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Get your prepper kit ready: a hackathon is looking for your best ideas to protect the city from the challenges of climate change.
“Climathon” is an annual hackathon is organized by George Washington University’s Office of Sustainability and it’s returning later this month. Developers, students, and others are welcome to join.
— GW Entrepreneurship (@GWInnovate) December 9, 2016
The event itself will start on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 27, and last until Saturday afternoon. Food is provided, as well as a couple of yoga sessions.
Climathon focuses on combatting the effects of climate change here in the District, with challenges put forth by D.C. gov’s Department of Energy & Environment, according to the event post.
This year’s challenges will focus on ways to shield vulnerable populations in the District – such as the elderly, low-income populations, and people with accessibility needs – from climate change effects like rising temperatures and resource shortages.
Winning teams will be eligible for a $10,000 cash prize, as well as the ability to present their ideas to District officials. Participants are allowed to bring pre-existing ideas to the day.
— Sustainable DC (@SustainDC) October 29, 2016
This year GW is advertising a live stream Q&A to answer questions about the event – a handy resource for curious newcomers.
— Sustainability at GW (@SustainableGW) October 11, 2017