Hackathon taking place in Fishers will benefit first responders

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Local first responders will benefit from the third annual AT&T #IoTCivicHack, a hackathon taking place April 20-21 at the new Internet of Things lab, 9059 Technology Ln.

Weger

The hackathon brings together developers, designers and technologists to solve a problem, based on the type of challenges first responders face.

“Public safety is the main focus for this year’s event. They have a specific focus each time, and this time it so happens to be public safety, which is awesome since it’s being held right here in our backyard,” Fishers Police Dept. Public Information Officer Sgt.  Tom Weger said. “The city as a whole prides itself on being on the cutting edge of technology, and the police department is no different. A lot of networking is going to take place, and we are just excited to see what these developers can come up with, and hopefully they can provide a process or application that will help us do our job better and safer.”

Speakers will include U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, former Boston Police Dept. Commissioner Ed Davis, Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness and Indiana State Police Supt. Douglas Carter, among others.

Richardson

Justin Richardson, manager of data and analytics at OurHealth, which is participanting in the event, said he is excited to see what OurHealth will bring.

“We enjoy participating in these kinds of things and playing with the new technology they will have available and really making an impact in our community,” Richardson said. “They present us with a set of problems and give us some technology to work with, and we sit down with some white boards and smart people and try to figure out how to solve it. It’s really beneficial to both sides.”

For a full schedule of events or to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/att-iot-civic-hackathon-indianapolis-tickets-41343804432.

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