Hack//Dining NYC was a weekend of open food innovation, technology hacking and farm-to-fork eating. From June 27-29, nearly 200 hackers came together to see how we might use technology to re-engineer the future of dining. Twenty four teams created hardware and software solutions to industry-wide challenges, and four teams went home as winners. But we all went home excited about a very bright future of food.
Check out the Hack//Dining winners here or take a gander at their pitch videos below. From TurboTax for food safety to Yelp for dining halls, these winners are hacking a smarter, tastier and more sustainable future for dining at restaurants, college cafeterias, work and home.
Rumble developed an online interface for university students to provide direct feedback on their dining hall offerings. Students can create profiles and rate their meals, while university dining facilities are able to improve their service through the accumulation of actionable consumer analytics.
Just Right created an app and rewards program that empowers the consumer to “right size” their burrito, salad, or rice bowl order and rewards them for making sustainable and healthy choices with points that can be redeemed for free Chipotle food.
Kitchen Check created a software program that they describe as the TurboTax(c) of food safety regulations. Using an interactive form generated at the county or city regulatory level, Kitchen Check generates a list of requirements for restaurants, food trucks, and other dining facilities to be in compliance with local, state, and federal laws.
Hive utilizes the world of smart and wearable technology to create an all-encompassing online personal trainer and nutritionist with a nutritional dashboard, digital weigh-ins, before and after selfies, and the option for employer reward systems to incentivize your success.
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