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The MaRS Energy Hackathon is coming to Toronto this September and we want to see you there!
September 7 to 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Developers, designers, energy experts, budding entrepreneurs
We are calling on developers, designers, energy experts and budding entrepreneurs to create apps and hardware that make use of the Green Button open API and other sample datasets. The goal? Your brainchild will help consumers better understand, access and manage their electricity consumption.
The Green Button allows Ontarians to access and share electricity data in a standardized, secure manner. Access to smart meter data—and the ability to share that data with innovative applications, products, services, and solutions—can help Ontario households and businesses conserve energy and better manage their electricity bills. More information on Green Button can be found at www.greenbuttondata.ca.
The Green Button standard has already been adopted across the United States (including federally!), and is starting to take hold across Ontario. In fact, to date, it’s allowed 2.6 million Ontarians to access and share their electricity data.
On September 7 and 8, come to MaRS to build an app, create a gadget and join the Green Button Revolution!
Applications are open until September 7—sign up early to ensure you get a spot!
Participants must agree to the MaRS Hackathon Rules 2013 in order to participate in the Hackathon. Participants will be asked to sign a copy of the rules on the day of the event.