#NYTechResponds Sandy Benefit Weekend

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Date(s) - 12/01/2012 - 12/02/2012
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Over the last few years, the NY technology sector has exploded and blossomed. Yet Hurricane Sandy has delivered a serious blow to our home city – the city where we’ve chosen to build, code, and grow our businesses. It’s been amazing to see how the NY Tech community has stepped up and collaborated across different organizations to help Sandy relief and recovery. But there is still much more for us to do – both to recover now and to prepare before the next disaster hits.

On December 1st & 2nd the NY Tech community is coming together as #NYTechResponds for a Sandy Relief Agency Conference, Hackathon, and Fundraiser in New York City. This is your opportunity to take what you do best – designing and developing technology – and apply those skills directly to Sandy relief. We hope you will join us.


Saturday December 1st

9am to 11am: Relief Agency Conference

Panel discussions on

  • The recovery so far – what’s worked, what’s not worked
  • What’s needed next to support long term recovery
  • What we need to better prepare for the next disaster, and what’s needed to allow us to respond more effectively

11am – 12:30am: Project Pitches Hackathon Kick-off

Team Creation, API & Platforms Overview

1:30pm to 6:30pm: Hackathon Day 1

7pm to 9pm: Pizza “Thank You” Dinner for Relief Workers and Hackers

Sunday December 2nd

8:00am to 2:00pm: Hackathon Day 2

3pm to 5pm: Hack Presentations, Reviews and Awards. Prizes include:

  • The hacker who raises the most money for the #NYTechResponds giving campaign (http://bit.ly/nytrgive) will win 30 minutes to pitch to Steve Schlafman
  • 30 minutes to pitch to a partner at ff Ventures (“open” all hack category)
  • $1000 in total monetary prizes in the “open” all hack category for winners to allocate out to the disaster relief agencies of their choice
  • Two $500 prizes given by NYSERDA for best energy related projects
  • Free weeks at a NYC co-working space
  • Other prizes to be announced soon

5pm to 7:30pm: Sandy Benefit Event

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