HackPVD, co-organized by Milhouse and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza’s administration, is a free event at the Providence Public Library that challenges amateur and professional computer programmers to come up with innovative solutions to city problems.
“You get together to come up with an innovative and original idea,” Milhouse said. “And then you just code and code and code.”
– ‘Revolutionizing RIPTA’ with Hack(RI)
Hackers are being encouraged to “Revolutionize RIPTA.” The R.I. Public Transit Authority is participating in the first statewide hackathon hosted by the state of Rhode Island, and the “Revolutionizing RIPTA” portion of Hack(RI) will launch at RIPTA’s Elmwood Avenue headquarters at 705 Elmwood Ave.