TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend the MaRS Energy Hackathon at MaRS Discovery District, Sept. 7-8.
Approximately 150 developers, designers and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to use the Green Button API to create apps and hardware that will help consumers better manage their electricity consumption, with nearly $15,000 in prizes for the best solutions. A 3D printer will be available for participants to create new hardware prototypes.
Ontario's Green Button initiative is a partnership between the Province of Ontario and MaRS Discovery District that aims to give Ontario consumers direct access to their own energy consumption data, helping them to manage energy use and providing opportunities for Ontario companies to capitalize on the growing market for energy solutions. More information on Green Button can be found at www.greenbuttondata.ca.
What: MaRS Energy Hackathon
Where: MaRS Auditorium, 101 College Street, Toronto
When: September 7 and 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
SOURCE: MaRS Discovery District
For further information:
Manager, Media & Community Relations
MaRS Discovery District
416-673-8100 ext. 2710
Manager, Policy and Public Communications
MaRS Data Catalyst