NYC Reinvent Green Hackathon

The City of New York is excited to announce its first sustainability hackathon: Reinvent Green, a joint initiative of NYC Digital and the Mayor’s Office of Long-term Planning and Sustainability. Hosted at NYU-Poly in downtown Brooklyn over the weekend of Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1, 2012, the hackathon aims to rally and incentivize the City’s best technology talent to create digital tools and apps that encourage a greener, greater New York. The City is very excited to partner with two great Brooklyn technology institutions on this initiative – NYU-Poly and Brooklyn Beta.

Space is limited. Development and design candidates are encouraged to apply now through Sunday, June 17 by completing the short application at the link below. Candidates will be informed of the status of their application by Friday, June 22.

The City is proud to team up once again with the talented technology community in New York, and looks forward to collaborating to address the City’s most important sustainability challenges.

Reinvent Green Hackathon
Application Deadline: June 17, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: June 22, 2012
Hackathon Dates: June 30- July 1, 2012
Location: NYU-Poly, Six MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the weekend in a variety of categories. Four of the five prizes will be determined by a panel of judges that includes:

  • Charles Adler, co-founder of Kickstarter
  • Jenny Ahmed, founder of Pia Car
  • Ron Gonen, Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation
  • Cas Holloway, Deputy Mayor for Operations for the City of New York
  • Micah Kotch, director of Incubator of Initiatives, NYU-Poly
  • Jessica Lawrence, managing director of New York Tech Meetup

Saturday, June 30, 2012
9:00AM Breakfast and Registration
9:30AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:00AM Technology & Data Office hours and work begins
12:00PM Working Lunch
6:00PM Social Dinner
1:00AM Work ends, doors close

Sunday, July 1, 2012
8:00AM Doors open and breakfast
12:00PM Working Lunch
2:30PM Hacks due
3:00PM Demos begin
5:00PM Judging and Prizes
6:00PM Event end

Source: NYC Digital