Create an AR application that provides users with information that EPA has on facilities. This information can be useful to a variety of different stakeholders including first responders, inspectors, interested/concerned citizens etc. Additional details can be found here.
Utilize and combine data from eGRID, local power providers, local alternative energy providers, and data on impacts, costs, and opportunities on various power choices, to facilitate: -homeowners to more easily make accurate, informed decisions on energy upgrades-too often they sound like excessively complex gobbledygook, which results in people who might otherwise make the changes or […]
Save fuel with the FitBit for your car! Just like with personal fitness, “automotive fitness” is maximized when the user is motivated. This app would make your smartphone a FitBit for your car by allowing you to: 1. Compete with others for the best mpg along your route — by vehicle competition class. 2. Compete […]
Many farmworkers are transient and do not know where to report pesticide worker safety violations. A recent national survey showed many migrant farmworkers carry phones. In order to allow farmworkers to more easily report violations, a mobile application can be developed that uses GPS data from the phone to determine where the violation should be reported […]
Information about the Federal Electronic Docket Facilities.
We would like you to create an engaging, high-impact data visualization to tell the story of the quantities of materials being wasted in the U.S. to support a zero waste future. “Humans are consuming resources and producing waste at a greater scale than ever before” (UNEP). Over 166 million tons (~66%) of materials are wasted […]
Honeybee colonies have experienced substantial losses attributed to a combination of factors including diseases, parasites, poor nutrition, reduced habitat, and pesticide exposure. The magnitude of these losses on a national scale continue to exceed what beekeepers consider to be economically sustainable. In addition to declines in honey bee health, other iconic species including the monarch […]
Problem: Promoting UV Awareness If you want to be a part of a successful federal government social media campaign, consider hacking EPA’s UV Index. The UV Index, a numeric index of the strength of cancer-causing UV rays from the sun, is a forecast produced by the National Weather Service. The forecast data are run through EPA’s […]
Additional Source Code files: https://github.com/cman81/hackathon-geofence-server Exit Problem: Finding Matching Facilities across Datasets A better way to identify matching facilities across datasets is something that the EPA struggles with. Currently, a variety of conditions are appended to queries in order to attempt to prevent false positive matches Challenge: Improve facility matching Develop a prototype of a tool that […]