Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) April 09, 2013
Earth Advantage is proud to be the platinum sponsor and host to the first ever Portland Cleanweb Hackathon focused on energy efficiency, transportation, water conservation, food, recycling and waste management. The event will kick off with a party Friday evening, May 17th at Earth Advantage’s downtown location with time for networking, discussions, team member scouting and interaction with API providers, investors and attendees.
The Hackathon will take place over two days beginning Saturday morning, May 18th. Cleanweb PDX will award up to $3,500 as first prize for the best apps featuring clean energy innovations, $1,000 for the second place and $500 for the third place. Commissioner Nick Fish, a long-time supporter of clean energy programs in Portland , will be the keynote speaker. Confirmed judges include Brad Zenger, co-founder, managing director of Pivotal Investments and Winston Saunders, director of data center security initiatives at Intel. The local organizers include technical and sustainability talent from Thetus, CakeSystems™, Environmental Action Institute, PDX UX, and a variety of Technology Association of Oregon member companies and user groups. David Heslam, executive director at Earth Advantage and a key innovator around CakeSystems software stated, “This is an opportunity for us to partner with Cleanweb to bring developers together from across the region, once again demonstrating Portland’s leadership role in sustainability.”
Cleanweb is a grassroots movement committed to solving the world’s most profound issues related to resource constraints through the application of information technology. Since its inception in mid-2011, Cleanweb communities have popped up organically around the world. Theses communities are hosting local meetups and hackathons that have stirred passionate developers and entrepreneurs to action creating apps and solutions across diverse sectors spanning transportation, energy, waste, water, and agriculture. Cleanweb Hackathons have been held across the country from San Francisco to NYC and around the world in France, Great Britain, and Italy.
To sign up or learn more by visiting: portland.cleanweb.co
The Cleanweb Hackathon is a gathering to demonstrate the impact of applying information technology to resource constraints. Cleanweb brings together developers, designers and business professionals dedicated to optimizing resource use and accelerating cleantech development. Participants are tasked with building applications leveraging web, mobile, and social technology coupled with available open data sets and APIs.
About Earth Advantage
Earth Advantage's mission is to accelerate the creation of better buildings. They use an innovation model that transforms their real-world experience into products and services that advance building performance. Earth Advantage certifies, researches, educates, and incubates to help realize a building industry that harmonizes with the natural environment.
For more information about Cleanweb Portland:
Jay-E Emmingham, Cleanweb Facilitator for Portland
@cleanwebhack @cleanwebpdx #cleanweb