Create solutions that reduce recycling contamination and help the LA economy and environment.Are you innovative and do you like to share your ideas with other enthusiasts? Want to apply your skills to help Los Angeles and the environment? Join us on the 2017 National Day of Civic Hacking where you’ll get to work with LA Sanitation recycling experts and civic tech mentors to compete for cash prizes and incubation.
$1,250 in prizes
Best use of data
Best idea pitch
Incubation Award (5)
Are you interested in bringing your project to reality after the hack day? Hacker Fund incubates technology projects that are charitable, educational, and scientific. Winners will be offered an interview to join the incubator and continue working on their social impact project.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
You are allowed to form teams before the event. We will help group together folks that are looking for additional members on site.
- Best use of data. Must use data provided for this hackathon. However, we encourage you to incorporate outside data as well!
- Best idea pitch. There are limitless creative ways to approach reducing recycling contamination. Look at innovative things other cities have done using design, targeted education, and strategic partnerships, or come up with your own concept. Sky is the limit!
How to enter
You must be a registered participant. Click here to register.
Use of Data
Did the team approach the data and/or problem in an innovative way? Is this something that can scale? Does the team analyze the data to provide new insights that the City can use?
Is this a project that can be implemented with enough funding and mentorship support? Is this project possible to implement through technology? Does this effectively address recycling contamination in a way that is coherent and measurable?