SWFL Civic Hackathon 2014

  • Friday, May 30, 2014
  • Sunday, June 01, 2014
  • 2201 Second Street #500, Fort Myers, FL 33901


This year's Hackathon will focus on developing solutions for a transportation project in Lee County aimed at expanding and improving multi-modal transportation options.  Computer programmers, software developers, graphic designers, project managers, and others are invited to join together for a weekend of intense collaboration to support the project.

Registration is Free and Open.  


Friday, May 30
5:00 - 6:00 pm - Sign in & Networking
6:00 - 7:00 pm - Welcome & Facilities/Technical Overview
7:00 - 9:00 pm - Questions, Comments, Planning, Further Discussion of Grant and Data

Saturday, May 31
10:00 am - Doors Open, Continental Breakfast
10:00 am - 10:00 pm - Work on Projects

Sunday, June 1
10:00 am - Doors Open
10:30 am - Team Presentations
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch
1:30 - 2:00 pm - Sponsor Presentations
2:00 - 2:30 pm - Awards Presentations

For more information, email:
     Warren Baucom  l  warrenbaucom@swfrtp.org    
     Karen Walters  l  karenwalters@swfrtp.org

Technical Information

Network:  Your 4MB DSL isn’t enough.

Lee County BoCC, FL, through its IT department (ITG) is making available 150 Mb/s of Internet connectivity for its guest ( LeeCounty_Guest) wireless network. This network is directly routed to the Internet and requires no password

Rock solid WiFi:

The event will be held at one of Lee County BoCC, FL facilities that has two (2) conference rooms. Each conference room is fitted with Cisco 1000 series or Cisco 3600 series wireless access points (WAP). Each conference room has 2 WAPs with capacity to support up to 25 users each.

Each WAP is connected to is main switch via a 1,000 Mb/s (1 Gb/s) connection. Each switch in turn has redundant 1 Gb/s connection to the network core. The network core can support up to 10G b/s of traffic. Lee County has dedicated 150 Mb/s of Internet capacity for the guest wifi network.

Minimal firewalling:

The network being provided to the event is directly connected (through virtual network – VLAN) to the Internet. Although it does go through Lee County BoCC, FL – ITG’s firewall, no traffic is blocked.

Note that DNS filtering is performed for all Lee County Internet traffic.

Subnet / DHCP capacity.

The IP address pool is sufficient to support 1,000+ IPv4s, what will be sufficient for the event.

WiFi security:

The WiFi setup blocks access from one user device to another.  This does not take the responsibility of each participant to secure its equipment.

No device isolation:

Attendees should be reminded that when connected to the network, their devices may be accessible to all other devices on the network so they would be wise to secure them.

IP Whitelisting:

Due to the volume of users normally accessing Lee County's BoCC, FL - ITG's network, there is no risk of grey/black listing of the county IP addresses.

QoS and Monitoring:

Traffic shaping and monitoring may be present to prevent users from abusing the connection to the detriment of others.  Although the capacity for Deep Packet inspection is available, it will not be used.

Ethernet to the Chair Optional.

In one of the rooms, a 48 port switch will be provided.

Single subnet OptionalBoth WiFi and ethernet should share a single subnet, allowing devices to communicate regardless of how they are connected to the network.

Power:  Power sockets / Power strips.  Users will need to bring their own extension cords.

We are so Thankful to our Sponsors and  their investment!








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