Heat Seek NYC

Heat Seek NYC

Keeping the Heat Turned On

Heat Seek NYC is pioneering a new approach to heating dispute resolution for New York City tenants and landlords.

We're building a suite of open-source hardware and web software that detects heating violations in real time. We use this data to track the issue, identify problem areas, and provide reliable evidence to ensure fairness in housing court disputes.

We are incredibly grateful for the community support we have received to date, and for the opportunity to compete in this year's BigApps competition. Let's work together to keep the heat turned on this winter!

Meet The Team

Tristan Siegel
Co-Founder of Heat Seek NYC


From the project's beginning Tristan's been in charge of user experience as well as sharing back-end developing duties with Heat Seek's other

co-founder, William.

William Jeffries

Lead Back-End Web Developer

William is a web developer with a passion for social justice. He's a rubyist, a yogi, and a super friendly person. He has been on the project since the beginning and is always ready to answer technical questions from any area of the project, or just talk about why it's such important work.

Andrea Acevedo

Design Lead

Andrea comes from the public service design world working previously at the City of Boston branding SMEs and initiatives and more recently at Participle where she designed new services that tackled social issues in the UK. She was fortunate to stumble upon Heat Seek’s co-founders at the Big Apps launch and will be working on the design of the app and helping out on the UX.

Ethan Ozelius

Front-End Lead

As Lead Front-End Developer, Ethan is working with a great team rebuilding Heat Seek NYC to efficiently serve all users. Ethan will be working with the design team to turn ideas into code.

Daniel Kronovet

Hardware Lead

A classmate of Tristan and William's at the Flatiron School, Daniel joined up as the Hardware Lead shortly after they decided to take the project to BigApps. Currently a software engineer at ParagonMeasure, a health technology startup, Daniel is excited about helping improve the sensor system which drives Heat Seek.

Jarryd Hammel

Business Development Lead

Jarryd comes to Heat Seek NYC with several years of experience as a corporate finance advisor. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the Wharton Scool. As Biz Dev Lead, Jarryd is focused on refining Heat Seek NYC's message and building the community and organizational ties we need to maximize our social impact.

Tom Hunter

Marketing Lead

Tom has an eclectic background ranging from hedge fund analyst to parade mascot. He joins Heat Seek NYC to help further our mission of keeping the heat on in NYC and to help pioneer the algorithmic advocacy movement.

Noelle Francois

Community Outreach Lead

Noelle is a graduate student at NYU Wagner, where she studies non-profit management. She has been working in the non-profit sector for years and has a background in social justice.

BigApps is the premier showcase of NYC’s tech ecosystem. It’s a competition that empowers New York’s sharpest minds to solve the city’s toughest challenges through technology, making NYC a better place to Live, Work, Learn, and Play. Whether you’re a hacker or a maker, a designer or an investor, a novice or a pro, we provide resources that make it easy to make a difference. Come to build. Come to network. Come to win.

NYC BigApps 2014 is an initiative of NYCEDC to promote government transparency and the creation of innovative new technologies. Following NYC BigApps 2013, this year’s event is the fifth annual run of the competition and is being managed by HR&A Advisors in collaboration with Super Vision and Splash.

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