Co-founded by Blake Burris, Dynamo Labs, Suchi Sharma, Watts@Work, Nicholas Eisenberger, Pure Energy Partners, and Sunil Paul, Spring Ventures, Cleanweb Hackathon is the brainchild of industry leaders in the cleantech and infotech spaces seeking to accelerate the innovation and commercialization of cleanweb applications and raise awareness of the growing trend. During these weekend-long competitions in key markets, developers, designers, and business professionals dedicated to optimizing resource use and driving cleantech development come together to create new web applications that address current energy and resource challenges.
For those of you new to the hackathon fold, the spirit of the event and weekend is to show what you can create in about 24 hours from scratch using your own data, code along with APIs and datasets that will be provided from partner organizations, sponsors, and government sources.
- Teams must be a minimum size of 2, ideally 3 comprised of a developer, UI designer and a business developer
- You must take something from idea to demonstratable prototype in order to submit it for judging
- Submit your app by the deadline Sunday afternoon.
- Demo it to attendees and judges starting Sunday afternoon. You will have just 3 minutes.
Our inaugural event in San Francisco drew over 100 participants and resulted in 14 cleanweb applications. The hackathon was covered by GigaOM, with a recap available at: http://gigaom.com/cleantech/live-from-the-first-cleanweb-hackathon/