Hackathon Weekend Focuses on Creating Tech for Disaster Recovery

SEASIDE, Ca., November 3, 2017 – California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) is set to host the 6th annual Startup Hackathon weekend featuring more than 100 students from Monterey Peninsula College, Cabrillo College and CSUMB Nov. 3-5, 2017.

Startup Hackathon Monterey Bay

The competition will begin Friday, November 3, at 4:30 p.m. and culminate with final presentations to a group of judges on Sunday, November 5, from 2-5 p.m.

This year’s event, held at the Joel and Dena Gambord Business and Information Technology Building, will focus on the use of technology in preparing for, surviving and recovering from natural disasters.

Preparing, surviving and recovering from disasters present challenges to information flow, coordination of services, redirection of needed supplies, maintenance of order and safety even basic survival. The participants mission for this hackathon event is to create solutions to aid people in preparing for, surviving and recovering from major natural disasters.

The CSUMB Institute for Innovation and Economic Development (iiED), housed in the College of Business, hosts events such as the hackathon to promote entrepreneurship in the Monterey Bay region and foster the development of a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem in the region.