Love Tech and the Planet? Hit the Cleanweb Hackathon in NYC

The Cleanweb Hackathon‘s 2nd edition is coming to NYC on Jan 20- 22, 2012. The hackathon serves to demonstrate the impact of applying information technology to resource constraints.

More about the Cleanweb Hackathon

“CleanWeb” is a category of clean technology that leverages the capability of the internet, social media, and mobile technologies to address resource constraints. The goal is to organize a competition to build apps and hacks exploiting new sustainable business models while leveraging the mobile and social web. The hackathon is an interesting concept that builds on creative thinking and information technology. The inaugural event in San Francisco drew over 100 participants and resulted in 14 cleanweb applications. And now the competition is coming to NYC!

Join the Cleanweb Hackathon 20th through the 22nd January, 2012 in New York City as we bring together developers, designers and business professionals dedicated to optimizing resource use and accelerating cleantech development. Participants are tasked with building applications that tackle energy, waste, water, and other sustainability issues by leveraging web and mobile technologies. We challenge attendees on what they can do over the course of the weekend that might just change the world for the better. Register now at http://cleanweb-nyc.eventbrite.com

There is a Kickoff Social

Be sure to join the kick-off social at The New York Academy of Sciences at 7 World Trade Center on January 20th (Friday). Meet the teams over a nice spread of food and drinks. If you are still looking for a teammate, the organizers can help you find one.

What else happens at the Hackathon?

You will spend an intense 24 hours hacking and presenting with some of the nation’s brightest developers. Competitors will have access to some datasets contributed by friends and sponsors for use in building apps. At the end of a marathon hack session, teams will demo their apps and hacks for the audience and a group of select judges. Winners will be announced at the end of the competition on January 22. The organizers have assembled an impressive list of participating organizations including: Tendril, Genability, EnergyHub, Efficiency 2.0, BrighterPlanet, Weels, EnergyScoreCards, HonestBuildings, Sefaira, Joule Assets, Green Pangia, Wind Analytics, and Locus Energy.

The impressive list of judges inlcude:

  •    Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures,
  •    Rachel Sterne, NYC Chief Digital Officer,
  •    Frank Rimalkovski, NYU Innovation fund
  •    Evan Korth, Co-Founder, HackNY
  •    Mike Shimazu, Innovation & Business Development, NYSERDA
  •    Maria Gotch, President & CEO, New York City Investment Fund

And, Aneesh Chopra, United States Chief Technology Officer will be a special guest at the event!

For the complete schedule, visit the website.






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