This Saturday: Hack into Sustainability!

Join Sustainable JC this Saturday at the Hackathon JC: Hack into Sustainability event presented by the Jersey City Office of Innovation!  The event will take place at the &Co co-working space in downtown Jersey City. The HackJC Sustainability hackathon is a day-long community tech event with local civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, urbanists, community organizers and others passionate about making Jersey City better. The goal of this collaborative brainstorming event is to use publicly-released data with technology, to design projects, apps, products and processes to improve Jersey City.

SJC is super excited about this and hope you are too :-)

The Agenda includes Panels, Tech Demos and Speakers throughout the day !  Newly released data, maps, research articles and other resources will be made available - see agenda and resource list here.

Consider coming with a team or joining one at the event !  Teams will be challenged to make a proposal to the City at the end of the day and Awards will be presented for the best ideas ~

Here are some of the Challenge Statements that will drive the day :

  • What are some ways that we can align priorities, encourage partnerships and modify behaviors to promote water stewardship?
  • How could Jersey City use water data to promote sustainability?
  • How can we use crowd sourcing mapping tools to identify flood zones and promote green infrastructure?
  • What reporting or visualizations could be added to OpenTreeMap to assist administrators and members of the public in managing and advocating for trees?

**Sustainable JC will be hosting the OpenTreeMap booth with special guest NYC Open Sewer Atlas Team.  Come over to meet us and if you haven't done so already, please sign up for the Jersey City OpenTreeMap before you arrive :-)

This event is completely free and open to the public! There will be prizes, food and music to keep participants going all day!  Please Register here.

Andcowork (&Co) is located at 201 Montgomery Street, 2nd Floor, Jersey City, NJ and is a 5 minute walk from the Grove Street PATH Station. On-street parking is available.



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