over 5 years ago

Announcing the winners

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the excellent submissions.

Even though the competition is over, don't stop hacking. Use your portfolio to keep your project up to date and get feedback from fellow makers.

over 5 years ago

Reminder to start drafting your submission

Good morning everyone!

Don't leave drafting your submission to the last minutes. Start drafing it now.

Put as much details as you can about the API, data and platform used, why you did it and what are some of the benefits. The demo is your chance to show what you've actually done. The submission details will be used as part of the judging process. 

You have to submit your entry before 12PM today!

over 5 years ago

Training resources for Azure

For everything you need to know about Azure, visit http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/product-training/microsoft-azure#AzureCert


For technical videos, tips and tricks on Azure, visit http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azure-friday/


Azure Mobile Services -  Cloud backend for your app http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/services/mobile-services/

over 5 years ago

Adelaide City 3D model now available

The Adelaide City 3D City model (untextured buildings) is now available in 3DS format via the following link:

http://opendata.adelaidecitycouncil.com/3DModel.zip (111Mb) 

The full model with textured buildings (3GB) to be loaded onto a couple USB sticks and will be available at during the weekend.  

Note on 3D Model

The 3D model is made up of a number of blocks which represent areas of the city.  The attached ‘block map’ indicates where these blocks are located.  This map is also provided within the zip file that participants can download via the above link.

If participants only want to only use 3D models for…

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over 5 years ago

Adelaide City Council Prizes

The inaugural SouthStart HackFest 2014 is a 24 hour event that challenges the developer community to improve the City of Adelaide through the creation of creative new apps, websites or mobile tools that use Adelaide City Council (ACC) data.

Following the 24 hours of non-stop programming, teams will be given 2 minutes to demonstrate their product to industry experts and investors.

The SouthStart Hackfest aligns with Council’s Strategic Outcomes of ‘Accessible City’ and ‘Creative City’. It also aligns with a number of principles of the Digital Strategy 2012-16 “Connect Adelaide” including ‘view government held information as a resource to be…

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over 5 years ago

Microsoft Prizes

To be eligible for Microsoft prizes, participants must develop either or both of the following Windows Universal app or Windows Azure solution in accordance with the following criteria:

1. Windows Universal App Category:

Develop an innovative and well-designed Windows App that works across the

Windows device form factors and screens.

Bonus Points Criteria:

• Use Windows Universal App API's

• Use any Microsoft API's

• Quality of the cross device experience taking into account the

various usage and mobility factors across devices.


2. Windows Azure Category:

Develop an original, innovative solution with the use of Microsoft Azure.

Bonus Points Criteria:

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over 5 years ago

IBM Bluemix Prize

IBM is donating a $1,000 cash prize for the best Smarter Cities application
built on the IBM Bluemix platform and leveraging services found on the IBM
Bluemix catalogue.

The successful application will promote the development of Adelaide as a
smarter city, be delivered on the IBM Bluemix platform and use services
from the IBM Bluemix catalogue in innovative ways.

Getting Started With Bluemix

You can create an account at http://bluemix.net which will give you a 30
day trial account with free access to runtimes and services during the
trial period. After the trial you will be asked for a credit…

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