3D matrix of LEDs

A 3D matrix of 52,000 individually-programmable LEDs which will be installed on the glass front of ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

Visualize Environmental Data with Code for BTV and ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

Interested in seeing your environmental data visualization in lights on the front of ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center? Thanks to a grant from Google, ECHO will soon be installing a large 3D matrix of 52,000 individually-programmable LEDs on the glass front of their building. This display will be used to translate environmental data and engage the public in lake stewardship. ECHO needs the help of artists, programmers, data scientists, designers and others to create compelling, engaging and interesting visualization prototypes!

For more information, refer to the schedule.



Day Start Time Description
Saturday 9:00AM Welcome and Orientation
Remarks by Congressman Peter Welch
10:00AM - 3:00PM Hacking!
3:00PM - 3:30PM Informal Project Demos
Share your progress so far.
Sunday 9:30AM Hacking!
11:00AM Project Demos
Share your progress and talk about your project's next steps.
1:00PM Wrap Up

About the Event


  • Sat, Jun 6, 2015 9:00AM - 3:30PM
  • Sun, Jun 7, 2015 9:30AM - 1:00PM


ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
1 College Street
Burlington, VT 05401

The venue is handicapped accessible.

All Code for BTV and Code for America events and their staff, presenters, and attendees are held to a Code of Conduct and an Anti-Harassment Policy.

Project Submissions

Interested in leading a project at National Day of Civic Hacking? Please let us know!

About Code for BTV

Code for BTV is an official Code for America Brigade that facilitates sustainable collaborations on civic software and open data projects between coders, designers, and organizations (both governmental and non-governmental) in the greater Burlington, Vermont area. Code for BTV hosts events for civic hackers to come together and work on building and reusing civic apps and support open data initiatives.

"Burlington's membership and participation in the Code for America Brigade will allow us to continue innovating within our City and provide a tremendous opportunity to collaborate with other innovative cities around the country."

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger

Code for BTV has engaged over 60 civic hackers on well over 20 projects with an estimated 2,000 hours of volunteer time contributed since its launch with the National Day of Civic Hacking in June of 2013. Code for BTV has held monthly meetups in addition to two major hackathons, the National Day of Civic Hacking and Hack the Stacks: Civic Hacking at Fletcher Free Library.

Code for BTV program partners include Big Heavy World, Fletcher Free Library, the City of Burlington Mayor's Office, NOFA-VT, and the Office of the UVM Vice President for Research. James Lockridge and Nick Floersch are Code for America Brigade Captains with Code for BTV. Please feel free to contact them directly with any questions or comments you have.