THE FEAST CONFERENCE HACKATHON 2012
Thursday, Oct 4 - Friday Oct 5th
New York, NY
The Feast Conference (October 3-5, NYC) convenes the most remarkable entrepreneurs, radicals, doers and thinkers who are revolutionizing the way things work for the betterment of humanity. With a focus on action, our theme this year is the "Power of Community." We're excited to be partnering with Intel to explore this by helping communities and the public at large share, understand and create value from their own collective data.
Each of us is creating data at a faster rate than ever before. Meanwhile cities and governments are making more and more civic data freely available. Help people reveal the opportunities hidden at the intersection of these two emergent forms of data.
If you're a smart developer or designer, we challenge you to design a tool that utilizes the data that is being or could be created in the public and private realms to help improve the lives of one of the following people:
1. Elderly person in the city
2. Young mom of 2 kids with a low income in the city
You'll get a brief overview of all the key technologies you need, and then you'll have two days to build something amazing and make it open source. At the end, you'll be able to show it off at the conference, which will be live streamed to thousands of Feast Worldwide participants.
The Hackathon officially starts at 9am on Oct 4th, but as a hackathon participant, you have full access to all the 2012 Feast conference events. These include an opening night event on October 3rd at the American Museum of Natural History, the Feast afterparty being hosted by Warby Parker the night of October 4th as well as the Feast Dinner being put on October 5th at the Feast Pavilion in the Lower East Side.
You will also be able to experience the whole conference in person or via live feed during the event. Presenters include GE's global CMO; creative directors from Cirque du Soleil; the Deputy Director of Technology at NASA, Arcade Fire, The Robin Hood Foundation's CEO, Intel's lead futurist, Partners in Health's founder, the provost of the American Museum of Natural History…
Food and drinks provided.
Thursday Oct 4th
9AM - Kick things off with breakfast, overview, networking, and team formation.
1PM - Lunch is provided. Mentors and conference speakers will stop by throughout the day to help spark your creativity and foster innovation.
6PM - End of the day. You can continue to work offsite or go home and get some rest... or join us for the Feast afterparty hosted by Warby Parker!
Friday Oct 5th
9AM - The hacking continues.
1PM - Lunch is provided
4PM(ish) - Demos begin! You'll have the opportunity to present your ideas onstage at the conference and live streamed worldwide!
Come hack, eat, and make some good!
For more information, visit feastongood.com/hackathon