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Wheels, Energy and Trash Hackathon

City of Chicago in partnership and sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund

Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Chicago, IL

Wheels, Energy and Trash Hackathon

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Wheels, Energy and Trash Hackathon

The City of Chicago, Worldwide Wildlife Fund and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum seek innovative civic coders, environmental policymakers, and business professionals interested in addressing Chicago’s important sustainability issues through technological advancement and big data analysis!

The Hackathon will take place at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Free parking is available at the museum and on the street, however, it can fill up quickly on a Saturday. Multiple-bus lines drop-off and pick-up right in front of the museum and there is a Divvy station located in front of the museum. 


Sustainability Topics: This Hackathon will address three areas of sustainability: 

  • Energy efficiency, supporting Mayor Emanuel’s  Sustainable Chicago 2015 goal 3 to “Improve citywide energy efficiency by 5%.” 
     
  • Public transportation ridership, supporting Mayor Emanuel’s  Sustainable Chicago 2015 goal 6 to “Increase average daily transit ridership.”
     
  • Waste diversion, supporting Mayor Emanuel’s  Sustainable Chicago 2015 goal 20, to “Increase access to recycling and improve policies to promote waste reduction and re-use.” 



Prizes & Judging:

  • Prizes of over $2,000!
  • Judges will include leaders in the fields of technology and sustainability



Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00 am: Sign-In & Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am:  Keynote Address & Event Overview

9:30 – 10:30 am: Opportunity Briefings: Facilitated discussion, dataset review, and team creation on waste, transit, and energy tracks

10:30 – 3:00 pm: Team Working Time (Lunch Provided)

3:00 - 5:00 pm: Team Presentations, Judging, & Awards

5:00 – 7:00+ pm: Off-Site Reception & Networking

Optional policy & technical skills workshops will be offered throughout the day!

 

Check out the event website here!


Have questions about Wheels, Energy and Trash Hackathon? Contact City of Chicago in partnership and sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund

When & Where



Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 North Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL 60614

Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)


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City of Chicago in partnership and sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund

the City of Chicago in partnership with and sponsored by World Wildlife Fund


For more information about how Chicago is leading as one of the greenest cities in America, visit www.chicagosustainability.org

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