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 code-athon at the PJM Interconnection in Valley Forge, PA. The PJM Interconnection hosts the world's largest competitive electricity market, and services 60 million customers.

The code-athon kicks off at 6pm on February 7 and wraps up around 7pm on February 8.

At the code-athon, 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.


Hackathon Sponsors


$2,500 in prizes

Best Demo - First Prize

Best Demo - 2nd 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

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