2016 Hack-SMC Winners!

A HUGE THANK YOU to all of our amazing 2016 participants! Team submissions can be viewed on the Hack-SMC DevPost page at http://hacksmc.devpost.com/submissions.

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Top Prize Winners: Each team received $1,500 and will continue on to compete for the $5,000* Grand Prize at the Apps Challenge in September.

(In no particular order)


Description: The Worker Resource Center is run by Samaritan House and handles a large volume of laborers coming in looking for short-term work or gigs. The staff at the center matches the laborers and whoever comes in that needs help with labor for a certain job or project. We would build a website that uses text-based services from Twilio to match laborers with their prospective employers. The website will ask for both the employer and worker’s phone number and match them with each other. There will not be need to register on the worker’s side if they desire to be anonymous.

Built with: Twilio, Node.js, Angular.js



Big Thanks

Description: Big Thanks encourages more residents to do volunteer jobs in their free time. According to cityofsanmateo.org: In 2015, volunteers in San Mateo contributed over 83 thousand hours of service, saving the local government nearly 2 million dollars. What if we could triple this in the next year and save so much more money? I have created a system to provide incentive to residents for volunteering using a credit system. These credits can be used to earn discounts from local businesses and buy surplus items from the county. My system has a mobile client + web client, as well as a server-side database; User can locate volunteer openings using the mobile or web client. They can also see a map of nearby volunteer locations(using Esri map); They can also get more details and signup using this client; Once they are finished volunteering, the organizer will validate the hours and credits for them; After they have accumulated enough credits, users can use the credits to buy things such as discounts at local stores, surplus items from the county, etc.

Built with: meteor.js; esri; html5; javascript; ecmascript-6; apache; css3; bootstrap; mongodb



Description: As a kid in foster care, it’s easy to slip through the cracks. With unmanageable caseloads, it seems impossible for social workers to have meaningful check-ins with every kid, every day. Enter Foxter. Foxter allows foster youth to complete short, daily check-ins that provide case managers with essential data for all the kids they serve.
Foxter questions were developed with 5 research-based concerns in mind: Basic Needs; School Attendance; Academic Performance (reading volume); General wellbeing; Safety.

Built with: Android, Twilio



Description: Pending

Built with: Pending



Description: County purchases items for Office/Work like Computers, Laptops, Phones, Printers, Chairs, Tables etc. After 4 to 5 years these items are replaced and the old items are moved to the warehouse where they are either scrapped or auctioned off. Wouldn’t it be better if County Employees and Non-Profit organizations can reuse these items and recycle them later on at the nearest recycling locations. Allows County Employees and Non-Profit organizations to search and order items online; Allows Warehouse manager to add items to the inventory and manage orders; Allow users to find a nearest recycling location; It works on all mobile devices; Creates a new dataset from recycleworks.org which could be uploaded to SMC Open Data.

Built with: asp.net

Esri Opt-In Prize: $1,000

  • Team RagTag

Runners Up: $250

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