Clean & Green Hackathon 2013: 26-28 April

The National Environment Agency (NEA) is excited to announce the inaugural Clean & Green Hackathon from 26th to 28th April 2013. Join developers, environmental activists, creatives and concerned citizens to build solutions that will empower the public to safeguard and nurture Singapore’s environment.

The hackathon will feature NEA datasets that have never been released publicly before and are not available on any public forum. Come brainstorm ideas, work with innovative people and create awesome solutions for a sustainable Singapore!

Register now! http://clean-green-hackathon-fnc.eventbrite.com

Themes

Safeguard our clean & green environment

How can citizens and companies alike make Singapore a “City in a Garden” by leveraging the latest technologies to build communities, report problems, support green projects and challenge each other to do more for the environment?

Conserve our precious resources
How can we use mobile applications, smart devices and other technologies to quantify our environmental impact, drive behaviour change and create better habits?

Find out more about themes: http://cgs.sg/hackathon/themes/

Data

NEA is providing data sets that have never been released publicly before and are not available on any public forum. The following data sets will be released exclusively for the hackathon weekend –

  • Energy consumption for buildings registered under the Energy Smart Building Labelling Scheme

  • Detailed household energy consumption figures from a national study

  • Crowd-sourced littering, public cleanliness and food hygiene reports

  • and more

They are also featuring data sets from CleanLah and X-Dengue, two applications already making great use of government data and are widely used by the public in Singapore.

SAP Workshop

Interested in how you can make sense of the new datasets available for the Clean & Green Hackathon? SAP is running a HANA One and Visual Intelligence workshop from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on 26th April 2013. (Free dinner provided)

Speakers from SAP will demonstrate how their database and analytics solution can analyse the data available in NEA’s data sandbox. Using your own Windows, Linux, or Mac computers, get started with HANA One or Visual Intelligence in under 30 minutes.

Participants with SAP workshop tickets will be eligible to attend the whole hackathon weekend.

Choose the SAP Workshop (Friday night) ticket above to register.

Hackathon

Date(s): 26th April 6:30pm to 28th April 4:00pm

Venue:  8 College Avenue East, NUS, University Town, Education Resource Centre, Level 2, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium

Directions : http://utown.nus.edu.sg/contact/getting-here/

Fee: FREE* ($15 refundable deposit)

The ticket comes with a $15 refundable deposit – the deposit will be refunded when you attend the hackathon (from 26th to 28th).
If you have any questions, visit our FAQs page: http://cgs.sg/hackathon/faq or contact satya.kothimangalam@newton-circus.com.

Pre-hackathon Workshop

Ahead of the hackathon, we are organizing a workshop session on 22nd April.

Attend this informal warm-up workshop to kickstart crafting your ideas ahead of the hackathon! Hear from Professor Leo Tan on the opportunities for Singapore’s environment, and a quick introduction on the datasets available. Sign up now: http://clean-green-workshop.eventbrite.com/

Image taken from the National Environment Agency

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