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Four teams were awarded $1,000 prizes at Sunday’s conclusion of an all-weekend hackathon for finding solutions to Chesapeake Bay pollution.
- MyBay: An Android and iOS app to improve awareness of and involvement in bay issues.
- Chesapeaks: A map interface to help users learn more about the Chesapeake Bay.
- Baybucks: A reward system for making contributions to bay-related causes.
- EcoSleuth: An iOS and web app for user-submitted water quality reports.
Hackers worked from 5:30 p.m. Friday all the way to 9 a.m. Sunday. The four winning teams will present Wednesday at the State House in Annapolis.
“The governor took a few of us to task and wanted more new ideas,” Mike Powell, Maryland’s chief innovation officer, told the Sun. “He was thirsting for new ideas for our environmental challenges.”