DerbyHacks 'Smart City' Hackathon


  • Engineering Garage 1960 Arthur Street Louisville, KY, 40208 United States

What's the city of the future look like? Well, it's smart. Really smart. 

And you can help imagine what that future looks like at the second annual DerbyHacks, a 36-hour 'hackathon' launched by University of Louisville students. The founders call it "a weekend long invention competition designed to bring lots of people together for a great time of learning, laughing and building."

This year's hackathon theme is "Smart City." Teams will have less than two days to put their ideas together at the UofL Engineering Garage, 1960 Arthur St., Louisville, Ky. 40208. There also will be workshops, snacks and activities. 

Those who want to join can come with a team, fly solo or join a team there. More information is available on the DerbyHacks website.

The hackathon was organized by University of Louisville computer science and computer engineering graduate student, Sam Nwosu. He's also president of Speed ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery student chapter at the J.B. Speed School of Engineering. 

Sponsors of the event include: the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, Humana Inc., Kentucky Fried Chicken, the city's Office of Performance Improvement and Innovation and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.