When: Sun May 06, 2012 6:00 am
Organization: Boston Cleanweb Hackathon
Location: Greentown Labs in Boston’s Innovation District and Cambridge Innovation Center
Participate in the first ever CLEANWEB HACKATHON BOSTON @cleanwebbos May 4-6 at Greentown Labs in Boston’s Innovation District, for a chance to win over $10K in prizes!
"Cleanweb" is the simple idea of developing software solutions that solve energy and other resource scarcity problems. The goal of the hackathon is to get developers (mobile, web, IT) and others solving big problems while developing web companies at the same time. If you want to use your coding skills to change the world, this is the place to start!
Registration is now open (entry is $10 for students)! Participants can register individually or in teams, with or without ideas - industry experts will be on hand to share problems that need solving if teams need ideas. EnergyHub fielded a team in NYC and created an App to help its own business. Other companies are sponsoring the event to recruit talent. The event will receive a lot of press coverage (it’s already started!); prominent cleantech entrepreneurs and investors will judge the competition.
A Kickoff event will be held at the Venture Cafe at the Cambridge Innovation Center Friday May 4th 5:30-8:30 p, a great opportunity to meet team members and learn about key problems you can solve at the event.
The Cleanweb Hackathon was started by a clean energy entrepreneur in Silicon Valley last Fall, it expanded to NYC, and Boston is hoping to make its event the biggest yet as the rollout of Cleanweb Hackathons continues throughout the US, Canada, London and Paris! Sunil Paul, the entrepreneur who is promoting the idea, gave his most recent pitch at SXSW. He uses local favorite, Zipcar, to support his case, among other awesome green companies.
Don’t miss your chance to sign up for the event: Register now! http://boston.cleanwebhack.com/wp/