Valley Hackathon 2

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The Challenge

Create a strategy as a mobile application or website to increase voter registration and voter turnout for current local elections and ballot measures for the five city region of Los Angeles, Calabasas, San Fernando, Burbank, and Glendale.

#ValleyHackathon Presentation Must Include:

  • How do local elections and measures affect your community?
  • Consider the extent to which these measures and elections will affect you presently and in the future
  • Consider the length of time in which these measures will be in effect (ex. 2 year measure, 50 year measure, etc.)
  • What are some local candidates that are currently campaigning in the five city region?
  • Consider voter fatigue.
  • What are some measures or policies currently being debated in the five city region?
  • What factors contribute to low voter turnout and what are their consequences
  • Who does this affect?
  • Why does it matter?
  • Note how partisanship affects voter turnout
  • A solution to increase voter turnout rates
  • A platform through which you will consistently educate the public about the significance of local elections and measures
  • Teams must present a 5 minute presentation of their final strategy and pitch to a panel of judges.

EXTRA Points

Worth one point each

  • Take a photo of your team  and to
  • Generate your own Hashtag themed by your final concept.
    • Example:
      • #RocktheVote
  • Show a demo/sample of the website or mobile application you have made.

Negative Points

Judges will deduct points for the following infraction:

  • Presentations exceeds  5 minutes.
  • Every team member that does NOT participate in presentation

Agenda

  • 9:00am – Registration, receive team numbers & continental breakfast is served.
  • 9:30am – Team Formation
    • Welcome by Dr. S.K Ramesh, Dean of College of Engineering & Computer Science, Cal State University, Northridge
    • Review challenge and agenda by Kenn Phillips, President & CEO, The Valley Economic Alliance
  • 10:15am – Hacking Begins!
  • 12:30pm – Lunch is served. Working lunch break.
  • 2:00pm – Teams Present PowerPoint Presentations (5 minutes each team)
  • 3:30pm – Judging of teams and prizes awarded.
  • 4:15pm – Internship Networking Session

You will be able to meet and network with the following entities regarding internship opportunities that are available for you.

Please visit each table at 4:15pm to learn about the positions that are available for you and share your interest and contact information with the recruitment representatives.

  • A. Promise Fund
  • City of Los Angeles
  • Office of Senator Robert M. Hertzberg
  • Open Tech
  • Office of Congressman Tony Cardenas

Datasets & Resources

 

 

 

Judging Criteria

Teams will be judged on the following criteria on a 1-5 scale.

The maximum points a team can get is 25.

  • Is it functional?
    • Does it accomplish the stated goal of the Hackathon?
    • Does it work as is, or does it require additional resources (code or data?)
  • Is it intuitive?
    • Is it easy to understand?
    • Is it user friendly?
    • Is it creative?
    • Is it impressive and technical?
  • Is it viable?
    • Is it useful?
    • Is it practical?
    • Is it repeatable?
    • Is it scalable?
  • Does the concept have real social impact?
    • Does it impact many or few?
    • Is it educational?
  • Is it marketable?
    • How much will it cost to build?
    • How much will it cost maintain?
    • If it does not generate revenue, does the information collected provide the invested value?

