about 3 years ago

And the winner is…

The votes are in! Go to the gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the great submissions.

Even though the competition is over, you don't stop hacking. Update your portfolio to inform your followers about new projects and get feedback from fellow makers.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


about 3 years ago

Last call for votes

If you haven’t cast your vote yet for the Parking Lot 2.0, there’s still time. The polls will remain open until 5pm ET on October 29th. Spread the word and tell your friends & family to vote for you!

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


about 3 years ago

Public voting is now open

It’s your turn to pick the winner. Browse the Submission gallery and vote for your favorite app.

If you entered a submission, be sure to spread the word through your social networks. The last day to vote is October 29th.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


about 3 years ago

Last call for submissions

The deadline is just around the corner. Apps are due October 14th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


about 3 years ago

Start your draft today

The deadline for Parking Lot 2.0 is coming up soon! Submissions are due October 14th before 5pm ET.

Please start your submission now and hit "Save as draft," or if/when you're ready, "Submit for review." 

We'd like to remind all of you that uploading and making a great submission video takes time, so don't leave that until the last minute.

For those of you who have just joined us recently: explore the quick-start guide, draw inspiration from the Resources page, and happy hacking!

Good luck, everyone!

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about 3 years ago

One week to go – the deadline is almost here!

Whew, it's the home stretch! There's only one week left to submit your app. Submissions are due October 14th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


about 3 years ago

Who's judging?

We're excited to announce the judging panel for Parking Lot 2.0 — get ready to showcase your submission to transport and tech experts from Ford, UCLA, MIT, Propark America, and FAST (Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic).

How's development going so far?
Team leaders: please tell us here if you haven't already done so.

Can we help answer any questions?
We're here for you! Please post on the discussion forum or email us at support@challengepost.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Submissions are due October 14th. We can't wait to see what you're creating to take parking into the 21st century!


about 3 years ago

Two weeks to go – submit early!

There are two weeks left in Parking Lot 2.0. Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due October 14th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t created started a draft, please do so now. And if you've just recently joined the challenge, explore the quick-start guide and draw some inspiration from the compeition Resources page.

Submission checklist

Before you say "ship it!", make sure you run through this list:

  • Have you explained how your app reimagines parking lots for Los Angeles?
  • Have you created a…

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about 3 years ago

Google Hangout Recording + Status Update (Action Required)

The recording for yesterday's Google Hangout is now up — watch it now and hear Venkatesh Prasad, Senior Technical Leader, Open Innovation at Ford, discuss the future of mobility with fellow challenge participants and mobility fans around the world. We apologize for the audio glitch in the beginning of the video — it does clear up after the 5:55 mark, so please bare with us!

Tell us how development is going

With the submission deadline drawing near, we'd like to check in with you again and hear about your experience so far. 

Team leaders: please tell us how development is going here.

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about 3 years ago

9/25 Google+ Hangout — RSVP Now!

Have you registered yet? Be sure to do so now, and come prepared with your list of questions!

Google+ Hangout: “All About the Innovate Mobility Series”
September 25, 17:00–18:00 GMT (Note: Time listed in GMT. Find out what time that is in your city here.)
RSVP at http://bit.ly/FordHangout

Venkatesh Prasad, Group and Senior Technical Leader from Ford Research and Innovation, will speak about all of the Innovate Mobility Series challenges and answer questions about them and Ford's OpenXC platform.


about 3 years ago

Three weeks to go — start your draft now!

There are three weeks left in Parking Lot 2.0. Beat the deadline rush by getting your submission ready early. Submissions are due October 14th before 5pm ET. Find out what time that is in your city.

If you haven’t already started a draft, you should do it now. And if you’re just getting started, read the official rules and follow the quick-start guide.

Questions?

We're here to help. If you have any questions about the challenge, post on the discussion forum or email support@challengepost.com and we'll respond as soon as we can.


about 3 years ago

Today: Live Twitter Q&A at 9 AM!

The live Twitter Q&A on "Roads of the Future" is taking place this morning!

Join Erica Klampfl, Ford's Future Mobility Manager, for a discussion on how technology will shape future journeys — tweet your questions using hashtag #FordInnovate now, and join the live session at 9 a.m. PT.

Note: Time was listed in Pacific Time. Find out what time that is in your city here.

 

 


about 3 years ago

One month left – start your draft

There is one month left in Parking Lot 2.0. Submissions are due October 14th before 5pm ET.

Start your draft today

Starting a draft is a good way to make sure that your app meets the requirements. There’s nothing worse than getting to the deadline, only to realize that you’re missing a key component. And remember: once you begin a draft, you can save and edit it at any time prior to the submission deadline.

Prepare your video

Don’t forget, your submission must include a video showing your app. Too often, participants leave this video to the last minute without…

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over 3 years ago

Live Twitter Q&A + Google Hangout

Ford is hosting two live events this month so you can chat about what the future holds for mobility and get definitive answers to all of your Innovate Mobility Series questions!

Note: Times are listed in GMT. Find out what time that is in your city here.

Twitter Q&A: “Roads of the Future”
September 17, 17:00–18:00 GMT

Erica Klampfl, Future Mobility Manager at Ford, will be discussing with tech buffs how technology will shape the way we use cars in years to come.

Tweet your questions to @Ford or use the #FordInnovate hastag to participate in the discussion.

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over 3 years ago

How's it going? (Action required!)

Thank you for participating in the Parking Lot 2.0! We're excited to see what you’ve been working on. The submission period is half over, so we thought it'd be a good time to check in and see how things are going.

Team leaders: please tell us how development is going here.

If you don't plan on entering anymore, let us know.

There's still plenty of time to get your submission in before the deadline. For those of you who haven't gotten started yet check out the quick-start guide.

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have any…

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over 3 years ago

Making a great submission video

We know you’re focused on your app right now, but don't forget about your submission video. It's often the first thing that judges and voters review.

A good video tells the story behind your submission, providing a clear and concise explanation of what your app is and does. Here are some tips and a list of screencasting tools:

  1. Establish your elevator pitch. In the first few seconds of your video, explain why your app is awesome. You can get into the details of how it works later on in the video, but treat the opening seconds of your video…

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over 3 years ago

Challenge Quick-Start Guide

Thanks for joining Parking Lot 2.0 — you're now officially registered! We’ll be sending you regular updates throughout the challenge.

Read on and start your project today. Submissions are due October 14, 2014 at 5pm ET.

  1. Plan your attack. Review the challenge requirements and visit the Resources page for for more information about parking lots and links to useful datasets, APIs, and more.
  2. Get a head start. Fill out the basic fields on the application form and save it as a draft today. This will give you a good idea of what you'll need to put together before the deadline.

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