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!
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/
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
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.
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.
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)
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/
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National Environment Agency
Formed on 1 July 2002, the National Environment Agency (NEA) is the leading public organisation responsible for improving and sustaining a clean and green environment in Singapore.