Register for the Philly EcoCamp Environmental Hackathon and Unconference

From: Andrew T.
Sent on: Monday, June 2, 2014 6:24 PM

Hello Code for Philly,

Many of you may be interested in a hackathon/unconference Azavea is organizing in a few weeks.


From June 20-22, Azavea is organizing EcoCamp, a series of workshops, a hackathon, and an unconference promoting sustainability and the environment through technology.  


We hope you can join us!  All you have to do is register, decide if you want a limited-edition otter-backed EcoCamp t-shirt, and bring your ideas, skills, and interest in the environment. Did we mention we’ll feed you delicious food for three straight days?


What is EcoCamp? This isn’t just a hackathon! First, it’s a full day of educational workshops on Friday. Instructors from the US Forest Service, Philadelphia Water Department, Azavea, and other organizations will lead workshops on Arduino sensors, urban forestry, mapping, green infrastructure, data visualization, etc. Then, on Saturday through Sunday, you can either apply what you learned on Friday and join up with a hackathon team tackling an environmental challenge, or learn more from your fellow attendees and share your own ideas at the unconference. Or both!


Philadelphia is a vibrant place for civic hacking as well as a hub for powerful environmental initiatives. From the Philadelphia Water Department’s world-leading work on green stormwater management and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Plant One Million trees initiative, to Code for Philly’s weekly civic hack nights and local government support for open data, civic support for sustainability is thriving in Philly.


Philly EcoCamp

Friends Center (1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia, PA)

Workshops: Friday 6/20 9:00am – 5:30pm

Unconference (propose a session!): Saturday 6/21 9:00am – 5:30pm

Hackathon (pitch an idea!): Saturday 6/21 9:00am – 8:00pm

                   Sunday 6/22 9:00am – 6:00pm



Hope to see you there. And please help us spread the word to your friends and colleagues!


Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson, Community Evangelist

Azavea |  340 N 12th St, Ste 402, Philadelphia, PA
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