When 59DaysOCode #thecompetition started, the goal was to create a visible tech community in the San Joaquin Valley. We've obviously done that. So, what's the next step?
Change the world.
This year, 59DaysOfCode presents #thecompetition ignite, a competition track dedicated to changing the world one solution at a time. We want to use your nerdy-brilliance to solve real-world problems facing our community today. Each year, we will select an economic, social, or environmental issue plaguing the San Joaquin Valley for ignite. We will give you the facts and outline the problem.
The theme of ignite will be announced at the opening of registration. Before kick-off, ignite competitors will receive a booklet of issues and background information from experts. It is from this booklet that you will choose your project. You as a competitor may also elect to do your own research on the ignite topic within the 59-day period and select a project of your own choosing.
You have 59 days to come up with a technological solution. Your solution will need to be relevant. Applicable. Easy to use. You will present your idea to a panel of judges made up of geeks, entrepreneurs, and issue experts. You'll have to convince tech-nerds and traditionalists alike that technology really can make life better. Are you ready?
Fire is a transformative force. It has the power to take things back to their original state, making room for new and better things. It has the power to melt, boil, and cauterize. Fire starts with a single point of ignition, a single spark or flame. And that's how we see change happening in the San Joaquin Valley. With one idea, we can change the way a company does business. We can change the way people approach social equality. We can change the way groups (don't) collaborate. It all starts with us. It all starts with 59 days of problem-solving.