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Wednesday
Feb 15, 2017
ErieHack Toledo Information Session
Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex (U. Toledo)

Join us on February 15th at 6 pm for the first information session about ErieHack Toledo.

ErieHack Water Data and Engineering Hackathon is a tech-driven water innovation competition and accelerator program that will bring together coders, developers, engineers, data experts, water professionals and every day concerned citizens to generate creative solutions to Lake Erie's biggest challenges.

The ErieHack competition runs from February to May, with regional competitions happening in Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland and Buffalo. The ErieHack Toledo coding days will take place from March 24th-26th and the best teams will move on to a semi-final in Detroit in April and the final summit in Cleveland in May. There's $100,000 in prizes up for grabs!

This is the first information session happening in Toledo, with a second to take place on March 2nd. The purpose of the evening is to provide more information about the event as a whole, detail some of the key challenges we'll be hoping to "hack," and connecting with fellow participants. To that end, the first half of the event will be focused on providing information, while the second half will be devoted to general socializing.

Food will be provided so come hungry! Please RSVP at Eventbrite and we hope to see you on the 15th!

Parking is free.

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Thursday
Mar 2, 2017
ErieHack Toledo Information Session
Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex (U. Toledo)

Join us on March 2nd at 6 pm for the second information session about ErieHack Toledo.

ErieHack Water Data and Engineering Hackathon is a tech-driven water innovation competition and accelerator program that will bring together coders, developers, engineers, data experts, water professionals and every day concerned citizens to generate creative solutions to Lake Erie's biggest challenges.

The ErieHack competition runs from February to May, with regional competitions happening in Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland and Buffalo.

The ErieHack Toledo coding days will take place from March 24th-26th and the best teams will move on to a semi-final in Detroit in April and the final summit in Cleveland in May.

There's $100,000 in prizes up for grabs!

This is the second information session happening in Toledo. The purpose of the evening is to provide more information about the event as a whole, detail some of the key challenges we'll be hoping to "hack," and connecting with fellow participants. To that end, the first half of the event will be focused on providing information, while the second half will be devoted to general socializing.

Food will be provided so come hungry! Please RSVP and we hope to see you on the 2nd!

Parking is free.

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Friday
Mar 24, 2017
ErieHack Toledo Hackathon
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Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex (U. Toledo)

Join us for the Toledo regional hack-a-thon for ErieHack on Friday, March 24th through Sunday March 26th!

ErieHack Water Data and Engineering Hackathon is a tech-driven water innovation competition and accelerator program that will bring together coders, developers, engineers, data experts, water professionals and every day concerned citizens to generate creative solutions to Lake Erie's biggest challenges. The ErieHack competition runs from February to May, with regional competitions happening in Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland and Buffalo.

During the Toledo Hack-A-Thon participants will form teams of up to five people to tackle the competition challenges. The teams will then have 48 hours to develop their project as much as possible and present their work on Sunday the 26th. The best teams as determined by a panel of judges will move on to a semi-final in Detroit in April and the final summit in Cleveland in May. There's $100,000 in prizes up for grabs!

The event will kick off on Friday the 24th at 6 pm with speakers talking about major challenges with Lake Erie and then a presentation of project ideas people have and the formation of teams. Work will continue through the weekend until early evening on Sunday. The facility will be open and accessible for all 48 hours, although participants will not be required to stay the whole time. All food and drink will be provided by the organizing team. Parking is free.

You are welcome to find some friends or colleagues to create a team or just come to the opening evening and find a project to hook up with. Hack-a-thons are a fun, exciting atmosphere that facilitates not only the growth of a project idea but also of the participants. It's a great place to develop new skills and meet new people.

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Sunday
Mar 26, 2017
ErieHack Toledo: Closing Ceremonies
Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex (U. Toledo)

Join us for the closing ceremonies, where the ErieHack Toledo teams pitch their work and judges select winners!!!

ErieHack Water Data and Engineering Hackathon is a tech-driven water innovation competition and accelerator program that will bring together coders, developers, engineers, data experts, water professionals and every day concerned citizens to generate creative solutions to Lake Erie's biggest challenges. The ErieHack competition runs from February to May, with regional competitions happening in Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland and Buffalo.

During the Toledo Hack-A-Thon participants will form teams of up to five people to tackle the competition challenges. The teams will then have 48 hours to develop their project as much as possible and present their work on Sunday the 26th. The best teams as determined by a panel of judges will move on to a semi-final in Detroit in April and the final summit in Cleveland in May. There's $100,000 in prizes up for grabs!

The event will kick off on Friday the 24th at 6 pm with speakers talking about major challenges with Lake Erie and then a presentation of project ideas people have and the formation of teams. Work will continue through the weekend until early evening on Sunday. The facility will be open and accessible for all 48 hours, although participants will not be required to stay the whole time. All food and drink will be provided by the organizing team. Parking is free.

