Treefort Music Fest Announces Latest Hackfort 365 Event: Get Your App In Gear

via Treefort Music Fest news release 

Treefort Music Fest is excited to announce the next installment of Hackfort 365: Get Your App In Gear, hosted at Trailhead Boise (500 S 8th Street, Boise) on Tuesday, January 19th at 5:30pm. 

Get Your App In Gear is a two-part event focused on apps created for and by Boise area residents and will kick off with a presentation by the Treefort App Team. Comprised of a group of volunteers from Whitecloud Analytics, the team will showcase the all new Treefort App, reveal how they organize and how they find time and locations to work together, which major technologies they’re using to stay productive and agile and how they plan what is next and handle our feature list.

Inspired by Jimmy Hallyburton, Executive Director of Boise Bicycle Project, the 2016 Hackfort Hackathon encourages community contributions toward building better pathways around our city by inviting teams to create apps designed to improve local transit. Hallyburton, whose organization is seeking help in creating an app to benefit bicycle community and ensure the safety of riders, pedestrians and motorists, will address the community need for improvements in communication on and about our transit systems and the need for increased safety assurances for those who share the road.

Hackathon apps can address the bicycle community specifically, or may work toward solving other local transit related issues. The goal of the challenge is to discover patterns, problems and opportunities for improvement by analyzing existing data, and to define what more is needed to create a more safe and efficient means of local transit and promote a peaceful coexistence between all modes of transport.

Anyone interested in participating in the Hackathon or curious about this year’s Hackathon is welcome to attend, the event is free and open to the public. At the event, interested parties can register for the Hackathon as individuals or as a team, receive further details on rules and timelines, and talk to Hackfort organizers.

Following in the footsteps of the first Hackfort 365: Innovate or Die! last September that featured Gordon Jones, Dean of Boise State’s College of Innovation and Design, this series continues to focus on highlighting and developing local tech talent and investing in the Boise tech community by offering conversations with top tech innovators residing or working in the Boise area.

Like its parent festival Treefort, Hackfort is showing the world that Boise is made up of creative, passionate and exceptional people who work at innovative companies. It’s a chance to meet, share and celebrate with musicians, developers, scientists, artists, and entrepreneurs. Part Boise culture showcase, part hackfest, part conference – all tech focused. Hackfort 3 features nationally-known speakers, unique panels, and chances to learn from the industry’s best.


About Treefort Music Fest

Conceived as an extension of the current momentum in the Boise music scene and art scene at large, our vision is that Treefort will provide the opportunity for Boise to play host to the national and regional music scenes while showcasing the local upandcoming talent. Treefort Music Fest is proudly recognized by the City of Boise as the 2015 and 2016 Cultural Ambassador.