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Erie Hack Detroit: Hacking Day #2
March 16, 2017 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Come be a part of a day of innovation for Lake Erie and get ready to hack! Join dozens of engineers, designers, water experts, conservationists, enthusiasts and developers from across the region to work for our most precious natural resource. Engage new team members or find a team to join through listening to rapid fire pitches. Interface with environmental and tech mentors in an open-format collaboration space designed to maximize the impact and longevity of your solutions. Be a part of the growing Blue Economy movement that is revolutionizing the Great Lakes region. Lunch is on us. The challenge statements have been issued—will you accept?
About Erie Hack:
The Erie Hack is a data and engineering competition that unites coders, developers, engineers, and water experts to generate enduring solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest challenges. Working from the challenge statements derived from ideation sessions with NASA representatives and regional stakeholders, teams are charged with creating innovative digital tools, hardware innovations, and engineering solutions that build “The Blue Economy”–the emergent economic cluster dedicated to the sustainable stewardship of bodies of freshwater around the globe. Erie Hack provides regional high school students, college students, and professionals the opportunity to combine their own expertise with solid mentoring to create technologies with the potential to invigorate Lake Erie’s environment and economy.
Learn more at: http://eriehack.io/
Presented by Cleveland Water Alliance, the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, Wayne State University and TechTown. Collaborators include: GE, NASA Glenn Research Center, IBM, DigitalC, Great Lakes Observing System, NSF International, FreshWater Forum of the Cranbrook Institute of Science, WEtech Alliance, Venture Michigan, Mobile Technology Association of Michigan, Michigan’s University Research Corridor and GreeningDetroit.com.