Judge Panel

Martha Diaz Aszkenazy
Chairman Emeritus, Alliance Officers, Board of Governors
Chair Emeritus
Aszkenazy Development, Inc.
David Fleming
David Fleming
Chairman Emeritus, Alliance Officers, Board of Governors
Chair Emeritus
Senator Robert Hertzberg Office
Richard Katz
Chairman Emeritus, Alliance Officers, Board of Governors
Chairman Emeritus
Richard Katz Consulting
Tamara Gurney
Tamara Gurney
Vice Chair, Alliance Officers, Board of Governors
Vice Chair
Mission Valley Bank
President and CEO
Bochki Park
Board of Governors
Vice-Chair of the Board
Sherman Oaks Hospital
Gabriela Flores
Board of Governors
Associate Director of Government & Industry Relations
Cedar Sinai
George De La Nuez
Board of Governors
Architect
American Institute of Architects
Desiree Gemigiani
Board of Governors
Executive Director
American Institute of Architects
Christine Purse
Board of Governors
President
Ignite Strategic Communications
Public Affairs Reprisentative
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan
Darlene Sanchez
Board of Governors
Deputy Director
City of Glendale
Armin Nikravan
Board of Governors
VP, Private Banker
Union Bank Private Bank
Brian Chu
Board of Governors
Director
Crystal and Company
Thomas R. Ohlgren
Board of Governors
Senior Manager, Tax and Accounting Services
Squar Milner, LLP
Murtaza Sanwari
Board of Governors
Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals
Kaiser Permanente Health Plan and Hospitals
Jesse Ibarra
Board of Governors
Assistant Vice President
Neighborhood Housing Services
Doug Morton
Board of Governors
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
Bobrick Washroom Equipment
Theresa Ofstad
Board of Governors
Destination Sales Director
Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board
Gary Washburn
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
President Elect
Southland Regional Association of Realtors
Randy Witt
Alliance Officers, Board of Governors
Chairman
Randy Witt Productions
David Steele-Figueredo
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
President
Woodbury University
Thomas Soule
Alliance Officers, Board of Governors
Treasurer
Thomas R. Soule, CPA
Antonio Lopez
San Fernando
Vice Mayor
City of San Fernando
Kim Guard
Kim Guard
Alliance Officers, Board of Governors
Secretary
Express Employment Professionals
Antonio Lopez
Board of Governors
Vice Mayor
City of San Fernando
Christina Ketsoyan
Board of Governors
Vice President, San Fernando Valley District Manager
US Bank
David Tedesco
Board of Governors
Principal
IMT Capital
Emily Gabel-Luddy
Burbank
Vice Mayor
Vrej Agajanian
Elected Officials, Glendale
Councilmember
Francesca Vega
Board of Governors
Director of Government and Community Relations
California State University, Northridge
James Garrison
Board of Governors
President
Pacific Federal, LLC
James MacLellan
Board of Governors
Director of Trade Development
Port of Los Angeles
Jeff Falgien
Board of Governors
Vice President
Keyboard Concepts
John Anderson
Board of Governors
Director, Field Operations
California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
Kristy Lazur
Board of Governors
Vice President
MAXIMUS
Laurette Healey
Board of Governors
Consultant
Lisa Pitney
Board of Governors
Vice President, Government Relations
The Walt Disney Company
Lydia Salcido
Board of Governors
Senior Account Executive
Pacific Federal, LLC
Marianne Haver Hill
Board of Governors
Executive Director
Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation
Nancy Starczyk
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Chairman
Southland Regional Association of Realtors
Nathaniel S. Wilson
Campus Architect
California State University, Northridge
Paul Hara
Board of Governors
APTIM
Ramella Markarian
Ramella Markarian
Board of Governors
Vice President, Business Development & Physician Relations
Glendale Adventist Medical Center
Rebecca Lienhard
Rebecca Lienhard
Board of Governors
Chief Executive Officer
Tierra del Sol
Rob Sherman
Board of Governors
General Manager
Republic Services
Robert Scott
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Executive Director
Mulholland Institute
Ronald Belczyk
Board of Governors
Ronald Belczyk, DPM
Roschell Ashley
Board of Governors
Interim Chief Executive Officer
New Horizons
Ross Hopkins
Board of Governors
Founder & CEO
Ross Hopkins & Associates
Ryan Pasiliao
ValleyHackathon, HACKLosAngeles, Judge
Information Systems Specialist, City of Calabasas
Scott Ochoa
Scott Ochoa
