07 November 2014

REGISTER: November 8 - 9 Chesapeake Climate Data Hackathon

Chesapeake Conservancy, Intel, Old Dominion University, Esri Host Weekend “Coding for Good” Event

WHO:    Old Dominion University Students
             Experienced Coders
             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 areas 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.

REGISTER: http://www.chesapeakeconservancy.org/chesapeake-hackathon