Hack for the Sea

is creating a hacking community centered around marine science.

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patron
Thank you for your interest in Hack for the Sea!

It’s no secret that the ocean is woven into almost every part of the life of a Cape Ann resident. This event is instrumental in not only driving new innovation towards the coast, but solidifying Cape Ann’s rightful place as a historic hub of innovation, starting with the shipbuilding and fishing industries, each now hundreds of years old.

This second annual Hack for the Sea is going to be upon us before we know it. If you haven’t heard, we’re staging a 30 hour programming competition that brings together students, professionals, ocean experts, and the saltiest of fisherman to “hack on,” or build prototype solutions for, the biggest problems facing our ocean today.

Last year focused on citizen science, and submissions included the following:
  • A Social Network for Fisherman
  • Hydrophones on Lobster traps
  • Data visualizations on tidal and sea temperature data
  • Wirelessly Connected, Affordable Ocean Sensors
Usually, we would ask somewhere between $2500-15000 for a sponsorship for an event like this, but we’re only asking you for a tiny monthly contribution. This is a new style of fundraising that provides a much more direct link between the patrons of this event (you), and the organizers and participants (us). Commensurate with the size of the patronage, this money will be used for things like:
  • Prize money for participants
  • Meals at the event
  • Equipment rental for the event
  • Child care at the event
  • Advertising the event outside of Cape Ann
Please become a patron to start building the legacy of this event today, and please do call or email if you have any questions at all. Finally, if you have ideas about additional or non-monetary contributions to Hack for the Sea, please reach out.

Mark
Organizer, Hack for the Sea
[email protected]
Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Plus all previous rewards
Social Media Follow
$3 or more per month
Let's make it official on social media.
  • Social media follow
  • Plus all previous rewards
Get a free Ding Dong Dash button
$10 or more per month
Ding Dong Dash is one of our products, and it's simply a button that can ring or text any phone. Includes all lower rewards tiers as well.
Office Hours
$20 or more per month
Join me for a monthly livestream.
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
1 of 10 patrons
When I reach 10 patrons, I will open source the github repository so others can contribute and profit from this initiative.
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Thank you for your interest in Hack for the Sea!

It’s no secret that the ocean is woven into almost every part of the life of a Cape Ann resident. This event is instrumental in not only driving new innovation towards the coast, but solidifying Cape Ann’s rightful place as a historic hub of innovation, starting with the shipbuilding and fishing industries, each now hundreds of years old.

This second annual Hack for the Sea is going to be upon us before we know it. If you haven’t heard, we’re staging a 30 hour programming competition that brings together students, professionals, ocean experts, and the saltiest of fisherman to “hack on,” or build prototype solutions for, the biggest problems facing our ocean today.

Last year focused on citizen science, and submissions included the following:
  • A Social Network for Fisherman
  • Hydrophones on Lobster traps
  • Data visualizations on tidal and sea temperature data
  • Wirelessly Connected, Affordable Ocean Sensors
Usually, we would ask somewhere between $2500-15000 for a sponsorship for an event like this, but we’re only asking you for a tiny monthly contribution. This is a new style of fundraising that provides a much more direct link between the patrons of this event (you), and the organizers and participants (us). Commensurate with the size of the patronage, this money will be used for things like:
  • Prize money for participants
  • Meals at the event
  • Equipment rental for the event
  • Child care at the event
  • Advertising the event outside of Cape Ann
Please become a patron to start building the legacy of this event today, and please do call or email if you have any questions at all. Finally, if you have ideas about additional or non-monetary contributions to Hack for the Sea, please reach out.

Mark
Organizer, Hack for the Sea
[email protected]

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Tiers
Become A Patron
$1 or more per month
Unlock exclusive content and join my community of patrons. Thank you!
  • Access to patron-only content
  • Connect with other patrons
  • Plus all previous rewards
Social Media Follow
$3 or more per month
Let's make it official on social media.
  • Social media follow
  • Plus all previous rewards
Get a free Ding Dong Dash button
$10 or more per month
Ding Dong Dash is one of our products, and it's simply a button that can ring or text any phone. Includes all lower rewards tiers as well.
Office Hours
$20 or more per month
Join me for a monthly livestream.
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Process videos
  • Plus all previous rewards