Calling all developers, designers and business professionals!
Registration is now open for Zillow and the University of Washington’s weekend-long housing hackathon. “Hack Housing: Empowering Smarter Decisions” is scheduled for February 6-8 at Zillow Tower in downtown Seattle, with participation from the White House, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Participants will be tasked with coming up with creative solutions to make it easier for first-time homebuyers, low-income renters and senior citizens to find a home that meets their needs. As part of the event, participants will have access to newly released government data sets on topics like federal housing programs, apartment buildings with accessible apartments, and transit information. In addition, Zillow will make available its data on home values and rents.
The winning team will take home a $10,000 prize.