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
City Manager
City of Glendale
Senator Anthony Portantino
California State Senate
25th Senate District
Senator Connie M. Leyva
California State Senate
20th Senate District
Dianne Feinstein
Senator Dianne Feinstein
United States Senate
Senator
United States Senate
Senator Henry Stern
California State Senate
27th Senate District
Senator Kamala D. Harris
United States Senate
Senator
United States Senate
Stephen Landsman
Stephen Landsman
Board of Governors
Senior Manager
Squar Milner
Stephen M. Ozen
Board of Governors
CPA
Miller Kaplan Arase & Co. LLP
Stuart Waldman
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
President
Valley Industry & Commerce Association
Sylvia Ballin
Board of Governors, San Fernando
Mayor
City of San Fernando
Thomas M. Priselac
Board of Governors
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cedars-Sinai Health System
Tony Tartaglia
Tony Tartaglia
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Regional Public Affairs Manager
Southern California Gas Company
Tracy Hernandez
Board of Governors
Founding CEO
BizFed
Vartan Gharpetian
Vartan Gharpetian
Board of Governors, Glendale
Mayor
City of Glendale
Will Rogers
Board of Governors, Burbank
Mayor
City of Burbank
William Van Laningham
William Van Laningham
Board of Governors
Marketing Director
Daily News
William Wolf
William Wolf
Board of Governors
Managing Partner
Squar Milner
Winnie Davis
Winnie Davis
Board of Governors
Executive Sales Director
Coldwell Banker
Winston Stromberg
Winston P. Stromberg
Board of Governors
Partner
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Zareh Sinanyan
Glendale
Councilmember
City of Glendale
Zedar Broadous
Zedar Broadous
Board of Governors
Publisher
Chronicle Business Group
Adam Velardo
ValleyHackathon, HACKLosAngeles, Judge
Infrastructure Technology Manager, Southern California Gas Company
Assembly Member Duane Acosta
California State Assembly
38th Assembly District
Congress Member Steve Knight
United States House of Representatives
25th Congressional District
Natasha Suton
Board of Governors, VITA Board of Directors
International Account Executive
UPS
VITA Co-Chairperson
Alex Guerrero
Chief Development Officer
VEDC
Raul Bocanegra
Assembly Member Raul Bocanegra
California State Assembly
39th Assembly District
Brett Tarnet
Brett Tarnet
Board of Directors, Board of Governors, VITA Board of Directors
Owner
Brett Tarnet Insurance Services
VITA Co-Chairperson
Congress Member Judy Chu
United States House of Representatives
27th Congressional District
Assembly Member Laura Friedman
California State Assembly
43rd Assembly District
Adam Schiff
Congress Member Adam Schiff
United States House of Representatives
28th Congressional District
Katherine Whitman
Katherine Whitman
VITA Board of Directors
Partner
Pomegranate International
VITA Vice Chairperson
Mary Sue Maurer
Board of Governors, Calabasas
Mayor
City of Calabasas
Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Los Angeles County
3rd District
Board of Supervisors
Angela Amirkhanian
VITA Board of Directors
Economic & Workforce Development Coordinator
The Valley Economic Alliance
VITA Treasurer
Adrin Nazarian
Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian
California State Assembly
46th Assembly District
Tony Cardenas
Congress Member Tony Cardenas
United States House of Representatives
29th Congressional District
Robert C. Gonzalez
San Fernando
Councilmember
City of San Fernando
Ara Najarian
Ara Najarian
Glendale
Councilmember
City of Glendale
Congress Member Brad Sherman
United States House of Representatives
30th Congressional District
Greg Mariscal
Greg Mariscal
VITA Board of Directors
Director of International Sales
Hirsh Pipe & Supply Co.
VITA Secretary
Supervisor Kathryn Barger
Los Angeles County
5th District
Board of Supervisors
Barry Cohn
Barry S. Cohn
Board of Governors
President & CEO
Really Great Employee Benefits
Bill Allen
William Allen
Vice Chair, Alliance Officers, Board of Governors
Vice Chair
Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation
Benita Trujillo
ValleyHackathon, HACKLosAngeles, Judge
Senior Field Deputy, Office of Supervisor Sheila Kuehl
Erika Endrijonas, Ph.D.
Vice Chair, Alliance Officers, Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Vice Chair
Los Angeles Valley College
Bert Boeckmann
Bert Boeckmann
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Owner/ President
Galpin Motors, Inc.
Eric Garcetti
Los Angeles
