5 months ago

And the winner is ...

The judges have weighed in, and our community has voted! Go to the Code for Taxicabs Mobility Challenge gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all the new ways of catching a taxi in Morocco.

Even though the competition is over, you don't have to stop coding. Work on something new this weekend in one of our other online or in-person hackathons. Interested in NYC tech jobs? Head over to our Team Pages to meet awesome tech teams that are hiring.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and…

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5 months ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet for your favorite Moroccan taxi-sharing app, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on October 19. Spread the word, and if you submitted an app, tell your friends & family to vote for you!

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


6 months ago

Public voting is now open

It’s your turn to pick the Popular Choice award winner! Browse the submission gallery and vote for your favorite Casablanca taxi app. If you submitted a project, be sure to spread the word through your social networks, too! The last day to vote is October 19.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


6 months ago

Final Reminder: Submissions close Today at 5pm ET!

Final Reminder: Submissions close Today at 5pm ET!

One final reminder that today is the last day you can submit to the Code for Taxicabs Mobility Challenge. Submissions are due today, October 4 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


6 months ago

Final call: Submissions close on Tuesday!

Just a final shout-out that you have three days remaining in the Code for Taxicabs Mobility Challenge. Submissions are due October 4 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can. You can also post a question in the hackathon Slack channel.


6 months ago

Webinar recording + Amine Raghib joins the judging panel!

Thanks to all who joined us during the webinar today! In case you missed it, you can still see what we covered—here's the recording. Lots of good info on competition requirements, submission procedure, and Ford's inspiration for the hackathon.

We're also super pumped to announce that Amine Raghib, the award-winning Morocco tech blogger and founder of the3professional.com, has joined our judging panel. Amine and the other judges are looking forward to seeing all your taxi-sharing apps next week!

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email…

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6 months ago

Webinar and Q&A tomorrow 9/28 10am EST / 3pm WEST

Greetings, Morocco taxi hackers! We know you're hard at work on your apps, but we wanted to give you an open forum to ask questions as we approach the October 4 deadline. 

That's why we're hosting a webinar and Q&A tomorrow, Wednesday September 28, at 10am EST / 3pm WEST. We'll review the competition requirements and submission procedure, and Ford will do a brief overview of why they're hosting this hackathon. Then we'll open up the floor to your questions!

You can watch the live stream here. If you have a question during the broadcast, just type it in…

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6 months ago

One week to go – the deadline is almost here!

Whew, it’s the home stretch! There’s only one week left to submit your Morocco taxi hack. Submissions are due October 4 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you’re new to submitting a project on Devpost, or just need a refresher, we’ve got a handy step-by-step video guide to using the hackathon submission form.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the hackathon, post on the discussion forum or email support@devpost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can. You can also post a question in the hackathon Slack channel

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6 months ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left to build an app that helps Casablanca commuters enjoy shared rides with a faster, safer, and more cost- and time-efficient journey.

Submissions are due October 4 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven't started a submission yet, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the hackathon, explore the quick-start guide and draw some inspiration from the competition resources.

You can also check out our video tutorial on how to use the hackathon submission form.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship…

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7 months ago

Three weeks to go — start your submission now!

There are three weeks left in the Code for Taxicabs Mobility Challenge! Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due October 4 before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a submission, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the quick-start guide.

Never submitted a project on Devpost before? Take a look at our step-by-step video guide on how to use the hackathon submission form.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have…

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7 months ago

Start your taxi app at the 48-Hour Hackathon

Hey, taxi hackers! Our friends at KAT-O and Women in Tech Cape Town are putting together an awesome 48-hour hackathon from September 16 - 18. If you live in Cape Town or will be visiting around that time, it’s a great opportunity to start your taxi-sharing app and meet local hackers.

The 48-Hour Hackathon will focus on building solutions for the Code for Taxicabs Mobility Challenge, i.e., improving the taxi-sharing experience for drivers and riders in Morocco, and will also tackle local transportation issues.

Attendance at this event is NOT required to be eligible for the Code for Taxicabs Mobility Challenge—but if

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7 months ago

One month left – start your submission

There’s one month remaining in the Code for Taxicabs Mobility Challenge! Submissions are due October 4 before 5pm ET.

Start your submission now

Starting a submission is a great way to make sure that your solution meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. Remember: once you submit a project, you can keep editing it as needed at any time prior to the submission deadline.

Need a primer on how the submission form works? We’ve got one right here!

Prepare your video

Don’t forget: your submission…

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7 months ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on building your Casablanca taxi-sharing app, but don't forget about your submission video. It's often the first (and sometimes only!) thing that judges and voters review.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does. Here are some tips and a list of screencasting tools:

  • Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app (or app idea) is awesome. You can get into the details of how it works later on in the video, but…

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7 months ago

New prize - Scholarship to SUPINFO’s M.Sc. program

Heads up, taxi hackers: We’re excited to announce a big addition to the hackathon prizes this week. SUPINFO, an international technology institution with campuses in Casablanca and Rabat, has teamed up with Ford to offer the SUPINFO Scholarship Award, a full scholarship to its five-year international master’s of science program.

SUPINFO, a French academic institution, has campuses in the U.S., Canada, China, Belgium, Italy, Mauritius, and Morocco, with more than 10,000 students worldwide.

The new scholarship award, worth up to $30,000 (for tuition only), is open to Moroccan citizens or residents who hold a scientific or technical baccalaureate…

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8 months ago

New SYNC AppLink Emulator

Hi there, Moroccan taxi disruptors! Welcome to the Code for Taxicabs Mobility Challenge. We’re looking forward to seeing what you build to improve taxi sharing culture in Rabat and Casablanca.

If you haven’t already, you might want to check out the competition resources page, which has a lot of helpful background information, as well as optional tech tools.

One optional tool we want to call out is the SYNC 3 AppLink Emulator, which Ford just released this week. The emulator is a software program that allows you to create AppLink-enabled apps and test how your app will look…

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9 months ago

Quick-start guide

Welcome to the Code for Taxicabs Mobility Challenge! You're officially registered now, and we’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the competition.

Here’s how to get started building taxi sharing app for Casablanca riders. Submissions are due October 4, 2016, at 5pm ET.

  1. Plan your attack. Visit the resources page for background on taxi culture in Morocco, relevant open data, optional APIs, OpenXC drive traces, and more.
  2. Get a head start on your submission. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and familiarize yourself with the submission requirements. This will give you a good idea of what…

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