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The world's biggest global hack against climate change Uniting globally 12-14 September 2014, 3,000+ leading software engineers, hackers, ui/ux designers, product makers, founders, thought leaders and civic-minded organisations will gather in 40+ global cities to hack against climate change, building prototypes of technology solutions that address 15 global climate change challenges.

9/12/2014 to 9/14/2014
When: 9/12/2014
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Geeklist #Hack4Good 0.6

https://geekli.st/hackathon/hack4good-06

 

The world's biggest global hack against climate change

Uniting globally 12-14 September 2014, 3,000+ leading software engineers, hackers, ui/ux designers, product makers, founders, thought leaders and civic-minded organisations will gather in 40+ global cities to hack against climate change, building prototypes of technology solutions that address 15 global climate change challenges.

There are Global and Local sponsorship opportunities available right now! Contact hack4good@geekli.st today!

 

How does #hack4good work?

Teams respond to problem statements and challenges set by NGOs, government organisations and subject matter experts, collaborating intensively over a 48-hour period. The result is 100s of prototype projects that demonstrate innovative technology solutions to have a positive impact for humanity.

In each location, a judging panel made up of technology leaders and subject matter experts will select the most promising teams in terms of their potential impact. These go forwards into global judging. The teams selected by the global judging panel will present their projects as part of Climate Week NYC alongside the UN Climate Summit in New York in September.

 

15 Global Climate Change Challenges

Climate Awareness Challenges

·       Public awareness - Gain a critical mass of public awareness and support for addressing climate change

·       Personal impact - Help people understand their personal impact and carbon footprint

·       Digital activism - What digital tools can we give to savvy activists and campaigners that will unlock the potential to create powerful movements for climate action?

·       Compelling visualisation - Create compelling visualisations of climate models and climate impacts

·       International negotiations - Facilitate effective international negotiations and strong international agreements

Climate Adaptation Challenges

·       Resilient communities - Build tools to empower strong, prepared and resilient communities

·       Temperature rise - Respond to heatwaves, drought and agricultural challenges

·       Extreme weather - Respond to flooding, tropical storms, wildfires and extreme sudden weather events

·       Ecosystems and nature - Protect and restore ecosystems, natural spaces and animal habitats

·       NGO collaboration - Facilitate collaboration and communication between NGOs

Climate Action Challenges

·       Consumer behaviour - Influence and encourage climate-friendly consumption choices

·       Energy production - Develop global scale solutions for low-carbon energy production

·       Responsible finance - Encourage responsible finance and divestment away from fossil fuels

·       Sustainability and energy efficiency - Increase energy efficiency, appropriate use of resources and sustainable business

·       Reforestation - End deforestation and stimulate reforestation

 

Where is #hack4good and how do I get involved?

Geeklist #hack4good 0.6 is In 40+ cities and participation can be online if your city does not have a physical venue!

Click "Join the Hackathon" at the top-right of this page to sign up in your city or as an online participant!

 

Meet the judges!

Renaud Visage @renaudvisage

Kat Borlongan @katborlongan

Andy Grignon @agrignon

Bill Liao @liaonet

Jason Hoffman @jason

Cameron Yuill @camyuill

Guillermo Rauch @rauchg

Jim Franklin @jimfranklin

Gavin Shelton @gavshelton

Stanislav Shalunov @shalunov

Bram Cohen @bramcohen

Andy Skipper @andyskipper

 

Meet the Mentors!

Guillermo Rauch @rauchg

Sergey Toporov @ToporovS

 

Locations

Abuja, Nigeria

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Asheville, NC, USA

Athens, Greece

Auckland, New Zealand

Baguio, Philippines

Bangalore, India

Barcelona, Spain

Berlin, Germany

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bucharest, Romania

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Chandigarh, India

Chennai, India

Dallas, TX, USA

Dublin, Ireland

Honolulu, HI, USA

Hyderabad, India

Istanbul, Turkey

Jaipur, India

Kathmandu, Nepal

Kochi, India

Krakow, Poland

Lisbon, Portugal

London, UK

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Lusaka, Zambia

Madrid, Spain

Melbourne, Australia

Mexico City (D.F.), Mexico

Moscow, Russia

Mubai, India

Nairobi, Kenya

New Delhi, India

New York, NY, USA

Oberlin, OH, USA

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Paris, France

Perth, Australia

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Pune, India

San Francisco, CA, USA

Santiago, Chile

Southampton, UK

São Paulo, Brazil

Toronto, ON, Canada

Tunis, Tunisia

Victoria, BC, Canada

Washington, DC, USA

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