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5 standout projects from Code for Philly’s #SustyHack2015

The Apps for Sustainability hackathon brought together coders and non-coders alike.

Participants at Code for Philly's Apps for Philly Sustainability hackathon, October 2015. (Photo by Mo Manklang)

Code for Philly’s Apps for Sustainability hackathon and unconference went down this past weekend, bringing 25+ coders and non-coders alike together to address sustainability in Philly.
The hackathon was broad in scope, which resulted in a wide range of apps:

  • Proposition Green: A web app for individuals who want to start civic projects. The interface allows them to list projects so that others can engage.
  • Energy Consumption Viz: A web app that allows individuals to track their energy consumption, to help them understand their behavior and to motivate change.
  • My EP: A resource for middle- and high-school students who have learning disabilities, empowering them to advocate for themselves and for their individual education programs.
  • Philly H20 Susty Tour: A mapping app that gives users a behind-the-scenes informational tour of Philly’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure.
  • Resource Awareness: A web app that maps out the medical, shelter, legal, food, wellness and spiritual resources available to the homeless and others in need.

An all-female expert panel — Morgan Berman of My MilkCrate, Elise Wei of Girl Develop It PhillyKathryn Killebrew of Azavea and, full disclosure, this reporter — gave each team insight at the conclusion of the hackathon, giving advice to help each project live on after the weekend was over.

The projects.

The projects. (Photo by Mo Manklang)

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