Welcome!

News Feed Item

Azavea Presents EcoCamp to Promote Environment and Sustainability Initiatives in the Greater Philadelphia Region

From June 20 to June 22, EcoCamp Is a Series of Events Promoting Sustainability and the Environment Through Technology

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - June 11, 2014) - Azavea, an award-winning geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company presents EcoCamp, a series of workshops, a hackathon, and an unconference focused on solving environment issues and questions through technology. The event, to be held at Friends Center located at 1501 Cherry Street, will kick off on Friday, June 20 at 9:00am with a full day of educational workshops. An unconference will be held on Saturday, June 21 from 9:00am to 5:30pm while a hackathon will run concurrently until 8:00pm. The hackathon will resume at 9:00am on Sunday, June 22 and end at 6:00pm. For a full schedule, visit: http://www.phillyecocamp.org/schedule/.

Philadelphia is a vibrant place for civic hacking as well as a hub for significant environmental initiatives. From the Philadelphia Water Department's world-leading work on green stormwater management; the Circuit Coalition's mission to connect 750 miles of bicycle and pedestrian trails; to the Stroud Water Research Center's many fresh water projects; a plethora of regional organizations are engaged in important environment ecosystem management projects, and information technology -- sensors, software and data -- are a critical component in each of these initiatives.    

EcoCamp will bring together a diverse audience of environmentalists, researchers, teachers, and technologists to learn, share knowledge, and solve environment-related issues through technology. On Friday, representatives from the US Forest Service, the Philadelphia Water Department, the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, the City of Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Sustainability, the greenSTEM Network, the Penn Institute for Urban Research, OpenPlans and Azavea will lead workshops on urban forestry ecology and management, crowdsourced mapping with Shareabouts, working with building energy efficiency data, Arduino and sensors, and management of green infrastructure. On Saturday, a hackathon and an unconference will be held concurrently on topics like urban stormwater and ecosystem management, land conversion, gamification of socially conscious consumption, crowdsourcing environmental data, and approaches to motivate the public to take environmental actions.

At the end of Sunday, Chris Alfano of Jarvus, Sarah Low of the US Forest Service, and a third judge to be announced will judge projects developed during the hackathon. Successful teams will receive prizes from Solar States, Uber, Zipcar and CartoDB.

"Azavea has been engaged with urban ecosystem and sustainability projects for many years. New technology innovation, from low cost sensors to open data and software, is providing unprecedented opportunities to improve our cities, protect ecosystems, and make our communities more resilient. EcoCamp will provide a forum to discuss regional initiatives, share knowledge, make new connections, and build tools aimed at addressing these challenges," says Andrew Thompson, Community Evangelist for Azavea.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. A dinner option is also available on Saturday. A Happy Hour will be held at Field House on Friday. For more information, visit http://www.phillyecocamp.org/. Registrations for a single event or all three can be made at http://azavea.ticketleap.com/ecocamp/. EcoCamp is sponsored by Azavea, OpenTreeMap, Solar States, and Zivtech.

About Azavea - Azavea is a certified B Corporation that applies geographic data and technology for civic and social impact while advancing the state-of-the-art through research. Find out more at http://www.azavea.com/.

Image Available: http://www.marketwire.com/library/MwGo/2014/6/11/11G016902/Images/ticketleap_banner-90d0e469-0568-47a6-888d-e88c1add2af3.jpg

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
As the world moves toward more DevOps and Microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The Microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. Serverless computing is revolutionizing computing. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Raghav...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business in 2016. However, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will drill down to the components in this fra...
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, wil...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Enterprises have forever faced challenges surrounding the sharing of their intellectual property. Emerging cloud adoption has made it more compelling for enterprises to digitize their content, making them available over a wide variety of devices across the Internet. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Santosh Ahuja, Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies, will introduce various mechanisms provided by cloud service providers today to manage and share digital content in a secure manner....
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.
SYS-CON Events announced today Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
SYS-CON Events announced today that eCube Systems, a leading provider of middleware modernization, integration, and management solutions, will exhibit at @DevOpsSummit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. eCube Systems offers a family of middleware evolution products and services that maximize return on technology investment by leveraging existing technical equity to meet evolving business needs. ...
Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make the world smarter and better. The reputable contest is held to identify promising startups around the globe that are assured to change the world through their innovative products and disruptive technologies. There w...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.