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Farm Bill Hackathon
Saturday, December 3, 2011 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Food+Tech Connect and Gojeeare bringing together journalists, technologists, designers, policy makers, and food data specialists to develop tools and visualizations that help the public better understand how the Farm Bill impacts our lives. The hackathon takes place as part of the International Open Data Hackathon.
Why: The Farm Bill affects us all – influencing what we eat, how much it costs, and how our food is grown. Thus far, there is little in the way of visually interesting and informative media about the Farm Bill.
Prizes: Dinners at Telepan, Red Rooster Harlem, and Northern Spy Company.
9:00: Open Remarks
9:15: Project idea pitches
10:00: Presentation: Patty Lovera, Food & Water Watch
11:15: Presentation: Dominic Difranzo, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
12:00: Presentation: Rebecca Klein, Johns Hopkins
12:30 Presentation: Ed Borden, Pachube
2:30 Presentation: Jake Porway, NYT R&D Lab and Data Without Borders
3:15: Presentation: Jessica Powers, WHY Hunger
4:00: Presentation: Kennedy Elliot, Associated Press
7:30: Pitching & Judging
8:30: After party- dinner and drinks
10:00: Evening concludes
When & Where
Harvard Common Press & Food+Tech Connect
The Harvard Common Press of Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the nation’s leading publishers of high-quality cookbooks and parenting books. The company has earned rave reviews from the media as well as a long list of awards and praise for its books, including two James Beard Foundation Book Awards and multiple nominations for James Beard and IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) Cookbook Awards. The Harvard Common Press has also been honored by the continuing inclusion of our parenting books on Lamaze International’s “Ten Top Recommended Resources” list.
Food+Tech Connect is a media and research company building a network for innovators transforming the business of food. Through news, analysis and research, we help people identify and understand market needs, emerging technologies and successful business models. Through events, we connect the leading thinkers and doers from the worlds of food, agriculture, health and technology.