NYTechResponds Sandy Benefit Weekend - THIS WEEKEND

NYTechResponds Sandy Benefit Weekend - THIS WEEKEND

Over the last few years, the NY technology sector has blossomed and flourished. Now Hurricane Sandy has delivered a serious blow to our home city - the city where we've chosen to build, code, and grow our businesses. The NY Tech community has stepped up and collaborated across different organizations to help lead Sandy relief. Yet there is still much more for us to do - both to recover now and to prepare for when the next disaster hits.

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

REGISTER HERE
DONATE HERE

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AGENDA

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 for winners to allocate out to the disaster relief agencies of their choice
+ Free weeks at a NYC co-working space
+ Other prizes to be announced soon

6pm to 8:00pm: Sandy #NYTechResponds Fundraising Campaign Reception

ORGANIZERS, SPONSORS, and CONTRIBUTING PARTNERS

NYTM NYserda

general assembly NYU-Poly

shopkeep Cooley

FAT SAL's Pizza    ffvc    pravda ny
energy infotech NYC Hack N Jill

angelhack    Alley NYC    health20nyc

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD techdrinkup

architectureforhumanity wearefighter
entrepreneurweek scenepr

toilethackers new work city

digitaldumbo greenspaceshome

socialmediaweek    Information Technology Disaster Resource Center    new amsterdam ideas

medstartr NYCEDC

resonate health
    
             
INVITED NON-PROFITS, RELIEF AGENCIES, AND FIRST RESPONDERS

fema unitedwaynyc

 

redcross teamrubiconusa

occupysandy

 

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