orders and payments, transportation datasets like traffic counts and aggregate parking data and other datasets including city census and GIS files.  Additional datasets are being gathered and will be announced via the Hack for Pasadena website.

Anyone can pitch an idea to solve a real problem with technology at Hack for Pasadena.

Prizes to be awarded include:
$3,000 in cash
$1,000 in donated gifts
*  Meet and greet opportunities with VCs from Lion Wells Capital, Mucker Capital and Karlin Ventures
*  Free business advisory services with the Small Business Development Center at Pasadena City College

If you’re interested in participating in Hack for Pasadena, whether as a mentor, judge, volunteer or sponsor, visit our website or email us and we will find the right opportunity for you!  See you at CONNECT Weekend!