On June 30 and July 1, NYC Digital and the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability will host Reinvent Green at NYU Poly at Six MetroTech Center in Brooklyn. The event is the city’s first sustainability hackathon, and will feature a community coding event where developers work to solve a variety of challenges using digital technology. Programmers, developers and designers will be work in teams at the event, and use a variety of the city’s open data sets to create digital tools and apps that promote green initiatives.
Attendance is open to firms, individual developers, and designers who want to know more about Reinvent Green. Prizes will be given at the end of the weekend for a range of categories. A panel of judges, which includes Charles Adler, co-founder of Kickstarter, Micah Kotch, director of Incubator of Initiatives, and others, will determine the prize winners. Facebook users can vote for their favorite app developed during the hackathon through the NYC Gov Facebook page.