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This week is Climate Week NYC, an annual summit bringing focus to clean technologies and how they can create jobs, stimulate the economy, and make the world a little greener. In keeping with the green theme, this weekend, Cleanweb Hackathon NYC will bring together software developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to brainstorm and create innovative products, apps, and solutions to global resource constraints. At the Hackathon, participants are challenged to build applications that tackle sustainability issues by leveraging web and mobile technologies. The teams of hackers are equipped with datasets, pizza, and coffee, and have 30 hours to produce working apps, products, and hacks to be presented to a select panel of judges.
The Cleanweb Hackathon kicks off this Friday evening with a social at AlleyNYC from 7pm to 9pm, where participants can deliver a two-minute pitch of their ideas in an effort to recruit teammates. On Saturday, all competitors will return to AlleyNYC, where they will spend the next 30 hours brainstorming and developing cleanweb applications. Sunday will include a press conference for media to meet and mingle with the organizing sponsors, judges, and competitors, as well as the cleanweb application presentations and award ceremony.
For more info about cleanweb as an emerging trend, check out this great overview: http://www.slideshare.net/blake/why-cleanweb-will-beat-cleantech
Friday, September 28: Kick-off party, 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Saturday, September 29: Hackathon, starting 9:00 AM, all day event
Sunday, September 30: Resume Hackathon at 9:00 AM, Presentations & Judging at 2:00 PM
500 7th Ave, 17th Floor, NYC