Sustainability, Technology and Everything In Between | ITC’s Sustainability Hackathon

24 hours, 8 teams and loads of creativity. This summer <itc> had the privilege of finding new sustainability initiatives through our students’ innovative Hackathon projects.

The 24 hour hackathon is an <itc> tradition. Every cohort we take all the students from the Full Stack program and the Data Science program, mix and match them into teams and challenge them to come up with their best ideas and solutions, this time in the field of sustainability.

It’s no secret that the people who will bring sustainable solutions to the industry are the ones who are going to change the world. After this hackathon, we think some of these people might be our own students.

Some groups were on Zoom and some were on campus


The winning team for the sustainability hackathon is Re-Art. This kid friendly educational app allows the user to upload a picture of recyclable goods, it will classify the material (paper, plastic, etc.) and output the correct bin as well as some home craft ideas to help children find fun and eco friendly activities.

Not only this app provides a solution for managing people’s incredible amount of waste, it also helps educate young generations towards a more sustainable way of life.

The team members in Re-Art are Areej Eweida, Hanna Heir and May Steinfeld from the Data Science program, along with Isaac Feldman and Michael Levenson from the Full Stack program.

Each group on campus had their own room for 24 hours


Here are the great initiatives created by the other teams:

Redus is an app that allows people to follow their electricity consumption in real time and predict their budget for next month.

The Tree Whisperer is an app built for farmers for early detection of diseases in their orchards in order to prevent the spread of pests or disease.

SpendWell encourages consumers to switch to healthier alternatives when scanning a product’s barcode.

Foodprint allows you to find out the CO2 footprint of different groceries and products.

GiGo enables users to identify trash by location, upload it to a service and incentivize people to clean them for some rewards.

Hakuna Matata is a climate information system for farmers in developing countries, providing more accurate weather prediction and tools to construct interfaces for farmers to meet their specific needs.

RooFarm is an app that helps finding rooftops that are suitable for an urban farm and predict estimated yearly income.

Click here to watch the live Zoom session with all the presentations.

Here at <itc> we believe that nothing can replace hands on experience. These hackathons allow the students to experience an intense working environment, understand the importance of teamwork and create a running product from scratch in a very short period of time.

Click here to learn more about how we turn our students into professional Data Scientists and the Full Stack Developers.

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