The Beijing Energy Network is working with the Cleanweb Initiative to organize the first Cleanweb hackathon in Asia!  We’re looking for computer programmers, product designers, business gurus, and folks simply interested in energy and environment to come out and make this an awesome event!

Cleanweb hackathons demonstrate the impact of applying information technology to resource constraints in transportation, energy, waste, water, agriculture, etc. We will bring together developers, designers and business professionals dedicated to optimizing resource use and accelerating cleantech development. Participants are tasked with building applications leveraging web, mobile social technology coupled with available open data sets and APIs.

  • When: Saturday, July 27 09:30 to 20:00 / Sunday, July 28 09:30 – 16:00
  • Location: First floor MPR meeting room in Tower #01, #05 Dan Ling Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 /北京市海淀区丹棱街5号,微软亚太研发集团总部1号楼1层MPR 会议室
  • Dataset topics: Multiple data sets in each of the following topics will be provided:

○      Transportation and Urban Mobility

○      Building Energy Efficiency

○      Pollution and Waste

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In 2012 alone, fourteen Cleanweb Hackathons took place in the US, Canada, France, and Italy. Cleanweb communities are found in over 20 cities worldwide, and over 100 Cleanweb apps/solutions have been created.

At this event, we will have representatives from technology companies, top notch investment firms, high-level energy experts and technology representatives as judges and advisors.  We are also accepting incoming interest from potential mentors, judges, and sponsors. In return for your company’s sponsorship, we will acknowledge you as an official Cleanweb Hackathon Beijing sponsor and provide your company with a brief speaking opportunity during the event.

More information on the Cleanweb Initiative can be foundhere. More information on what a hackathon is can be found here. We hope you consider attending this innovative event.

** About BEN (北京能源网路简介) **

The Beijing Energy Network (BEN) is a grassroots organization with a mission of promoting knowledge sharing, networking, and collaboration in understanding and tackling China’s energy and environmental challenges among individuals and organizations from diverse sectors such as government, finance, industry, media, advocacy, think tanks and academia.

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.

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