09 Dec '11, 12am

Check out @grist coverage of Farm Bill Hackathon #foodtech #odhd @eatsustainable @oxfamamerica @glynwood @daeaves

Check out @grist coverage of Farm Bill Hackathon #foodtech #odhd @eatsustainable @oxfamamerica @glynwood @daeaves

The event, which took place last Saturday, was designed to encourage multiple teams of participants to take a project (infographics and online tools) from concept to execution in a single day. "It just seemed like too little time," says Klein. "I'd never been to an event to tackle an issue where the attendees weren't hand-selected in advance." The results -- an array of infographics, apps, and other tools made by over 120 people who attended either in person or via the web -- surprised her. "The energy in the room was palpable and the power of bringing such diverse expertise into one room was inspiring. This one day planted a whole bunch of seeds for projects and ideas that would have never existed without coming together in that room (and via the web) for that concentrated time," she says.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/farm-bill/2011-12-08-hacking-the-far...

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