The KnoxDevs group, which is coordinating the event in conjunction with the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and the City of Knoxville, has developed the open data sets and civic challenges. There will be a prize to each member of the group that produces the best product that addresses the challenge/uses the open data set. “This is separate from the top three overall prizes,” KnoxDevs advises. Teams have a chance to double up on prizes by choosing a civic challenge/dataset and go for the overall prizes.
The “Knoxville City Hackathon” begins at 8 a.m. Saturday at Pyxl’s offices at 625 South Gay Street across from the Tennessee Theatre. The finale is set to begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Scruffy City Hall on Market Square.