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Delta Community, Business Leaders Offer Cash Prizes for H2O Hackathon – A Water Challenge Winners: Identifying Sustainable Solutions

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Contact: Steve Hopcraft 916/457-5546; [email protected]; Twitter: @shopcraft; Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla; 209/479-2053 [email protected]; @RestoretheDelta

Stockton, CA – iHUB San Joaquin, in partnership with Restore the Delta, the Delta Coalition, Café Coop, the San Joaquin Partnership, the A.G. Spanos Companies, and various Delta businesses announced today the two top prizes available for registered participants in the “H2O Hackathon: A Water Challenge.” The first place prize (Most Awesome Hack) will be $2500, and the second place prize (Most Creative Hack) will be $1000. Additional valuable prizes will be awarded in other categories. Announcements will be made closer to the event.

The Hackathon will take place March 27th and 28th. Event sponsors are seeking to recruit technology experts to find sustainable solutions to key water challenges California faces. The H2O Hackathon will include seven water conservation challenges for computer programmers and engineers to solve. The challenges include measuring storm water capture, measuring Delta outflows, utility interactive mapping, smart faucets, ground water restoration, and quick repair of water main breaks. The two-day hackathon and conference will bring together start-ups, programmers, engineers, undergraduate and graduate students in related disciplines, farmers, urban water agency officials, business leaders, government officials, and environmentalists to solve on-the-ground challenges for using water in urban and agricultural applications as efficiently as possible.

Obtain more information about, or register to participate in, the H2O Hackathon here: http://www.h2ohackathon.org/

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