App Quest Winners Take the Stage

Winners Gallery

Challenge: Best Overall - Grand Prize

Challenge: Best Overall - Second Prize

Challenge: Best Overall - Third Prize

Challenge: Best MTA Wish List App

Challenge: Popular Choice

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Hackathon Award: First Place

Hackathon Award: Second Place

Hackathon Award: Third Place

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Hackathon Winners

On May 4th and 5th, 2013, developers participated in a NYC-based hackathon to kick off the App Quest virtual challenge. All hackathon participants were eligible to compete for prizes in the App Quest virtual challenge as long as they updated their submissions to meet the requirements of the challenge.

Prizes

Challenge: Best Overall - Grand Prize

$20,000

Challenge: Best Overall - Second Prize

$10,000

Challenge: Best Overall - Third Prize

$5,000

Challenge: Best MTA Wish List App

$2,000

Challenge: Honorable Mention (2)

$1,000

Challenge: Popular Choice

$1,000

Hackathon Award: First Place

$5,000

Hackathon Award: Second Place

$3,000

Hackathon Award: Third Place

$2,000

Judges

Craig Stewart

Craig Stewart

Senior Director of Capital Programs, MTA

Marissa Shorenstein

Marissa Shorenstein

President of AT&T New York

Rachel Haot

Rachel Haot

NYC Chief Digital Officer

Matt Brimer

Matt Brimer

General Assembly Co-Founder

Sree Sreenivasan

Sree Sreenivasan

Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton

TechnoBuffalo

Brian Malkerson

Brian Malkerson

NYC Seed, Principle

Andrew Rasiej

Andrew Rasiej

NY Tech Meetup Chairman

Barbara Cohn

Barbara Cohn

Chief Data Officer, New York State Office of Information Technology Services

Judging Criteria

Quality of Idea

Includes creativity and originality of the idea, and potential to improve the travel experience for MTA riders.

Implementation of Idea

Includes how well the idea was executed by the developer and how well the app integrates with the MTA public data and APIs.

Potential Impact

Includes the extent to which the submission will impact MTA customers and their travel experience.

About the Challenge

Winners announced (view all dates)

New York State’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and AT&T are challenging developers to show off their skills while solving real-world problems and enhancing the transit experience of MTA’s 8.5 million daily riders. App Quest 2013 consists of an intensive weekend-long hackathon on May 4 in New York City, and a three month global challenge open to app developers from around the world.