Mayor
City of Los Angeles
Kecia Washington
Vice Chair, Alliance Officers, Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Vice Chair
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Bob Frutos
Burbank
Councilmember
City of Burbank
Candice Weber
Candice Weber
Board of Directors
Chief People Officer
Call Source
Candice Weber
Candice Weber
Board of Governors
Executive Director
CallSource
Carmen Bowen
Carmen Bowen
Vice Chair, Alliance Officers, Board of Governors
Vice Chair
Concorde Career College
Campus President
Chris Kimball
Chris Kimball
Board of Governors
President
California Lutheran University
Christina Ketsoyan
Christina Ketsoyan
VP District Manager (SFV)
US Bank
Cindy Keitel
Cindy Keitel
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Community Relations Coordinator
California Lutheran University
Coby King
Coby King
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
President & CEO
High Point Strategies, LLC
Dale Surowitz
Dale Surowitz
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Chief Executive Officer
Providence Tarzana Medical Center
Daniel Blake
Daniel Blake
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Professor Emeritus
California State University, Northridge
Darnell Tyler
Darnell Tyler
Vice Chair, Alliance Officers, Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Vice Chair
NBCUniversal
Director of Real Estate Planning & Community Relations Development
David Honda
David Honda
Board of Governors
U.S. Department of Commerce
David LoPresti
David LoPresti
Board of Governors
Senior Business Development Executive
Goodwill of Southern California
Fred Gaines
Board of Directors, Board of Governors, Calabasas
Mayor Pro Tem
City of Calabasas
Deborah diCesare
Deborah diCesare
Board of Governors
Economic Development Dean
Los Angeles Valley College
Dennis Washburn
Dennis Washburn
Board of Governors
Associate Director
Resource Conservation District
Diana Sanchez
Diana Sanchez
Board of Governors
Public & Community Relations Director
Van Nuys Airport
Dianne Harrison
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
President
California State University, Northridge
Don Franken
Don Franken
Board of Governors
Executive Director
Franken Enterprises
Doug Morton
Douglas F. Morton
Senior Vice President-Corporate Development
Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc.
David Gordon
Dr. David Gordon
Councilmember
City of Burbank
Emily Gabel-Luddy
Emily Gabel-Luddy
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Councilmember
City of Burbank
Sharon Springer
Burbank
Councilmember
City of Burbank
Paul Krekorian
Los Angeles
Councilmember District 2
City of Los Angeles
Eric Nishimoto
Eric Nishimoto
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Associate
Lee & Associates
FaithAuon
ValleyHackathon, HACKLosAngeles, Mentor
Ford Roosevelt
Ford Roosevelt
Board of Governors
President & CEO
Project GRAD-Los Angeles
Frank Miller
Board of Governors
Executive Director
Hollywood Burbank Airport
David Shapiro
Board of Directors, Board of Governors, Calabasas
Councilmember
City of Calabasas
GabeLizer
ValleyHackathon, HACKLosAngeles, Mentor
Gail Lara
WCMP
Director
Women’s Collaborative Mentoring Program.
Gina Uzunyan
Gina Uzunyan
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
President
Southland Regional Association of Realtors
Gloria Pollak
Gloria Pollack
Board of Governors
Community Liaison
The Gelb Group
Gus Ghusayni
Gus Ghusayni
Senior Vice President
Community Bank
Harvey Berg
Harvey Berg
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Berg Consulting Group
Heath Patton
Heath Patton
Board of Governors
Business and Consumer Marketing
The Merchant Source
David Ryu
Los Angeles
Councilmember District 4
City of Los Angeles
Jaime Soto
Jaime Soto
San Fernando
Councilmember
City of San Fernando
James Robert Bozajian
James R. Bozajian
Councilmember
City of Calabasas
James Robert Bozajian
James R. Bozajian
Calabasas
Councilmember
City of Calabasas
James Stewart
James Stewart
Board of Governors
Principal
Mister Parliamentarian
Jamie Chien
Board of Governors
Community Relations Manager
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
Jan Swinton
Jan Swinton
Board of Governors
Dean, Workforce Development
Glendale Community College
Jane Skeeter
Jane A. Skeeter
Board of Governors
Founder & CEO
UltraGlas, Inc.
Janel Huff
Janel Huff
Board of Governors
Realtor
Rodeo Realty
Javier Angulo
Javier Angulo
Board of Governors
Director of Community Affairs, Public Affairs
