Past Event – 2019


A University of Hawaii team, called Gary’s Best, took home the $4,000 top prize  at the Hawaii Annual Code Challenge (HACC) over the weekend.  The team came up with an innovative solution for a challenge sponsored by the State Office of Energy and Hawaiian Electric Company.  The challenge was for the creation of dashboard displaying the health of an electric vehicle charging station using key metrics developed from charging data analysis.

“I’m proud that Hawaii is home to a very talented group of IT developers as demonstrated at the HACC. They created imaginative solutions to some of our state’s pressing challenges. Congratulations to the winners, and mahalo to all who participated,” said Gov. David Ige.

Read our press release.

First Place:  Gary’s Best – Electrical Vehicle Charging Station Analysis
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Second Place:  Kulu – Green Loan Portal
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Third Place:  Area 51 Raid Squad – Electrical Vehicle Charging Station Analysis
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First Place High School Team:  Mililani High School – SHC – Electrical Vehicle Charging Station Analysis
First Place High School Team:  Waipahu High School – Netjxrk – Sustainable Education
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Winner Photos – Courtesy of the Office of the Governor

Photos from the Event – Courtesy of Jarret Yip and PCATT


HGIA Green Loan Portal
DBEDT/Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority – Green Loan Application Portal Challenge Description: Leveraging and integrating existing solutions (such as Salesforce, etc.) to provide our applicants with a more intuitive, customer friendly and timely experience with government loan programs Challenge submission details HGIA Reverse Pitch
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ETS/HGG Community Engagement & Digital Storytelling
Office of Enterprise Technology Services / Hawaii Green Growth Community Engagement & Digital Storytelling Challenge Description: Using data to better communicate a story and foster community engagement and participation in achieving the goals of the Aloha+ Dashboard Challenge submission details on Community Engagement Challenge submission details on Digital Storytelling HGG/ETS Reverse Pitch
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Energy/HECO Electric Vehicle Charging Analysis
State Energy Office/Hawaii Electric Co. Electric Vehicle Charging Analysis Challenge Description: a dashboard displaying health of charging station shall be updated every 5-10 minutes using key metrics developed from charging data analysis. A utilization tracker shall include a “congestion” threshold at which a new station in the same location is needed. The impact from EV charging […]
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DOE Aloha+ Curricular Database
Department of Education – Aloha + Curricular Database Challenge Description: Curricular development is often done in silos and the resources generated from that are scattered across platforms and websites. We also lack a process to certify content to standards and career pathways. If we could construct an OER that enables specialists to certify materials (cross-walked […]
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Thanks You to Our 2019 Sponsors!

Terabyte Level Sponsors

Kaiser Permanente
Hawaiian Airlines
Transform Hawaii Government
Verizon Wireless

Gigabyte Level Sponsors

Hawaii Information Consortium
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Megabyte Level Sponsors

Hawaii Data Collaborative

Kilobyte Level Sponsors


Event Partners

The Office of Hawaii State Senator Jarrett Keohokalole
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Olelo Community Media


Event Presented By

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