Come hack water with Pachube, Ushahidi, DontFlush.Me, and PublicLaboratory.org. We will be exploring how we can build our own investigative tools, create rugged sensors that can survive in the water for at least 1 month, connect real-time data and citizen observed reports with a Pachube<->Ushahidi linkup, crowdsource water quality information, and generally create systems that engage people with their waterways here in NYC.
23 Friday: Evening mixer 7PM to form groups and talk about projects
24 Saturday Day 10AM-6PM: Hacking
24 Saturday Evening 7PM-9PM: Presentations
25 Sunday 11AM: In the field, tweaking/testing, deployments
For those of you with existing tools or strategies that could be useful, please tell us about it in the comments below, and come with a short IGNITE talk to give Friday night.
Ideas are being developed here, please add yours: http://publiclaboratory.org/wiki/water-hack...
A few quick updates:
- Ignites are Friday night. These are 5 minute pechu kucha talks to pitch your ideas. Please share your files via Dropbox to hleson At ushahidi dot com by Friday, March 23, 2012 09:00am EST. Leif will duck tape them together.
- We will try to ustream Friday night and throughout the weekend. As well, watch our twitter accounts (@publiclab, @pachube, @ushahidi) for more details on participation.
- What to bring: Your brain, a coffee mug, laptop, power strip, candy to share, and smiles.