Tuesday
Apr 11, 2017
TNewTech: Erie Hack Toledo
Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex (U. Toledo)

Come check out the Erie Hack Semi-finalists before they present at Erie Hack Detroit! Presenters will take the stage for 10 minutes each, 5 minutes to demo and 5 minutes to answer questions, followed by open announcements and community networking. E-mail organizers at launchpad@utoledo.edu if you'd like to present at a future Meetup!

This Meetup will be catered by Fusian, a new restaurant in Toledo.

PRESENTERS:

Fresh Water - an app to connect people to resources and information on Lake Erie.

Aquasci - a gamified citizen science app Open Erie - an effort to synthesize key Lake Erie data and improve key data accessibility for various target markets .

ACOsystem - a machine that proposes to harvest algae and process it for fuel.

ErieHack is a Hackathon series for the great lakes. More info at www.eriehack.io

Tuesday
Jan 15
Erie Hack: Information Session
Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex (U. Toledo)

Erie Hack is an innovation challenge that accelerates technology solutions to Lake Erie’s most pressing problems. During several months in 2019, Erie Hack will empower researchers, designers, engineers, developers and creatives around the region to build teams, develop innovations, and compete for more than $100,000 in prizes.

Come learn how you can get involved with Erie Hack, a data and engineering competition that unites technologists, engineers, Farmers, and water experts to generate enduring solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest challenges.

The evening will include roundtable sessions and a Q&A session with water and technology experts from the area.

Panelists include:

Nick Komives - Council Member Komives is the Chair of the Water Quality & Sustainability Committee, Vice Chair of the Education, Recreation & Employment Committee.

He is also a member of: Budget Oversight Committee, Neighborhoods, Community Development, & Health Committee Public Safety & Criminal Justice Reform Committee

Zoning & Planning Committee

Alex Lim - Alex Lim is a Biological Engineer working with Resonance Group, Ltd. and a co-founder of the non-profit organization, Midstory. He is collaborating with a group of researchers to develop aquatic nutrient monitoring and remediation systems to tackle the issues of algal blooms. He grew up in Kalamazoo, MI and received a B.S. in Biological Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Alex’s experiences include work with various groups including the MIT Media Lab's OpenAg Initiative, labs in the Koch Institute of Integrated Cancer Research, and the MIT Synthetic Biology Center. Currently, Alex is leading a pilot project involving constructed floating wetlands and sensor technology for real-time data analysis as a platform for future large-scale development.

Learn more at www.eriehack.io

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Thursday
Feb 7
Toledo Erie Hack 2.0 Competition Launch
Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex (U. Toledo)

Join us as we launch Erie Hack 2.0 in Toledo!

We will be enjoying drinks, snacks, and good company at LaunchPad Incubation along with parallel celebrations in Buffalo, Cleveland, Erie PA, and Detroit as the next iteration of our regional competition kicks off.

Erie Hack is a $100,000 data and engineering competition designed to generate innovative technology solutions for Lake Erie Basin’s most pressing problems. This program leverages the expertise of researchers, designers, engineers, developers and creatives across the region to activate, cultivate and accelerate these hacks. In its first iteration, the program generated over 40 innovative solutions to water challenges, engaged over 100 partner organizations and attracted coverage from over 150 press outlets globally as it put over 200 of region’s best minds to work for our most precious resource. Now we are working with communities across the region to put our Great Lake back on the map in 2019.

Join us on February 7th at LaunchPad Incubation at the University of Toledo to learn more about Erie Hack and to celebrate this great success for our region.

Erie Hack 2.0 is a program of the Cleveland Water Alliance and is presented in partnership with local champions at TechTown Detroit, the University of Toledo, the University at Buffalo, the Innovation Collaborative, and WEtech Alliance.

Wednesday
Feb 13
Toledo Erie Hack 2.0 Team Formation Meetup
BGSU Collab Lab, Jerome Library, 1st Floor

Are you excited about Erie Hack 2.0 but not sure exactly how to get involved? Join us for an evening of finding teammates, brainstorming, and figuring out how to tackle Lake Erie's greatest issues together. Whether you have a great idea already and just need additional expertise to bring it to fruition, you have your team ready to go, or you are just ready to get involved and need to find your niche, this is for you! Join us at the LaunchPad Incubator at the University of Toledo for an exciting evening of collaboration.

Erie Hack is a $100,000 data and engineering competition designed to generate innovative technology solutions for Lake Erie Basin’s most pressing problems. This program leverages the expertise of researchers, designers, engineers, developers and creatives across the region to activate, cultivate and accelerate these hacks.

