Last weekend (16 -17 March) we were busy supporting the env[:hack] organised by Environment Agency and Geeks of London. The event, held at the University of Bristol attracted over 50 software and hardware developers to look at the problems associated with environmental responsibility and create some cool and innovative demos showcasing how technology can help us all be more green.
The weekend kicked off with presentations from Environment Agency which highlighted some of the barriers to business in improving environmental performance, and how this can be turned to opportunities – such as re-use of waste? There were also examples of good practice.
This was followed by a presentation from GeoVation where participants learnt about the current GeoVation Challenge ‘How can we help British business improve environmental performance?’ in which successful ideas can win a slice of £100,000 to help make their idea a reality.
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Are you interested in a fun weekend learning about the data provided by the Environment Agency and Ordnance Survey and creating some cool demos that showcase how technology can help us all be more green and environmentally responsible?
If so, register here for env[:hack], a Hack Day being organised by the Environment Agency with help from Geeks of London and GeoVation. The event will be held on 16-17 March 2013 at the University of Bristol and aims to bring together around 80 software and hardware developers, Environment Agency experts and interesting data.
A Hack Day is a free-to-attend, intense weekend of learning, sharing and building new cool software and hardware projects. In the case of env[:hack] the theme is the environment and environmental responsibility. Hacking for a better place. You are welcome to register as a hacker or as an observer. Whether you are an expert or novice, developer or designer, join us to explore the APIs provided by the Environment Agency.
The event will open Saturday 10:30am-10pm and Sunday 9am-5pm. See schedule. We will have a solution for the overnight for any hackers coming from outside of Bristol. Register your requirement and details will follow.
Find out more and register