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Clayton State University hosting eco-hackathon

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MORROW, Ga. (AP) - Clayton State University is hosting an eco-hackathon to develop approaches to improve urban stream restoration projects in the Georgia Piedmont region.

School spokesman John Shiffert says the hackathon - which is a fusion of traditional scientific approaches to problem-solving, and a method tech developers use to promote open brainstorming - is aimed at building applications that can be used to promote awareness of stream and watershed issues. The event is being organized by Jere Boudell, an associate professor of biology.

Shiffert says George Tang, director of quality at BetterCloud - which writes software for Google - will lead a workshop on application building using MIT's App Inventor.

The event is scheduled for April 20 in Clayton State's Laboratory Annex Building in Morrow, about 15 miles south of Atlanta.

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