1. August 25, 2011

    Green hackathon in DC Labor Day weekend

    imageWith its new Apps for the Environment challenge, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is challenging software developers to create innovative and widely useful apps that use EPA data to address health/environmental problems. 

    Green + tech enthusiasts, if you’re in DC over Labor Day weekend, check out the Apps for the Environment hackathon. It’s hosted by American University, in their technology-rich green facilities. EPA specialists will be on hand to answer questions and help you build your app.

    What: AU “Apps for the Environment” Hack-a-thon

    When: Sept. 3, 2011, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Where: American University Graduate Research Center (below Bender Library), Washington, D.C.

    Who: Developers and teams from universities throughout the area, professional coders, journalists, and anyone with ideas for green apps.

    Inspirations7 priorities for EPA’s future, ideas for appsdata discovery webinarsdeveloper resources

    RSVP here!

    Can’t make the event, but want to host your own code-a-thon to make prototypes of green apps? Contact the EPA at greenapps@epa.gov, or call 202-566-1686. They’ll work with you to set one up, promote it, and make it a success. (See the code-a-thon toolkit here.)

    By: Samantha

    Follow @ChallengeGov and @EPAgov on Twitter.

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    Why the EPA Wants You to Design America’s Next Top Environmental App [Mashable]

    Greening the Internet with Apps for the Environment [techPresident]

    EPA’s Apps for the Environment Challenge [Sunlight Labs]

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