From Open Data to AI - Mini Hackathon 2023

New year, new Hackathon! OpenHub is excited to announce that the 2023 Mini Hackathon will be happening this March 10th, with the theme ‘Open Data to AI for Social Good in the Hudson Valley, NY’

hack·a·thon (noun) -- is a collaborative problem solving event. You can expect to make new friends, unleash your creativity and learn new skills. Hackathons are fun!

In past years, OpeHub has organized multiple Hackathons (2019, 2020, 2021) that have brought our community together for days of collaboration, brainstorming and idea-development competition to solve critical regional issues. 

In 2019, OpenHub welcomed the first ever Hudson Valley Tech Festival and Hackathon with discussions of the growing local tech scene, latest developments in technology like open data, cloud, cybersecurity, web development, and more. The pandemic did not deter our mission, and 2020’s remote Hackathon focused on social distancing, education, employability challenges, and other urgent problems for which  we brainstormed solutions for. We were joined by even more innovation driver Hackers in 2021, of all ages and levels of experience. Hours of hard work brought us brilliant projects that embodied the spirit of using Open Data for social good and bringing technology to the Hudson Valley community!

This year, we will focus on how to grow with our community and face the changes and challenges that come with Hudson Valley’s ever increasing tech community growing as much as it has. We live in a fast evolving, technological driven post-pandemic world, and our mission at Hackathon 2023 is to:

  • Connect and engage people seeking to solve problems in their local communities;
  • Work collaboratively to innovate and create new solutions by starting at a grass-roots level; 
  • Support an open data information initiative that utilizes existing data and datasets provided by OpenData NY and other sources;
  • Collaborate by sharing relevant data to support the local communities;
  • Use Artificial Intelligence to detect innovative data driven insights that leads to effective decision making.

Make sure to sign up for HVTech Fest 2023 Mini Hackathon and join us on Friday, March 10th for an exciting evening of workshops, collaboration, and new ideas generation! All are welcome at the Hackathon, no matter who you are, developer, designer / artist, or just have an idea how data can help us to establish the Hudson Valley as the better place to live and work.

Check the schedule here:

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HV TechFest brings together people who care about technology. It creates a marketplace for buyers and sellers of technology expertise - people who are good at technology and people who want to hire those who are good at technology, or who want to learn from tech experts.

Itis the missing link that connects academia, industry, individuals, potential employers, and it offers a space for those that never thought they could be developers