Join the Department of Energy to develop apps that address some of America's most important energy challenges.

The Department of Energy just announced a $100,000 "Apps for Energy" contest that is awarding prizes for the best web/mobile applications that use a featured dataset, standard or idea.

To support this contest, we're holding a hackathon at the San Diego Gas & Electric Energy Innovation Center in San Diego, CA.

At the hackathon, you'll be able to learn about the featured datasets, find a team to work on an app with, and start building an app you'll be able to submit to the Contest. We will have prizes for the best demo at the end of the day, and teams will be encouraged to keep working on their idea for submission to the Apps for Energy Contest by March 9.


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$2,500 in prizes

Best Demo - First Prize

Best Demo - Second Prize

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:


All Attendees Will Vote on Prizes

All Attendees Will Vote on Prizes

Judging Criteria

  • Quality of Concept
  • Quality of Execution
  • Use of Featured Dataset/Standard/Idea