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Reinvent Green


in New York, New York

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Each team will be allotted 5 minutes for their demo, starting at 3PM. Teams will present according to the order of projects listed in the tab.

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.

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:

  • Tyler Mincey, Co-Founder of Brooklyn Beta
  • Jenny Ahmed, founder of Pia Car
  • David Bragdon, Director of the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability
  • Ron Gonen, Deputy Commissioner of Sanitation, Recycling and Sustainability, NYC Department of Sanitation
  • Micah Kotch, Director of Incubator Initiatives, NYU-Poly
  • Jessica Lawrence, managing director of New York Tech Meetup

Location: NYU-Poly, Six MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Schedule:

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 ends

Reception to follow close of the hackathon. Sponsored by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.

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