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Hack Recap

Cleanweb Hackathon Houston was a resounding success, with 7 functional software applications built and demonstrated over the course of the weekend! We were very excited to engage the local community, with extensive data provided by both Houston METRO and the Shell Center for Sustainability, and significant progress by several of our teams in exploring the application of this data. In addition to transit and community data issues, the teams hacked on challenges in energy, waste, and air quality. The creativity and passion of our hackers was energizing for all of us!

A big Shout Out to Our Winners!

  • Grand Prize
    Commuter CO2 Contributions — a visualization tool that enables commuters to contextualize their CO2 emissions
  • 1st Runner Up
    Amazing Houston — combining METRO transit data with local restaurant ratings to generate more ridership on bus routes
  • 2nd Runner Up
    Revolutionary Trashcans — a hardware and software solution monitoring food waste in Rice cafeterias

And a Big Thanks to All Our Teams!

What can you do in one weekend to change the world for the better?