The STRANGE WEATHER Hackathon brings together designers, developers, climate scientists, artists, academics and members of the public to build working prototypes of new apps, websites and tools to tackle real challenges associated with climate change and extreme weather. Facilitated by experts from the Met Office, Met Eireann and the Environmental Protection Agency, teams will respond to challenges set by organisations like Dóchas, Concern and UNICEF Ireland who regularly deal with the uncertainty and impact of weather extremes across the globe.
Over the course of two days participants will code, hack, 3D print, solder, circuit-bend and brainstorm their way to create unique and innovative solutions to real-world challenges, and present them to a panel of experts. The winning team will then travel to London and take part in the Digital Design weekend Hackathon at the V&A Museum as part of London Design Week, on September 20th-21st, supported by Enterprise Ireland.
The Hackathon runs from 8am to 8pm on September 3rd and 4th at Science Gallery Dublin. Open data, materials and helpful advice will all be available, but feel free to bring along your own laptops and hacking gear. Entry is free, but you must register in advance. This is a public event, so even if you aren't participating, come along and watch as solutions emerge from chaos.