New Event: Hack For Resilient Communities

CTR’s Network Modeling Center (NMC) is hosting a project hackathon on Saturday, February 29, that explores community resiliency through health, transportation, weather, and pollution data. This event stems from NMC’s participation in a project on transportation-related air pollution (TRAP), a Planet Texas 2050 effort (an initiative created through the UT Bridging Barriers Grand Challenge). Organizing the hackathon are NMC Director Natalia Ruiz Juri and Strategic Planning Manager Heidi Ross.


Design and implement software tools to improve community resiliency using:

  • Real Austin data, including transportation, pollution, weather, and health
  • Prototype custom and commercial sensors

**Lunch and dinner provided**


Any aspiring hackers—no hacking/programming experience necessary

  • All disciplines/career levels (students, professors, community members) welcome
  • Bring your own team, or assemble on-site

**Gift cards and prizes awarded**

When and where:

Saturday, February 29, 2020  10:30 AM – 7:00 PM CST

Perry-Castañeda Library  Room 2.370 (Learning Lab 1)
101 East 21st Street, Austin, TX 78712


Advance registration ensures pre-approval of access to data at the hackathon. Register for this free event at Eventbrite.


Event hosted in association with Planet Texas 2050, Texas Advanced Computing Center, UT Dell Medical School, City of Austin, Perry Castañeda Library, GoAustinVamosAustin, and UT Community and Regional Planning

Posted by Maureen Kelly  |  Category : Events