The event is a part of the National Day of Civic Hacking, and it is called "Hack for Food." It is a hackathon sponsored by Code for Asheville,
There will be outdoor activities (a picnic, an optional fruit tree planting) as well as indoor hacking for coders and non-coders. (There is also a "Meet and Greet" event the night before at Mojo Coworking.)
EVERYONE who attends the event will get $100 of Amazon web services credits. How cool is that? That is quite a return on the $10 ticket price. Food (breakfast snacks,lunch, and dinner) and Beverages provided
The first 50 people get T-shirts (and swag bag)!
Locally raised meat from Warren Wilson College
Boxes of local organic veggies from New Sprout Organic Farms
Coffee from Counter Culture
Your hack must meet one of the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council goals listed here.
You must have fun!
But I can't hack!
If you can use excel you can hack so join the Hack for Food and you will be placed on a team working on one of the goals listed here. You don't need to be tech savvy to participate. We want anyone who wants to help or learn!
This is your chance to work with tech experts to help accomplish one of the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council goals
This is your chance to work with food experts to help accomplish one of the Asheville-Buncombe Food Policy Council goals
Find and locate the best City owned property to create a community garden.
Create a web application to tell other community gardeners when a community garden needs weeding, feeding, watering, or harvesting.
Create an infographic that examines the lack access to nutritious foods for some neighborhoods in Buncombe County.
Create a more streamlined technology-based method to apply for food stamps.
Develop a mobile app to alert people to mobile food markets.
Here are some ideas from a food hackathon in San Fransisco in April Food Hackathon!
Use an existing OpenSource applicaion like snapfresh