October 17, 2014

Media Party Miami & Hackathon 2015

More than 100 vendors and guests attended Media Party Miami and its related hackathon Feb. 13 and 14, 2015, which was cosponsored by eyesontherise.org. The Party was a sister event to the annual Hacks/Hackers Media Party held in Buenos Aires.

FIU School of Journalism and Mass Communication students and faculty, through eyesontherise.org, presented progress being made within the School to create crowdhydrology about sea level rise in South Florida, GIS mapping related to local flooding, and multimedia packages and other reporting projects about the effects of climate change.

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The hackathon, held at The LAB Miami, focused on making environmental data available to the public in ways that could help the public become involved with information about local environmental impacts and to make suggestions about how to address issues of rising seas.

Caroline Lewis from The CLEO Institute, a partner of eyesontherise.org, led a presentation that helped connect the innovation of local tech communities and possible outcomes that could address local environmental needs.