Nature+ Hackathon

Event Details

Date & Time:

  • February 28, 2020
  • 4:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Contact Information:


Event Description

Suffolk Center for Innovation and Change Leadership (CICL), Suffolk MBA Program, and the Nature Conservancy (TNC) are jointly organizing the Nature+ Hackathon, a full-day app development contest at Suffolk on Feb. 28.

Why Join the Nature+ Hackathon? 

  1. Free breakfast, pizza lunch, and network reception
  2. Learn how tech is so much more than the tech side
  3. Learn how hacking is actually a lot of fun
  4. Get a skill for your resume that companies want
  5. Help the Nature Conservancy disrupt Climate Change

More About the Event

The challenge theme of the app development contest is "Climate and Me", which was voted by Suffolk students in Fall 2019 as the favorite theme for the hackathon. The goal of the event is to increase the awareness of climate change and use business concepts and app technology to help addressing some climate challenges.

The event focuses on creating app design concepts to assess awareness of climate change and facilitate volunteering actions in local communities rather than software coding competition. The event is open all Suffolk students and students from other schools.

Cash prizes will be awarded to winning teams: $2,000 for the first place team and $1,000 for the second place team. Breakfast, lunch, and networking reception are arranged for the event. Free souvenir T-shirt for all participants.

Pre-Hackathon Workshop: A training workshop will be provided on Feb. 14 to participating students to get prepared for the hackathon. The pre-event workshop covers two topics:
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Introduction to TNC and its challenges (given by Director of Innovation Programs at TNC)
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Pizza lunch break
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Training on app prototyping tools (Suffolk faculty)

Register by Feb. 10 by scanning the QR code on the flyer or following this link.

Contact us for any questions.