Noble Studios’ developers Dawson Loudon and Ryan Dyess participated in Hack4Reno, a 24-hour hackathon where programmers, designers, and creative types competed to create the best apps based on open data. The information was made available by the City of Reno and included data set such as; Firearms Restrictions, NDOT information, Parks information, Public Art inventory, RTC information, Crime reports, Fire calls, and Historic Places. Loudon, Dyess and three of their tech-minded friends were awarded Best in Show for their “GoOutsi.de” app.
According to the Reno Gazette-Journal (RGJ), the team was so geeked up for the intense competition they wore matching green t-shirts sporting the group’s “GoOutsi.de” logo.
A collaboration between Reno Collective, Reno.rb and the City of Reno, the goal of the hackathon was to promote Reno by demonstrating the value of open data and open government. The event allowed developers, designers, and citizens to learn new technology, showcase their talent, and, ultimately, build new applications to make Reno a smarter, more engaged place to live.
“GoOutsi.de” is in the final stages of development. Upon completion, the app will feature a searchable database with information about the Reno-Tahoe area, from its multitude of bike trails to all of its attractive outdoor amenities.
Learn more about Hack4Reno and watch the talented team claim their grand prize on KTNV 2 News.