Overview

On April 3rd, 2015 CodeRED took Houston by storm. Hundreds of people from all over the world gathered for 24 hours of hacking, snacking, learning, having fun, and building something awesome. We're excited to announce that we'll be doing it all again, bigger, better, and with true Texas pride and spirit: CodeRED Fall 2015.

So, prepare for a weekend filled with learning new technologies, pushing your limits, making new friends, solving problems, building out ideas, and redefining excellence. We'll provide you with everything you need. Just make sure you come hungry and eager to build something awesome.

Themes

Financial Technology

Innovation in financial services have just begun to come through, but this field is different than others. The challenge is not only in providing newer and more innovative services that either benefits a customer or helps investors and banker make better decisions. The challenge is also in securing these systems from the ever growing numbers of vulnerabilities and from the malicious intent of wron...

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Healthcare

There used to be a time where the common cold could cause an epidemic. And today, we’ve eradicated malaria and are on the path to finding cures to cancer and AIDS. While direct medical sciences have contributed to most of its advancements, recent years have seen computer sciences compliment it very well. Be it in aggregating services of every doctor in a locality, or a simple application with quic...

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Productivity

Our day-to-day work lives have become so dependent on suite of productivity tools that help save time and increase our overall work output. From emails to cloud file storage to offline/online messaging, the world of productivity apps have evolved with changing times. Still a whole lot of them suffer from a brisk fragmentation and incompatibility issues. A simplified, seamless experience for all su...

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Big Data
Education
Internet of Things

Prizes USD 8000 in prizes

Main Prizes
1st Place
USD 3000
  • 4 x Ergotron Monitor Arm

  • 4 x Das Keybaord 4C Professional Mechanical Keyboard

  • 4 x Asus 23" IPS Monitor

  • 4 x Audio Technica M30x Headphones

  • 4 x Dell Venue 10 Tablets

  • 4 x 1st Place Medals

2nd Place
USD 1500
  • 4 x Das Keyboard 4C Professional Mechanical Keyboard

  • 4 x Pebble Time Smartwatch

  • 4 x 2nd Place Medals

3rd Place
USD 500
  • 4 x 2015 Chromecast

  • 4 x Hexacopter Drone

  • 4 x 3rd Place Medals

Special Prizes
Best use of Microsoft Technology
USD 800
  • 4 x Dell Venue 8 Pro Tablet
PROS - Most innovative insights of travel data
USD 280
  • 4 x Leap Motion

Requires project to be open-source under an Apache License and must provide link to online repository.

Example data feeds: http://www.transtats.bts.gov/DL_SelectFields.asp?Table_ID=291&DB_Short_Name=Air%20Carrier%20Financial http://datamarket.azure.com/dataset/oakleaf/us_air_carrier_flight_delays_incr http://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers/

Best use of AWS
USD 240

4 x 1TB Hard Drives

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