Recently I participated in my first hackathon hosted by General Assembly. We were divided up into cross-functional teams, which consisted of UX designers, developers, and a data scientist. We were given a prompt and had four days to go through the full Software Development Life Cycle of planning, creating, developing, testing and deploying an application.

The Prompt:

How might we leverage local government open data resources to help citizens or businesses make more sustainable choices?

We discussed what we wanted to develop. We decided to go down the route of renewable energy. We went through a couple ideas that started…

David Martel

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