Walmart
Jeannie DeLaura
Jeannie DeLaura
Board of Governors
Senior Vice President
Bolton & Company
Jeff Edelstein
Jeff Edelstein
Board of Governors
President
SOS Survival Products
Jess Talamantes
Jess Talamantes
Board of Governors, Burbank
Councilmember
City of Burbank
Jesse Ibarra
Jesse Ibarra
Director of Business Development
Neighborhood Housing Services
Jim Ezell
Jim Ezell
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Realtor
Park Regency
Joan Samuels
ValleyHackathon, HACKLosAngeles, Judge
MCS Career Group
Joel Fajardo
Board of Directors, Board of Governors, San Fernando
Councilmember
City of San Fernando
John Parker
John Parker
Vice Chair, Alliance Officers, Board of Directors
Vice Chair
Parker Brown Inc.
Executive Officer & Co-Founder
John Parker
John Parker
Board of Governors
Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Parker Brown Inc.
Jonathan Levy
Jonathan Levy
Board of Governors
Principal
Beezley Management
JoseGonzalez
ValleyHackathon, HACKLosAngeles, Mentor
Kathleen Burke
Kathleen Burke
Board of Governors
President
Los Angeles Pierce College
Keith McPherson
Keith McPherson
Board of Governors
Head Nerd in Charge
A Cool Nerd
Kevin Tamaki
Kevin Tamaki
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Director, External Affairs
AT&T
Kristine Tonoyan
Kristine A. Tonoyan
Business Relationship Manager
Chase Bank
Larry Green
Larry Green
Board of Governors
Senior Vice President
Westfield Group
Laura Friedman
Laura Friedman
Councilmember
City of Glendale
Les Himes
Les Himes
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Insurance Broker
Phillipp & Associates Insurance Services, Inc.
Louie Sadd
Louie Sadd
Board of Governors
Owner
Datastream
Mannon Kaplan
Mannon Kaplan
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Managing Partner
Miller, Kaplan, Arase & Co., LLP
Marian Jocz
Marian Jocz
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Executive Director
United Chambers of Commerce
Mark Levinson
Mark L. Levinson
Board of Governors
Attorney at Law
Mark L. Levinson Family Law
Martin M. Cooper
Martin M. Cooper
Board of Governors
President
Cooper Communications
Alicia Weintraub
Calabasas
Councilmember
City of Calabasas
Maryam Abbassi
ValleyHackathon, HACKLosAngeles, Judge
Information Systems Manager, Information Technology Agency, City of Los Angeles
Melene Alfonso
Board of Governors
General Manager & Vice President Advertising
Daily News
Michel Moore
Michel Moore
Assistant Chief
Los Angeles Police Department
Mike Quiroga
Mike Quiroga
Board of Governors
President
Mike's Roofing & Building
Mitch Englander
ValleyHackathon, HACKLosAngeles, Judge
Councilmember, City of Los Angeles District 12
Paul Koretz
Los Angeles
Councilmember District 5
City of Los Angeles
Monte Perez
Monte E. Perez, Ph.D.
Board of Governors
President
Los Angeles Mission College
Natasha Madarian
Board of Governors
Chief Operating Officer
ProHealth Medical Group
Nury Martinez
Nury Martinez
Los Angeles
Councilmember District 6
City of Los Angeles
Pamela Corradi
Pamela Corradi
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Owner
Whole Person Concepts
Herb Wesson
Los Angeles
Councilmember District 7
City of Los Angeles
Patti MacJennet
Patti MacJennett
Board of Directors, Board of Governors
Senior Vice President
Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Mitch Englander
Los Angeles
Councilmember District 12
City of Los Angeles
Paul Krekorian
Paul Krekorian
Paul Palkovic
Paul Palkovic
Board of Governors
Vice President
Bolton & Company
Andrew Sweibel
Andrew Sweibel
VITA Board of Directors
Vice-President, International
Bobrick Washroom Equipment
Britta Eriksson
Britta Eriksson
CEO
Euro VAT Refund Inc.
Elyse Hookaylo Rosenblatt
Elyse Hookaylo-Rosenblatt
VITA Board of Directors
Global Trade Services VP
US Bank
Eric Olson
Commercial Officer & Senior International Trade Specialist
U.S. Commercial Service
Jeffery J. Daar
Jeffery J. Daar
VITA Board of Directors
Lawyer
Daar & Newman Lawyers
Paula Devine
Paula Devine
Glendale
Councilmember
City of Glendale
Robert Rodine
Robert Rodine
Board of Directors, Board of Governors, VITA Board of Directors
Principal/ Consultant
The Polaris Group
Tony Livoti
Tony Livoti
VITA Board of Directors
President
MBITA
Victor M. Berrellez
Victor M. Berrellez
VITA Board of Directors
Vice President / Relationship Manager
California United Bank
Raj Dhillon
ValleyHackathon, HACKLosAngeles, Judge
District Representative, Office of Senator Robert M. Hertzberg