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Food Hackathon: Techies hack food system this weekend

April 05, 2013|By Caitlin Keller
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Tim West's first Food Hackathon will commence Saturday in San Francisco. where designers, developers and entrepreneurs will come together for a hackathon competition aimed at solving local, regional and national problems in the food system.

Over the course of the two-day event, techies and food lovers alike will hack the food system to, as described by Food Hackathon’s website, “build networks, cross pollinate ideas and create new products and tools to innovate and improve the food ecosystem.”

“Food is our greatest common denominator,” West said in a post on Foodnetconnect.com. “If we begin to address the challenges in our food system, then we will begin to solve the problems in our economy, our environment and our health care all while building community.”

A follow-up hackathon will take place June 1 and 2 as part of the National Day of Hacking. Tickets to Food Hackathon are $35 per person and can be purchased online. Those unable to attend can join Food Hackathon’s Google Hangout or follow happenings on Twitter.

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