WHO: Old Dominion University Students
Representatives from the Chesapeake Conservancy, Intel and Esri
WHAT: Climate Data Initiative: Chesapeake Bay Hackathon
WHEN: November 8-9, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. each day
WHERE: Old Dominion University’s Virginia Beach Center 1881 University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23453
WHY: The weekend event will bring together some of the area’s brightest minds in the high-tech industry, including students and professionals, to brainstorm and develop data-driven solutions that will help government officials better understand and track flooding problems caused by climate change and sea level rise in the Hampton Roads region. Coders and students will create apps using many different data sets (forecasts, real time environmental and road closure data, public facing maps, etc.). These new tools will provide planners and managers with the information they need to make informed decisions and the public with the tools they need to understand when and where flooding will affect their daily lives.