Scenes from the 2014 Civic Hardware Hackathon for Disaster Preparedness
Technologists, entrepreneurs and innovators come together to address community challenges after natural disasters
Last Friday and Saturday, a group of technologists and entrepreneurs gathered at Pioneer Works Center in Red Hook for a two-day civic hardware hackathon as part of The Feast social conference. In the wake of the devastation Hurricane Sandy brought to Red Hook and the surrounding areas, the goal of the hackathon was to find solutions to help communities become more resilient in the aftermath of natural disasters. The event was a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, FEMA, Intel, IDEO, and The Feast.