Clean & Green HackathonCities 30 June 2015 | 9.19am
Singapore’s plan to become a clean and sustainable nation involves progressing from a “cleaned” city to a truly clean one. To this end, the National Environmental Agency (NEA) is working hard on engaging those who want to make a positive change in the community. We too at Arup want to shape a better Singapore, so we partnered with the NEA for a hackathon called Clean & Green Singapore.
The Hackathon is a fun and collaborative event where people volunteer their time to work on ideas to solve the challenge of cleaning up Singapore. You don’t need to be an experienced developer to participate in the event, anyone is welcome. Coders, designers and anyone else bring their skills and knowledge and contribute in your own way.
On 19 June, Chintan and Dion from our office participated as speakers on the Clean & Green Hackathon, for Smart Cities and Sustainability respectively. They encouraged the hackathon participants with a fast paced, 20 minute talk about behaviour modification with some very interesting and out of the box examples (see videos below). They had a great response and we heard some the attendants saying it was very inspiring to see physical examples instead of only apps.
Events like these can really make a positive difference. We want to participate in more events like this one, not only at a company level, but in order to create change as individuals.