YOU'RE INVITED: #NYTechResponds Sandy Benefit Hackathon Weekend - THIS WEEKEND

From: Robert U.
Sent on: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:52 AM

I hope to see all of you at the #NYTechResponds hackathon weekend this Saturday and Sunday. More info is available at Registration is at Prizes for both best overall hacks, as well as category specific hacks. Another prize: 30 minutes with Steve Schlafman for person who raises most money to the #NYTechResponds fundraising campaign. Let me ([address removed]) know if you have any questions. Thanks!

Rob Underwood
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Twitter: @brooklynrob (

Over the last few years, the NY technology sector has blossomed and flourished. Now Hurricane Sandy has delivered a serious blow to our home city - the city where we've chosen to build, code, and grow our businesses. The NY Tech community has stepped up and collaborated across different organizations to help lead Sandy relief. Yet there is still much more for us to do - both to recover now and to prepare for when the next disaster hits.

On December 1st & 2nd we - the NY Tech community - are coming together as #NYTechResponds for a Sandy Relief Agency Conference, Hackathon, and Sandy Fundraising Campaign Kick-off Reception in New York City. This is your opportunity to take what you do best - designing, developing, and deploying technology - and apply your skills directly to Sandy relief. We hope you will join us.



Saturday, December 1st

9am to 11am: Relief Agency Conference

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

1:30pm to 6:30pm: Hackathon Day 1

7pm to 9pm: Pizza "Thank You" Dinner for Relief Workers and Hackers

Sunday, December 2nd

8:00am to 2:00pm: Hackathon Day 2

3pm to 5pm: Hack Presentations, Reviews and Awards. Prizes include:

  • + The hacker who raises the most money for the #NYTechResponds giving campaign will win 30 minutes to pitch to Steve Schlafman
  • + 30 minutes to pitch to a partner at ff Ventures ("open" all hack category)
  • + $1000 in total monetary prizes in the "open" all hack category for winners to allocate out to the disaster relief agencies of their choice
  • + Two $500 prizes given by NYSERDA for best energy related projects for winners to allocate out to the disaster relief agencies of their choice
  • + Free weeks at a NYC co-working space
  • + Other prizes to be announced soon

6pm to 8:00pm: Sandy #NYTechResponds Fundraising Campaign Reception


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