On April 17-19, 2015, Sustainability at MIT and the MIT Civil and Environmental Engineering Department will host a hackathon event like no other. You will take on environmental challenges put forth by industry and academic partners.
Teams will have two days to develop a solution to a real-world challenge of your choice. We are seeking participants eager to tackle complex puzzles and passionate about helping our community reach more sustainable practices and lower environmental impact.
The hackathon is open to students and young professionals. Participants from all disciplines, backgrounds and work experiences encouraged to apply.
Registration is free! (See link above)
The Challenge Areas
Natural Resource Management: Water, water and resource reuse and conservation
Mobility in the Modern World: Transportation innovation for the 21st century
Environmentally Conscious Design: Reducing the footprint of products and buildings
(re)Fueling the Next Generation: Sustainable energy solutions
Participating Companies & Organizations:
... and more to come!
Registration opens: January 30, 2015
Registration deadline: April 1, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Companies and organizations will present their challenges and address questions regarding the challenges posed
Networking session to help participants find teammates and ask representatives further questions
Participants will form teams based on challenge interest and start crafting their solutions
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Teams continue to refine their solutions and begin preparing for presentations
Sunday, April 19, 2015:
Teams wrap up projects and present their solutions to a panel of judges
Judging and awards ceremony