Climathon 2020 – Virtual Hackathon

TH.0
About this event:

The effects of climate change on our planet are increasingly evident, and the UK and Ireland bear no exemption. Our UK Climathon is calling upon the British public to unite in our technical advances towards climate change.

Gov UK recognises of the need for implementation of sustainable alternatives on a localised level is reflected in its financial injection to transform homes and public sector buildings to become more energy efficient. There is now, and will continue to be, more opportunities for investment in the UK environmental sector to develop new and existing plans to help achieve its climate change objectives.

TH.0 is the UK’s largest international hackathon organiser. We provide an Industry holistic approach to technology innovation covering the full 360 degrees solution for a product or concept, from design to development, to testing, to marketing, to sales and user feedback.

With hackathon teams consisting of developers, programmers, designers, data scientists, security experts, QAs, compliance, SEOs, project managers, bio scientists, sales professionals, HR professionals, industry experts and innovators.

Challenges:

Air Pollution from Particulate Matter – how can major cities in the UK, such as London, implement real change to reduce the harmful pollution which is compromising the health of its citizens. We understand that emissions from diesel engines in vehicles are the primary cause of the issue, but what measures can be taken, perhaps to help businesses that rely on travel in and out of the city, to achieve more sustainable supply chains.

Overheating in office buildings – The majority of working spaces were purposely built with the intention to keep heat in, to cope with harsh winters. But as summer temperatures continually rise, the working conditions are less than favourable unless your business can bear the financial strain and in-efficiencies of air-conditioning units. What can be done to ensure business owners can save costs whilst simultaneously offering workspace environments that can easily adapt to changes in temperature and meet green targets.

Flooding – Aggressive storms and rising sea levels have become more prominent, and are set to continue, making the risk and impact of flooding more damaging to people and their livelihoods. It is expected that coastal communities in Wales and Scotland will be of those most likely to suffer the consequences. What can be done to protect these communities, and help them to develop catchment-based strategies that will not only raise awareness but help catalyse ideas for change that will better tackle flooding from a localised point of view.

Protection & Restoration of the Natural Environment – The government has highlighted the importance to reverse the impacts on the landscape of the natural environment as a priority where ‘more action is needed.’ But what can be done to help engage communities to connect with aspects in nature including public forests, woodlands, species protection and cleaner & water.

The Target:

Our goal is to bring in those with a passion for climate change, with anyone whose ideas or industry background may be of use. We aim to amalgamate environmental scientists, programmers, designers, developers, and domain experts into multifunctional teams with complementary skill sets.

This will be completed through the use of ideas and technology with local and global participation, which in turn will contribute to the sector’s economic growth and advancement in a bright and innovative future.

Start & Finish: The event will begin on Friday 9th October 2020 @ 19.00hrs GMT and run until Sunday 11th October 2020 @ 16:00hrs.

Kick-Off: The team at TH.0 will kick off with a presentation briefly explaining what we’re all about and give you some inspiration for challenges you will work on.

Teams: You will be working in teams of 5-8 people. As mentioned, the aim is to build solutions as teams, so make sure everyone in your team can contribute in a way that allows you to present a complete solution/product at the end of the day.

Suggested Team Roles: Ideation person. 2x Designers. 2x Developer. Domain Expert. Business Expert. Marketing Guru.

Challenge: Choose one of our challenge that specifically excites team; be creative, innovative, and put yourself in the shoes of your target audience to give them the best experience possible!

Presentation: Every team will present the hack they have built with a demo (if time allows) the same afternoon in the last hour of the event. The TH team along with their judging panel will ask questions on solutions and products and at the end of the day, decide on the winning team.

Winners: The winning team will have an original idea, that’s both innovative and customer focused, as well as well-executed.

Logistics: All you need is your laptop lots of enthusiasm!

Prizes: The point of this hackathon is to come together with other like-minded professionals to work on solving the most pressing problems facing the agricultural sector today.

So, join us for the purpose of connecting, networking, empowering each other and having lots of fun along the way. The true prize lies in the unique and collaborative experience!

 

Quality of the Idea
Includes creativity and originality of the idea

Implementation of the Idea
Includes how well the idea was executed by the presenter

Potential Impact
Includes the extent to which the solution can be widely adopted

Details of the Hackathon will be made available the day before the event to ensure a level playing field for all participants! You will also receive all channel and mentor information in an email 48 hrs before the event. In the meantime, we would love the opportunity to engage with you and get to know you better! Learn more about TH.0 and get involved with our work through our social channels.

Full Hackathon rules can be found at www.thpoint0.io/rules

Still have more questions? Check out www.thpoint0.io/faqs

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Date

23 10 2020 - 25 10 2020

Time

19:00 - 16:00

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 23 10 2020 - 25 10 2020
  • Time: 14:00 - 11:00

Location

Virtual
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