Hack the climate - for a sustainable world!

Welcome to a hackathon dedicated to the climate.

This hackathon is about you. It's about me. It's about us and the Earth. It's a hackathon about respect for the environment and to stand united for the climate, through our way of living. This is about sustainability. Nothing else can be more important. (Possibly this hackathon.)

Developers of all background and skills are welcome to participate, and we’re looking forward to your innovative contributions for an even more sustainable world.

The environmental challenges are many, each with its own complexity. In some areas we have come a long way, in other areas the humanity has barely moved. This hackathon's challenges will be put in the light of:

CARBON: How to go low carbon, by reducing emissions and cut energy consumptions?

ECOSYSTEM: How to preserve and protect biodiversity and health of the world’s ecosystem?

WASTE: How to become more sustainable, by developing products with zero waste?

WATER: How to be water positive, meaning replenish more water than used?

In February we will publish information about the organizations that will set this hackathon's stage, with their cases.

The choice of technology is optional. Although we take the opportunity to inform that temporary Microsoft Azure passes will be available. Just sayin'.

Sign up your team and join the movement: The Climate Hackathon of 2021.

The hackathon is organised and hosted by Stratiteq in partnership with Microsoft.

 

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HACKATHON CHALLENGES

Buy Food With Plastic - Today our plastic collection process is manual. We would like to see how this can be automated. An example: Instead of writing number of plastic bottles collected, we want some kind of digital solution. And here the numbers of bottles could be shown on our public web, as well as the numbers of meals provided. We urge you to be creative and innovative. Surprise us on how technology can simplify this process and make our business even more attractive. Read more about what we do in our Impact Report.

MapBiomas - There are 150,000 deforestation alerts detected in Brazil every year. To make this alerts ready for action a report need to be prepared identifying the period and the land tenure of each deforestation event. This is essential to define weather the deforestation is legal or illegal for example. In 2018 only 1000 reports were prepared by environmental authorities so less than 1% o the deforestation alerts were considered for action. MapBiomas develop a method that produces now over 2000 of such reports per week. There are now over 140,000 reports ready to serve to action. The challenge now is to turn those reports into real action such as: environmental agencies to fine illegal deforestation, banks and traders to not negotiate with whom is causing deforestation, general public to pressure companies and government to act. Public APIs are available for MapBiomas and all data is available in the open-source.

 

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Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

Prizes will be announced soon!

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

  • Participants must be over 18 years of age.
  • The Hackathon is open to individuals who are residents of following countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK.
  • Participants must enter as teams of 3-6 members.
  • Projects must be created during the hackathon (22nd March 2021, 9am, CET - 26th March 2021, 5pm, CET).
  • Official language of the Hackathon is English.

Judges

Baroness Bryony Worthington

Baroness Bryony Worthington
Crossbench member of the House of Lords

Jamie Alexander

Jamie Alexander
Director, Drawdown Labs

Hampus Jakobsson

Hampus Jakobsson
Climate Venture Capitalist

Sanjay Podder

Sanjay Podder
Managing Director and Global Lead- Technology Sustainability Innovation at Accenture

Judging Criteria

  • Impact
    How much impact would a solution have in solving the addressed challenge?
  • Feasibility​
    Is the solution realistic in terms of the technological, legal and other aspects?
  • Implementation
    How much was done on the hackathon in terms of making a real software solution?
  • Innovation​
    Is the solution innovative and creative, is it using the latest technologies?

theme

  • Social Good