Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hack4good0.6 in Washington DC.

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.
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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!

Washington DC details

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Washington DC is one of the cities hosting #hack4good 0.6!