What’s a hackathon?
A hackathon is an opportunity for software developers, designers, and others to come together to build something for fun, outside the normal pressures of business, clients, and users. They are innovation powerhouses, where every idea adds something new.
A key concept of a hackathon is the focus on creating, moving beyond discussing ideas and implementing them. Sometimes the hacks can go on to do very well, but most people take part for the reward of just having built something that they think is great!
Green Hackathon is a series of events where the focus is in sustainability, using computer technology for working towards reducing energy use, making emissions visible, increasing awareness and knowledge, changing lifestyles, creating collaborations for sustainability.. Past events include Stockholm, London, Helsinki and Athens. You can look at previous results for inspiration.
Who can participate?
This event is open for everyone that wants to work using computer technology for sustainability, including coders, web developers, researchers, students, environmental experts, designers…
Participants can work alone or in groups (existing or created ad-hoc during the event)
The Zürich Green Hackathon will be a one day hackathon starting in the morning and finishing with a presentation round and jury decision in the the evening.
While the focus is not on the competition, there will be a jury for deciding a winner to spice up things. The winner or winner team will present the results as a speaker on Wednesday, February 13th, on the workshop by the World Resources Forum, ITU, GeSI and HP.
You can register at: http://zurichgreenhackathon.eventbrite.com/
The event is free of charge.
Even if we will suggest releasing the results as open source or open data, any IP you create at the event is your own. You can release it open source, keep it to yourself, whatever you want. If you join a team with others, it’s up to you to sort out the IP issues between you. The Green Hackathon organisers make no claim on any IP you create, though we will talk about the presented work far and wide and might use images of it (unless you specifically ask us not to).
The Zürich Green Hackathon will be located at the premises of the Department of Informatics of University of Zürich.
Date: 12th of February
The winner or winner team will present the results as a speaker on Wednesday, February 13th, on the workshop by the World Resources Forum, ITU, GeSI and HP.
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