Erie Hack 2.0 is a program of the Cleveland Water Alliance and is presented in partnership with local champions at TechTown Detroit, the University of Toledo, the University at Buffalo, the Innovation Collaborative, and WEtech Alliance.

Saturday
Feb 23
AT&T Toledo Smart Cities Hackathon
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Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex (U. Toledo)

Across the globe, “Smart Cities” are working to harness the power of data and technology to solve community problems and improve the quality of life for their residents.

Join a dynamic group of students, technology experts and community leaders for a 24-hour Toledo Smart Cities Hackathon, designed to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the region.

We’ll look for new ways to engage community problems such as student homelessness and safe water, while examining how technology could help improve everyday life in Northwest Ohio.

Bring your brainpower (and your laptop). It’s going to be an exciting 24 hours!

Problem Statements * A Smarter Toledo * Student Homelessness * Clean and Safe Water

Tentative Event Agenda: (subject to change)

Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • 3:00pm Registration & Networking
  • 4:30pm Guest Speakers
  • 4:45pm Smart Cities Panel Discussion with local entrepreneurs/technologists
  • 5:15pm The Hacking Begins!

Sunday, February 24, 2019

  • 8:30am Breakfast
  • 9:45am The Hacking Continues!
  • 2:30pm Presentations
  • 3:30pm Awards
  • 4pm Event Close
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Wednesday
Mar 20
Toledo Erie Hack 2.0 Team Formation Meetup
Seed Coworking

Are you excited about Erie Hack 2.0 but not sure exactly how to get involved? Join us for an evening of finding teammates, brainstorming, and figuring out how to tackle Lake Erie's greatest issues together. Whether you have a great idea already and just need additional expertise to bring it to fruition, you have your team ready to go, or you are just ready to get involved and need to find your niche, this is for you! Join us for this second Team Formation event with local Erie Hack organizers, LaunchPad Incubator, for an exciting evening of collaboration. We will be meeting at Seed Coworking! Venu Details: http://www.seedcoworking.com/

Erie Hack is a $100,000 data and engineering competition designed to generate innovative technology solutions for Lake Erie Basin’s most pressing problems. This program leverages the expertise of researchers, designers, engineers, developers and creatives across the region to activate, cultivate and accelerate these hacks.

Erie Hack 2.0 is a program of the Cleveland Water Alliance and is presented in partnership with local champions at TechTown Detroit, the University of Toledo, the University at Buffalo, the Innovation Collaborative, and WEtech Alliance.

Thursday
Apr 4
Toledo Erie Hack 2.0 Hacking Day (1)
Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex (U. Toledo)

Get ready to hack! This Hacking Day will bring together teams to brainstorm, work on solutions, recruit additional members, and start honing their pitches. Teams will have the opportunity to seek advice from mentors with diverse expertise and perspectives. Join us to start honing your pitch!

Erie Hack is a $100,000 data and engineering competition designed to generate innovative technology solutions for Lake Erie Basin’s most pressing problems. This program leverages the expertise of researchers, designers, engineers, developers and creatives across the region to activate, cultivate and accelerate these hacks.

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Saturday
Apr 13
Toledo Erie Hack 2.0 Hacking Day (2)
BGSU Collab Lab, Jerome Library, 1st Floor

Get ready to hack! This second Hacking Day will bring together teams to continue to brainstorm, work on solutions, recruit additional members, and start honing their pitches. Teams will have the opportunity to seek advice from mentors with diverse expertise and perspectives. Join us to keep working on your pitch, or to jump in and start working on a new idea.

Erie Hack is a $100,000 data and engineering competition designed to generate innovative technology solutions for Lake Erie Basin’s most pressing problems. This program leverages the expertise of researchers, designers, engineers, developers and creatives across the region to activate, cultivate and accelerate these hacks.

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Saturday
Apr 27
Toledo Erie Hack 2.0 Quarterfinals
Nitschke Technology Commercialization Complex (U. Toledo)

Join us for the Toledo Erie Hack 2.0 Quarterfinal Competition!

Teams will pitch their solutions to Lake Erie's greatest problems to a panel of expert judges.

Those who score highest will move on to the Erie Hack 2.0 Semi-final for a chance to win Erie Hack and launch their ideas for protecting our region's valuable water resources.

Agenda:

  • Breakfast and Networking | 8:30 am - 9:00
  • Erie Hack Kickoff | 9:00 am - 10:00 (Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz, Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district Marcy Kaptur, Erie Hack Program Coordinator Max Herzog)
  • Erie Hack Quarter-Finals Commence | 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Erie Hack Pitches and Judging | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Awards Ceremony and Networking/w light grazing | 4:30 - 5:30
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