Economic Success

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8AM-4:30 PM M-F
703-324-5171 TTY 711
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 432
Fairfax, VA 22035
Rebecca Moudry
Director, Department of Economic Initiatives

Transportation & Mobility Hackathon

Coding Solutions to Congestion, Mobility & Safety

Fairfax County and the Virginia Department of Transportation held a hackathon on Nov. 16-17, 2017.Hackers at work during our transportation hackathon.

The event was designed to create innovative technology solutions to improve:

  • Traffic congestion
  • Safety
  • Mobility for senior, people with disabilities and others
  • Automated and connected vehicle technology

There were 11 teams that competed for cash prizes awarded to first, second and third place winners, plus a prize for a student team.

This event was presented with financial support from the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Qlarion and Reston Chamber of Commerce. Lunch was provided by Le Pain Quotidien.

Hackathon Pitches & Winners

Teams came up with ideas that included using artificial intelligence and machine learning to predict traffic accidents or traffic volumes, identify the safest intersections, and help people who are blind cross the street safely.

eTrans Systems: 1st Place ($3,000)


All Traffic Solutions: 2nd Place ($2,000)


Qlarion: 3rd Place ($1,000)


George Mason University College of Science: Student Prize ($1,500)


Go Together


George Mason University

Virginia Department of Transportation


Virginia Tech Scores






Old Dominion University

Fairfax Virtual Assistant