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November 29th, 2012


This weekend, join the NYC Tech community—coming together as #NYTechResponds—for a Hurricane Sandy Relief Agency Conference, Hackathon, and Sandy Fundraising Campaign Kick-off Reception in New York City. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/nytrhack

AGENDA: Sandy Hackathon and Relief Agency Conference

Saturday, December 1st

9am to 11am: Relief Agency Conference 

Panel discussions on:

  • The recovery so far - what’s worked, what’s not worked
  • What’s needed next to support long term recovery
  • What we need to better prepare for the next disaster, and what’s needed to allow us to respond more effectively

11am - 12:30am: Project Pitches Hackathon Kick-off

  • Team Creation, API & Platforms Overview

1:30pm to 6:30pm: Hackathon Day 1

7pm to 9pm: Pizza “Thank You” Dinner for Relief Workers and Hackers

Sunday, December 2nd 

8:00am to 2:00pm: Hackathon Day 2

3pm to 5pm: Hack Presentations, Reviews and Awards. Prizes include:

  • The hacker who raises the most money for the #NYTechResponds giving campaign http://bit.ly/nytrgive will win 30 minutes to pitch to Steve Schlafman
  • 30 minutes to pitch to a partner at ff Ventures (“open” all hack category)
  • $1,000 in total monetary prizes in the “open” all hack category for winners to allocate out to the disaster relief agencies of their choice
  • Two $500 prizes given by NYSERDA for best energy-related projects for winners to allocate out to the disaster relief agencies of their choice
  • Free weeks at a NYC co-working space
  • Other prizes to be announced soon

6pm to 8:00pm: Sandy #NYTechResponds Fundraising Campaign Reception

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November 21st, 2012

Songza and John Legend to Donate to the Mayor’s Fund to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts

NYC tech company Songza and music artist John Legend are teaming up to support the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City by donating $0.10 to the Sandy relief efforts for every person that listens to John Legend’s “Do Something” playlist.

Listen here: http://bit.ly/SandySupport

For more information on how to donate to the Hurricane Relief efforts visit http://nyc.gov/fund.

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