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The American Association of Blacks in Energy HACKATHON

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New York University Tandon School of Engineering

6 MetroTech Center

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Hackathons, typically are events dominated by tech people solving a problem or creating something new and improved.

As organization whose mission is to address energy issues and their impact on communities of color, the AABE Hackathon is a new way to affect change. The question is - how should we ensure diverse inputs is included? While complex problem solving certainly isn’t new, addressing issues in the framework of a hackathon, with diverse participants while applying principles of design thinking certainly is!

At the AABE Hackathon, professionals, business leaders, academics, students from a variety of colleges and universities, policy makers, and people from the community come together to work on discrete challenges where design thinking and technology is a factor that can be applied to the solution.

So, What's Different?

There are several things that make the AABE Hackathon a unique approach that delivers high value:

  • Inclusive participation goes beyond data scientists to intentional involvement of industry subject matter experts to maximize the benefits of intersectionality of energy and technology.

  • Designated team leaders who provide background and insight into the problem statement

  • Design thinking facilitation to insure all team members can participate in the critical groundwork of understanding the dynamics and defining the problem before solutions are considered. This leads to more meaningful outcomes in the limited time available.

  • Mentors who can both challenge the teams as well as contribute additional expertise as solutions are explored

  • Technology platform enabling team members to work through implementation of their proposed solution

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Space is limited, so register today.


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