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#NYTechResponds - Hurricane Sandy Relief

Jimmy S.
New York, NY
Post #: 1
Hi Everyone,

The effects of Sandy are still being felt by many people in this area and help is needed to develop solutions to ongoing problems. Please register for the #NYTechResponds Hackathon this coming weekend to show your support. Donations are also being accepted if you want to help but do not have the time.

Thanks, Jimmy

Event Registration:


Saturday December 1, 9am to 12:30pm. NYU Stern's Paulson Auditorium (map)
9am to 11am: Relief Agency Conference: 2-3 Panel discussions on:
… the recovery so far - what’s worked, what’s not worked
… what's needed next to support long term recovery
… what we need to better prepare for the next disaster, and what’s needed to allow us to respond more effectively
11am - 12:30am: Project Pitches Hackathon Kick-off: Team Creation, API & Platforms Overview
Saturday December 1, 1:30pm to 6:30pm. Various Co-Working Spaces and offices around NYC, including General Assembly, NYU Poly Incubator - Varick St, and others to be announced this week. (Check out the Hacker League page as well)
Hackathon Day 1
Saturday 7pm to 9pm: Pizza “Thank You” Dinner for Relief Workers and Hackers Location To Be Announced

Sunday December 2, 8:00am to 2:00pm. Various Co-Working Spaces around NYC
Hackathon Day 2
Sunday December 2, 3:00pm to 7:30pm.
3pm to 5pm: Hack Presentations / Hack Reviews and Awards. NYU Stern's Paulson Auditorium (map)
5pm to 7:30pm: Sandy #NYTechResponds Fundraising Campaign Kick-off Event

Hackathon prizes include (as of 11/20/2012 ... more forthcoming as confirmed):
$1000 in total monetary prizes in the "open" (all hack) category for winners to allocate out to the disaster relief agencies of their choice
30 minutes with a partner at ff Ventures to make your pitch ("open" category prize)
Two $500 cash prizes in the energy category, to be selected and awarded by NYSERDA
Robert U.
New York, NY
Post #: 4
Hope to see everyone out there this weekend!
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