Collaborating on sustainable solutions to global problems, including the intersection between climate and covid-19. Open to all skill levels.

UC Berkeley has teamed up with Earth Hacks to bring you this exciting event: Hacking the Climate Crisis!

Full schedule of events can be found at the Google calendar and will include:

  • Introductory coding workshops
  • A livestreamed podcast with Steven Chan and Kelly Jiang of The Renewable Generation
  • Presentations on innovations in sustainable tech from industry professionals
  • Yoga class

 

Expect to have fun, meet some people, hone skills, and leave knowing a little more about sustainability than you do already.

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Hackathon Sponsors

Prizes

$125 in prizes

Grand Prize

First judged place overall

People's Choice

The participants will vote on their favorite

EchoAR Feature Prize

Submissions that utilize echoAR's platform will be eligible for this sponsored prize, which includes 1 month of free Business-Tier access to their platform, a feature in their newsletter (sent to investors in the AR/VR ecosysytem), and a $50 Apple gift card

Honorable Mentions (2)

Devpost Achievements

Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:

Eligibility

Anyone can participate in this hackathon! Environmental problems are inherently interdisciplinary and affect everyone, so we should all feel empowered to participte in forming the solution. You don't need to know how to code, there will be support for learning and multiple tracks of project to work on.

Requirements

Projects can take different forms, but everything should be submitted through Devpost unless clarified with event coordinators as early as possible. Submissions could be a website, an app, a presentation video, or many other forms- just clearly express your idea, impact, and implementation. If you encounter a problem reach out to the event coordinators.

Submissions eligible for judging will be showcased on Sunday 12pm PST. This can either be a pre-recorded or live demo or presentation.

Judges

ESW @ UC Berkeley Leadership Team
ESW

echoAR Team

echoAR Team

Sanjana Paul

Sanjana Paul
Executive Director of The Earth Hacks Foundation

Bhargav Sathish

Bhargav Sathish
Innovation Coordinator at The Earth Hacks Foundation

Steven Chan

Steven Chan
Project Engineer at New Energy Equity

Judging Criteria

  • Problem Definition & Analysis
    For this criterion, we focus on the problem challenged, not on the solution created. How precise and relevant is the defined problem? How interesting or difficult to resolve - functionally or technically - is the problem being challenged?
  • Solution Design & Innovation
    Does the solution either create something entirely new or meaningfully repurpose existing ideas? Does it impact either a large number of people, or a smaller number very deeply?
  • Idea Viability
    Is the idea technically and marketplace viable? Would people use it? Does it have a realistic application for commercial purposes? (Not necessarily here and now, but eventually in the future and/or for certain markets).
  • Implementation of Solution Demonstration
    Is the product functional or immediately actionable? is the path of implementation clearly discussed at different scales (end user, space in/effect on the market, regulations required or avoided)? What is the potential for long term impact?