GreenHouse cohosts data science hackathon

Thursday, May 16, 2024

On May 11, University of Waterloo students were invited to participate in the GOODHack24 challenge held at Communitech in downtown Kitchener. The hackathon challenge offered a space for students to brainstorm, explore and develop innovative solutions at the intersection of open data, technology and local sustainable resources to support affected communities experiencing heat inequity.  

GOODHack24 was co-hosted by the City of Kitchener, Go Open Data (GOOD) and GreenHouse, a social incubator at United College. 

The winning team, PlanetProfit, created a software program that encourages residents to take part in opportunities that combine community building and climate action initiatives. The team included computer science student Amin Mojtahed. 

Read the full story from Waterloo News to learn more.