New York City hosts 'sustainability hackathon' to develop green apps
- Metro.us July 8th, 2012
- Source: http://www.metro.us/newyork/comment/article/1147120--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.”