Cleveland Metroparks Hackathon Challenges Teams to Develop Mission-based Tech Solutions
Since 1917, Cleveland Metroparks has found innovative ways to advance its mission of conservation, education, and recreation. The Park District is always looking for ways to apply technology to streamline operations and enhance our guests' experiences.
Starting today, members of the local tech community are invited to participate in our Hackathon for the opportunity to develop creative, tech-based solutions that support Cleveland Metroparks mission. Project tracks include: conservation, nature education, health/fitness, and an open track for projects that are in line with the Park District's mission but may not fit the categories.
A wide range of participants are encouraged to register. This includes, but is not limited to, high school groups, college groups, ad-hoc groups, and individuals (who will be assigned to a team). Due to space requirements, 24 four-person teams will be selected, all registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Hackathon will kick-off on April 6th at Watershed Stewardship Center, where participants will select their project track. Final projects will be presented on April 29th at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's Stillwater Place.
The top three projects will receive a cash prize, thanks to our generous sponsors. Participants also have the opportunity to win Cleveland Metroparks merchandise and other prizes.
For full Hackathon project details and registration, please visit: clevelandmetroparks.com/hackathon
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Cleveland Metroparks Media Contacts:
External Communications Coordinator, Jeffrey Tolman
Director of Communications, Jacqueline Gerling