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11 August 2014



Transportation app challenge at World Congress

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Damien Rocchi, Grand Circus
Damien Rocchi, CEO and Co-founder of Grand Circus

The Youth Connection Showcase at the ITS World Congress Detroit is presenting the Road Code challenge – a code-a-thon competition to inspire creative app development around transportation.  College students, entrepreneurs, and tech start-ups, will be encouraged to think big and think creative; mobile connectivity, or safety, or convenience. Teams of coders will descend on Grand Circus, an inspirational learning facility in the heart of downtown Detroit on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at 7.00pm and kick off 24 hours of transforming raw data and ideas into magic just in time to “Wow” the judges on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 8.00pm

“Grand Circus is excited to be partnering with MDOT, ITSA, and Square One Education Network to host this code-a-thon. It’s incredible to watch what’s possible when local entrepreneurial creativity meets real-world problems, and transportation is an industry that stands to benefit tremendously from innovation,” says Damien Rocchi, CEO and Co-founder of Grand Circus.

The Road Code provides the opportunity for teams to present their app designs to a panel of industry experts and share it at the Youth Connection Showcase exhibit during the ITS World Congress.

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