Hackathon in Reston to Explore Solutions for Gridlock in Fairfax

by Fatimah Waseem November 10, 2017 at 2:45 pm 6 Comments

Entrepreneurs, technology companies and students are invited to tackle one of the county’s most pressing challenges on November: historically gridlocked transportation.

The county and the Virginia Department of Transportation are partnering to present the Transportation and Mobility Hackathon on Nov. 16 and 17 at the Refraction in Reston. Registration ends on Monday at 5 p.m. Space is limited and the event begins at 10:30.

Participants will have the opportunity to pitch projects for future collaborations with public and private partners. Cash prizes for ideas range between $1,500 and $3,000. The hackathon is designed to open doors for creative, new technologies that will relieve congestion, boost safety and improve mobility especially for seniors and individuals with disabilities.

In a statement, the county indicated the event is intended to “spur the development of innovative new technologies and grow and diversify our economy.”

The event is sponsored by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, George Mason University, 1776, Virginia Tech and Refraction.

Email Eta Davis for more information.


  • Dale

    Why don’t we increase the Density! That seems to be the County’s plan.

  • Waitwhat

    More high rise condos…pack ’em in, and continue to make all the roads one lane each way, with a bike lane.

    • 40yearsinreston

      More fried chicken shacks will ease the dining crush

  • 40yearsinreston

    Fire Hudgens and Bulova
    That will solve the problem

  • Chuck Morningwood

    How about if I code an app which sends “Request Denied” letters to developers’ applications for new construction?

  • Willie Reston

    Too many people.


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