Data vs Climate Change Hackathon

DataJam North East brings you the Data vs Climate Change Hackathon in partnership with the National Innovation Centre for Data and North East England Climate Coalition.

Join us from the 20th-22nd October for a hackathon in which we will use data to help the region tackle climate change!

Climate change may well be the defining crisis of our time and it’s easy to feel powerless in the face of such a huge global challenge. However, we can make a difference, as Greta Thunberg has demonstrated. Help the North East tackle climate change by joining our hack!

How can you help?

Data vs Climate Change is a two-day hybrid hackathon aimed at gathering, analysing and visualising data from across the North East, intended to help us measure whether we as a region are changing fast enough - holding up a mirror to what we are doing.

Join us in this hackathon to ‘improve the picture’. This is a brilliant opportunity to pick up new skills, including data skills and work with like-minded people in our fantastic DataJam Community. Alongside climate change presentations and workshops there will be experts on hand to assist in design, development and data analysis.

Whatever your skillset, we need you! From designers, developers, data and visualisation experts to critical thinkers, copywriters, team players and creative minds. If you don’t code, that’s cool. Come as you are!

Spaces are limited so register now to avoid missing out!

The Hack

We’ll be working with the North East of England Climate Coalition (NEECCo) who are focused on tackling the climate emergency, reversing ecological breakdown and delivering an urgent and just transition.

You will get the opportunity to choose and work on specific challenges that span across these four categories:

  1. Natural Capital
  2. Economic Impact
  3. Social Impact
  4. A Just Transition

More specific detail on the Hack themes and challenges can be found in the full Eventbrite page via the Registration Link.

Agenda

Wednesday 20th October – Welcome Social – 5pm-7.30pm


Join us in-person @ The Catalyst for welcome talks and a meet & greet with your fellow hackers before you start hacking! Food & drinks to be provided. There will be an option to join the talks remotely via MS Teams

Thursday 21st October – Hack Day One – 9am-5pm


Join us remotely via Microsoft Teams to commence hacking towards your chosen challenge.

You’ll get a chance to talk to green issue domain experts about your chosen challenge and have the opportunity to attend technical workshop sessions that might aid you in your hacking.

Friday 22nd October – Hack Day Two – 9am-2pm


Join us remotely via Microsoft Teams to continue hacking towards your chosen challenge.

Friday 22nd October – Closing Session, Awards & Drinks Reception – 3pm-6.30pm


Join us in-person @ The Catalyst to present your hack team solution, we will identify the winning team and have a couple of well-deserved drinks with your fellow hackers!

There will be an option to join the presentation and awards sessions remotely via MS Teams.

The full agenda will be sent through to all registered attendees ahead of the event.

Partners & Sponsors

DataJam North East brings you this event in partnership with the National Innovation Centre for Data and the North East England Climate Coalition.

The event was made possible by our incredible sponsors:

  • sage
  • Microsoft
  • thoughtworks
  • Newcastle University
  • Analyst Network North East

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