New York City hosts 'sustainability hackathon' to develop green apps

New Yorkers have until July 15 to vote for their favorite green app created at a city-organized “sustainability hackathon.”

Over 100 developers, programmers and designers gathered last weekend at NYU-Poly in Downtown Brooklyn, where they used city datasets – such as tree surveys and climate change projections – in order to produce environmentally related digital tools and applications.

A panel of judges then selected winners for five different categories: recycling, transportation, parks and public spaces, city crowdsourcing and “judges pick.”

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