Congratulations #HonCelerator Teams

December 1st was the culmination of an exciting year of open government, open data and citizen collaboration at the City & County of Honolulu. We had CityCampHNL, Honolulu’s first Civic Hackathon, Geeks on DaBus, Code for America, Honolulu Answers Write-a-thon and others. Hon*Celerator took advantage of the new datasets on Data.Honolulu.Gov and Data.Hawaii.Gov to build more civic apps. We had approximately 70 people attend and 11 teams presenting their projects. I want to personally thank all the people who challenged themselves over the last few months to create these projects and contributed to making Hon*Celerator a resounding success.

Also a big Mahalo goes out to our judges who had the tough job of selecting winners:

  • Steve Bretches – Senior IT Architect – IBM
  • Melialani James – Principle – Hawaii Apps
  • Royce Jones – Hawaii-Pacific Region Manager – Esri
  • Gordon Bruce – CIO – City & County of Honolulu
  • Sudesh Kumar – Director of Sales Engineering – Hawaiian Telecom
  • Kevin Merritt – Founder & CEO – Socrata
  • Jeffrey Loo – AIIM, Aloha Chapter

Although we did select 3 teams to be winners of cash prizes, all the teams did an excellent job. We look forward to each being market ready in the coming weeks. Here is what to keep an eye out for:

First Place: Honolulu City Budget Sankey – Team Lead: Ben Trevino

Second Place: Shriram (Crime Mapping) – Team Lead: Shriram Bhutada

Third Place: ChargD – Team Lead: Derek Gabriel, Shiloh Swanson

Mahalo to all the Hon*Celerator teams. The list was rounded out by:

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