NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg has today announced âReinvent Green,â the Cityâs first hackathon focused primarily on sustainability and the urban environment.
The two-day event, which will take place this summer, invites developers and designers to use the Cityâs environmental open data sets to create digital tools and apps that empower New Yorkers to engage in more sustainable practices.
This is the latest of many efforts New York has made to tap its growing tech and startup scene.Â If you havenât stayed in the loop, weâve witnessed a constant flow of initiatives, including theÂ BigApps NYC competitionÂ andÂ NYâs Facebook photo contest. We also coveredÂ NYCâs ambitious open data policy, aÂ subway art app, and the move to bringÂ WiFi and cellular receptionÂ into our beloved, sticky subway stations.
From the Reinvent Green LaunchRock page:
Want to change the world? Apply to be a part of the City of New Yorkâs first Greener, Greater Hackathon. The weekend event challenges data scientists, developers and designers to use environmental data to create tools and apps that empower New Yorkers to live greener, greater lives. Join us Summer 2012.
As always, weâll be in attendance and interested participants are encouraged to visit the link belowÂ to sign up to be notified when the application is live.
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