(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 Philly, Kathryn 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.