The SXSW Eco Hackathon Presented by World Wildlife Fund provides an opportunity for environmentally-conscious hackers to help save the beautiful and iconic monarch butterfly. Using data provided by Monarch Joint Venture and others, SXSW Eco is challenging hackers to spend 24 hours creating useable tools (websites or mobile apps) that will help the public participate in monarch conservation.
Every hacker will receive a complimentary registration to SXSW Eco. This is a great chance to meet other sustainably-minded hackers, build a portfolio, team-build next to other industry leaders and have a fun time! There will be food and drinks along with experts in wildlife conservation and technology to guide the way. For more information please review the Information Packet and Hackathon Rules and Terms for more detailed information.
Sunday, October 5th at 10am: Hackathon at Palm Door
Monday, October 6th at 3pm: Hackathon Show and Tell and Voting
Tuesday, October 7th at 6pm: SXSW Eco Awards recognizing Hackathon winner
About World Wildlife Fund
WWF is one of the world’s leading conservation organizations, working in 100 countries for over half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change.
2013 SXSW Eco Hacker Lounge - Photo by Merrick Ales
Danaus plexippus Monarch butterfly on flower in the Mindo-Nambillo Reserve at approximately 1500 meters, Andes mountains, western Ecuador – Photo by © Kevin Schafer / WWF-Canon
Cloud of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) flying, overwintering colony, Michoacan, Mexico – Photo by © naturepl.com / Ingo Arndt / WWF-Canon
Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) – Photo by © Frédy Mercay / WWF