Hack-A-Thon 2015

  • Friday, June 05, 2015
  • 5:30 PM
  • Sunday, June 07, 2015
  • 12:00 PM
  • Lee County Economic Development Office


Our Hack-a-Thon is here. 19 days and counting for the event that will take place at the Lee County EDO Office: 2201 Second Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901, on June 5th, 6th, and 7rh.

The schedule will be Friday, 6/5 6:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturday, 6/6 9:00am - 11:00pm; Sunday, 6/7 9:00am - 2:00pm.

We selected two themes this year: Blue Zones Project and Safe Firefighting.

Our collaboration topic, where we look for as much collaboration from all participants to create combined solution is:

Blue Zones ProjectThis topic will allow all participants to create solutions that improve the health of our residents. By providing solutions and ideas to help apply the 9 key principles from the Blue Zones Projects we would increase the community well-being.

The 9 principles are:












So, here is the challenge for you :

How to create solutions, both IT oriented and also non-IT, to help people achieve and leave each one of these principles.

Now let us heat up a bit our competition topic, where we are looking for teams that will create great solutions.


 Safe Firefighting: This topic will allow all participants to create solutions that help firefighters to collect all possible data from a fire scene.  Collecting these data points is extremely important to not only insure the safety of firefighters but also to provide historical data from fire scenes and events.

So, here is the challenge for you:

Each team will be provided with an Arduino (or Raspberry-Pi) kit with some sensors and the team will assemble a device that collects data from several sensors, transmits this data to a remote computer and report on such data.


What do you have to do now?

Go to our website www.swfrtp.org  and register for the event.  Next, invite as many people you would like to have in your team and help with either or both topics shown above.  They also must register on our website.

You and your friends will then join the free google community 


where you will see news and details of our event and any other related topic. We are eager to hear from you and your friends also.

Help us by making your friends aware of the event and encourage their participation.

The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership, a member of Lee County’s Horizon Council, is the only organization dedicated solely to promoting the growth of the technology sector in Southwest Florida.


Contact: Deborah Johnson | deborahjohnson.naples@gmail.com  | (239) 298-6940

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.  Contact Stephen Craig at 407-760-3578 or stephencraig2002@yahoo.com

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