Hack for LA Focuses Civic Hacking on Water Conservation Efforts
As we enter our fourth year of historic drought, it’s time we get creative about how we save water.
In celebration of the National Day for Civic Hacking, join Mayor Garcetti and Hack for LA this Saturday for a day of conservation-themed hacking and tips on how you can #DroughtHack in your own home. We’ll be discovering and demonstrating fun and practical ways to conserve water in your daily life to help LA meet our water conservation goals.
The largest civic hacking organization in Southern California, HACK FOR LA, is bringing together big names in tech, government and entertainment to create innovative solutions for challenges in Los Angeles. The two-day event, beginning on June 6th, National Day of Civic Hacking, and continuing through June 7th, will feature innovation workshops and solution-development geared toward water conservation, health, transportation and immigration.
This year the event will be hosted at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, where participants will congregate with their laptops, skills, ideas and commitment to innovate. A host of esteemed judges will award a selection of winners for their solutions in health, drought, transportation or immigration, amounting to a $3,500 in cash prizes.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will keynote the event, in addition to an extensive line-up of sponsors and partners including will.i.am’s i.am.angel Foundation,Futurethon, ESRI, Deutsch, Gimbal, Compiler LA, Los Angeles Information Technology Agency, Control Panel LA, Hub LA, California HealthCare Foundation and California Health & Human Services Agency.
RSVP for the event today!
Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Los Angeles DWP Building
111 North Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 [map]