Standing room only for app demos at the January 2012 NYC Cleanweb Hackathon. (Photo credit: Jean Barmash)
David Gilford, Assistant Director at NYCEDC, takes a look at the changing face of cities’ sustainability practices on the C40 blog. With the upcoming 2012 Cleanweb Hackathon this weekend, find out how ”pizza-fueled” hackers are helping to solve urban sustainability challenges with data, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
The upcoming Cleanweb Hackathon in New York (taking place September 28-30, 2012) will show how cities can stimulate innovation by combining entrepreneurship and open data. “Cleanweb” is a developing global movement that encourages the application of web, social media, and mobile technologies to address resource constraints. The “Hackathon”, a technique borrowed from web developers, is an intense weekend in which small teams build applications in just two days.