Strange Weather Hackathon
Prepare to hack the very topic that’s always on our lips, weather - or better yet strange weather, at the Science Gallery this September.
The innovative 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 the very real challenges associated with climate change and extreme weather.
Facilitated by a host of 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 often catastrophic impact of weather extremes worldwide.
Over two days participants will code, hack, 3D print, solder, circuit-bend and brainstorm their way to create unique and ground-breaking 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.
Open data, materials and advice will all be available at the hackathon, but feel free to bring along your own laptops and hacking gear. Entry is free, but advance registration is required.
A public event, anyone can come along and watch as ‘eureka!’ style solutions emerge from all the chaos.