About this event
The Erie Hack is a data and engineering competition that unites coders, developers, engineers, and water experts to generate enduring solutions to Lake Erie’s biggest challenges. The competition includes $100,000 in prizes for the most creative and effective hacks. Working from challenge statements derived from ideation sessions with NASA representatives and regional stakeholders, teams are charged with creating innovative digital tools, hardware innovations, and engineering solutions that build “the Blue Economy”: the emergent economic sector dedicated to the sustainable stewardship of bodies of freshwater around the globe. The Erie Hack provides regional high school students, college students, and professionals the opportunity to combine their own expertise with solid mentoring to create technologies with the potential to invigorate Lake Erie’s environment and economy.
More info: http://eriehack.io/
Awarded to the ﬁnalist team with the overall highest scoring project regardless of its focus area. The Gran...
Awarded to the ﬁnalist team with the highest score working to Connect Communities to the Value of Water or ...
Awarded to the ﬁnalist team with the highest score working to Mitigate Nutrient Loading and Its Environment...
Official Competition Launch
4:00 p.m. Cleveland Official Launch Event - Join Cleveland Water Alliance in celebrating the official kickoff of the Erie Hack challenge! Learn about the groundbreaking project that will put $100,000 and dozens of engineers, coders, and developers from across the region to work for our most precious natural resource. Socialize with the best and brightest in Cleveland over locally crafted drinks and snacks from Masthead Brewing Co. Enjoy the symbolic intersection of tech and water on the scenic lakeside LeanDog boat. Find out how you can engage with the Erie Hack and help us launch a project that will drive water-based innovation across the region!
5:00 p.m. Detroit Official Launch Event - Join us for the official Erie Hack: Innovate Around the Lake: Challenge Kickoff.The Challenge Kickoff will provide details on the competition and acceleration process. If you don’t have a team and are interested in joining one, we’ll help you make connections. Come socialize with people truly passionate about “Great Lakes—Great State.” Find out how you can engage with the Erie Hack and help us launch a project that will drive water-based innovation across the region!
10:00 a.m. 1st Cleveland Information Session - If you’re interested in driving participation in the competition or participating yourself, this Session is the place for you. Facilitated by Cleveland Water Alliance, your local Erie Hack Champions, and hosted by KSU this event is a crash course in timelines, rules, prizes, team formation, and development resources that will have you up to speed and ready to hack in under two hours. If you can't make this session, be sure to get out to the second info session at Magnet so you have all the information you need to start the hack!
Be registered as an individual and sign the ErieHack Participation Agreement on ErieHack.io by April 12 Be registered to a Team, with no more than ﬁve members, on ErieHack.io. New teams can cont...
Be registered as an individual and sign the ErieHack Participation Agreement on ErieHack.io by April 12
Be registered to a Team, with no more than ﬁve members, on ErieHack.io. New teams can continue to be created through March 26th and existing teams can continue to add new members (up to a limit of ﬁve) through April 12.
If you’ve already created a team or identiﬁed one you plan to join, use ErieHack.io to make it official.
If you’re already registered and you want to join a team, check the proﬁles of teams in your area and contact anyone whose skills and interests compliment your needs.
If you’re having trouble connecting, reach out to your local Erie Hack support staff on the Cities page to arrange an introduction or contact the Cleveland Water Alliance at ErieHack@clewa.org
Be 18 years or older unless participating on a High School Team
Select a challenge statement and a corresponding toolkit of data resources and development platforms. Participate in (only) one of the regional Quarter Finals. Remote participation or local proxy available with due notice.
Be selected for and participate in the Semi-Finals in Detroit. Remote participation or local proxy available with due notice.
Be selected for and participate in the Finals in Cleveland. Attendance mandatory for all ﬁnalists
Submit only one project at each judging session