August 25, 2011
With 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.
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.
Can’t make the event, but want to host your own code-a-thon to make prototypes of green apps? Contact the EPA at firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.)
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Greening the Internet with Apps for the Environment [techPresident]
EPA’s Apps for the Environment Challenge [Sunlight Labs]