April 26-28 Mayor Emanuel and the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) launched the Chicago Cleanweb Challenge, a year-long competition to improve sustainability and technology in Chicago. The Mayor is committed to making Chicago the most sustainable city of the 21st century, and it makes sense to use our technology and open data to further this aim. The Chicago Cleanweb Challenge will begin this Friday with the Earth Data: Hackathon event taking place as part of Big Data Week. There will be prizes for creating the best app, problem-solving solution or visualization.
May 11 We’re teaming up with Google to have our first-ever hackathon focused on safe communities in Chicago on May 11, 2013, from 10am–5pm. More details to follow, but developers will be able to work with a brand new community safety API and compete for the best idea. RSVP here.