Dadlihack 2019

Published by Ocean Generation \ January 20, 2019 8:41 pm

Developing Infrastructure and Resilience to Climate Change

 

Ocean Generation is delighted to announce and support the Dadlihack 2019 by UNOPS in Antigua and Barbuda. A world class hackathon to innovate and design solutions to secure vital infrastructure for communities at risk of climate change.

1st Prize – $5,000

2 Runner Up Prize’s – $1,000

The hackathon series aims to develop solutions – hardware, software and process based –by bringing together the local, regional and international tech communities, to develop ways to help secure vital infrastructure, from housing to transport to postal services, for communities at immediate risk of climate change. While it will focus on adaptations to support communities in the face of climate change, infrastructure innovations that prevent and reduce climate change are also encouraged. With climate change already affecting many vulnerable communities, especially those living on small island developing states, finding new, technological solutions to adapt to is critical.

Open to teams of 1-5 people, aged 18 and over to participate to develop an idea or prototype for solutions to this years infrastructure and resilience theme. We are looking for internationals to participate both in person and remotely, alongside the local and regional community.

We would expect global experts to offer mentoring sessions to local developers as part of the project, to help develop the local and regional tech community and inspire on going innovation. This is part of our ongoing commitment to developing local talent around the globe, to ensure the world has the skills necessary to tackle the global threats that climate change presents.

Teams can be comprised of coders and developers, designers, UX, communication personnel .. whoever you think needs to be in your team to help you develop the best solution.

Solutions will be judged against:

-Speed of build and delivery of your solution

-Who in the community it helps in mitigating or adapting to climate change

-Numbers helped

-Self sufficiency / self resilience of the solution

The jury will be comprised of local and international judges.

The best solutions will be eligible for a prize and UNOPS support.

February 7th – 10th 2019

Hosted at AUA and ABIIT. George Walter Highway & Jabbawock Road, Coolidge, Antigua

Meals provided

Interested in participating?

Fill out this form

For more information email Jonas jonassv@unops.org

Preliminary schedule:

Speakers and workshops being finalised.

February 7th workshops provided by MIT and Chalmers organized by UNOPS

February 8th pre-hackathon workshops exploring infrastructure and resilience in the face of climate change, exploring the problems and how to develop solutions supported by IDEON.

Hackathon formally begins at 7.30pm

February 9th workshops and hackathon

February 10th hackathon and closing ceremony

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