ICT for Sustainability 2013: Green Hackathon, Zurich Geeks Gone Wild

aNewDomain.net — From Feb. 12 through Feb. 15, the ICT Sustainability 2013 conference will kick off, commencing with a so-called Green Hackathon. Hacking for sustainability is a good use of a tech pro’s tech talent, when you stop to think about it.

Coordinated by CESC — that is, the Centre for Sustainable Communications at The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm — the Green Hackathon kicked off the ICT Sustainability 2013 conference, the latest in the group’s series of hacking contests that target problems surrounding energy efficiency and sustainability.

For instance, at the last Green Hackathon in London in 2012, the Carbon Company Death Map team took away the so-called “transparency prize.” The program shows the amount of carbon-related business holdings public companies have and adjusts their value to green-minded investors accordingly. Check out the winning team on this project and its presentation below. Check out all previous winners.

Green hacking. Say again? The folks at Green Hackathon explain:

Working towards a more sustainable and resilient world is one of the biggest challenges that we face. We believe in a hacker approach to sustainability. Participating, getting excited and building things, being creative. Computer technology is both part of the problem and part of the solution, it all depends on how we use it. Let’s get together and use it for good.

Green Hackathon is a series of events where developers get together to create and implement new ideas for a more sustainable future.

Click here for more information on the Green Hackathon. And if you are going to Zurich, ski some for me. If you’re looking for other things to do while you’re in Zurich, check out this terrific page on outings and sights to catch there. Mach spass!

Gina Smith is editorial director and co-founder, with John C. Dvorak, of aNewDomain.net. Follow her @ginasmith888.

Gina Smith

Gina Smith

Editorial Director at ANewDomain.net
Gina Smith is the NYT best-selling author of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak’s memoir, "iWOZ: How I Invented the Personal Computer and Had Fun Doing It." She is editorial director at aNewDomain.net. Reach her at [email protected], Google + or @ginasmith888.
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