Cleanweb is about applying tech solutions to resource problems-- in energy, water, waste, transit, food, air, illegal fishing/poaching/whaling and other areas-- by taking advantage of the powerful trends in cheap computing power, mobility, data availability, and social graphs.
WHO Anyone active in technology, design, entrepreneurship, investment, and/or resource issues should join! Are you: • Building cool tech and looking for investment, partners, or customers? • Interested in working for a company that is doing the above? • Looking to put money into startups in the trillion dollar resource category? If you answered yes to any of the above, you should join this meetup.
WHAT Monthly meetups will be 90 - 120 minutes in length (plus informal socializing time afterwards) showcasing interesting technology approaches to solve specific resource issues. We'll have 1 - 2 presenters showcasing what they've built, measured or expected results, and where they are going with the technology.
WHERE Our primary monthly meetups will be held in either Oakland/Berkeley or in San Francisco.
WHEN Right now, we are aiming for the 2nd Wednesday of each month for our primary meetup with some flexibility moving to the 3rd Wednesday if need be.
WHY We have seen extreme reductions in cost for computing, for storage, for electricity production from solar and wind, and we have also seen extreme weather events likely linked to climate change, and intense opposition from politicians and the fossil fuel industry. There is no more important time than now to be in this industry.