Hosted by the Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University, the CMU VentureWell Virtual Energy Hackathon is an opportunity for collegiate students to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing leading energy companies and organizations. The Hackathon will take place virtually on September 29-30, 2020.
Students work in interdisciplinary teams for 24 hours to combine their energy expertise, data analytics, business intelligence, and economic reasoning to solve a specific problem presented to them. Participants have the opportunity to engage with real-world energy data, win $1,000 and network with energy experts.
2020 Challenge Partners
2020 Hackathon Judges
Andrew Chabot - Principal, BCI Technology Investments
Sakshi Mishra - Researcher, Energy Analytics and Optimization, NREL
William Sapon - Senior Advisor, Clean Energy & Transportation, People's Natural Gas
Matineh Eybpoosh - Co-founder & CEO, WattLearn Inc.
Brad Morris - Senior Manager of Engineering and Energy, Giant Eagle Inc.
Elizabeth Cook - Senior Manager, Transmission & Distribution Planning, DLC
Tigran Parvanyan - Energy Specialist, The World Bank
2020 Hackathon Company Mentors
Katie Flynn - Program Manager, Giant Eagle Inc.
Gianmarco Alian - Transmission Planning Engineer, DLC
Hong Yang - Energy Data Analyst, World Bank Group
Stephen Abate - Transmission Planning Engineer, DLC