2020 OPEN CLIMATE COLLABATHON

 

2020 COLLABATHON: A YEAR LONG CAMPAIGN

While the 2019 Collabathon was designed as an initial proof-of-concept, the 2020 campaign is designed as a full-scale initiative designed to test the capacity for exponential growth & self-organization. The Collabathon’s event sprints, or ‘pulses,’ will follow the most important international climate & technology events of the year.

EARTH DAY - OPEN CLIMATE DIALOGUES & COLLABATHON LAUNCH

Earth Day is a global event where the world comes together in consciousness and action for our shared home.
This year, Earth Day will be remote and digital and so will the Collabathon. Earth Day marks the first Collabathon event of the year. It will begin with Open Climate Dialogues between climate and tech experts and then focus on assembling teams, working on core prompts, and improving the collaboration environment to ensure a productive year ahead. In light of the covid-19 pandemic, we will be improving our capacity for global remote collaboration through our virtual environment. 

MANY WAYS TO PARTICIPATE AND CONTRIBUTE

WITH THE COLLABATHON MOVEMENT

START

A NODE

Universities &
civic tech groups

Nodes are organizations anywhere in the world —typically Universities and civic tech groups— that attract and guide participants. They facilitate team formation and support through the Node’s digital channels. When applicable, Nodes provide on-site venues for meetings.

MANAGE

A PROMPT

Build a Global and Open Climate Platform

An integrated global climate accounting system, web platform and portal built one prompt at a time. The collabathon is organized around multiple prompts for teams to work on.

DIAL INTO AN EVENT

Next event: From April 22nd to April 26th 2020

This years Collabathon will have multiple sprints throughout the year.​ The next sprint will be organized around Earth day and feature Open Climate Dialogues for the community to connect in these challenging times.

JOIN

A TEAM

Remote Contributions

Global Network

This year all events will be taking place online organized by local nodes all over the world.​ Most nodes are universities and civic tech organizations.

EARTH DAY SPRINT TIMELINE

MARCH

23rd -31st

Registration Opens for Sign Ups

Participants and Nodes start signing up, events are defined and
sponsorship program is launched

APRIL

1st - 11th

Final event & published 

Teams begind to assemble while full documentation for prompts is published 

22nd - 24th

Earth Day - Collabathon Starts

Open Climate Dialogues begin and last for three days. Participants join and connect with the community.

25th - 26th

Sprint Weekend 1

2019 Teams share-out their projects and recruit team members. Other participants assemble in teams and begin connecting for the year ahead. 

MAY

11th - 13th

BLOCKCHAIN WEEK | CONSENSUS

3 day sprint focused on governance, blockchain infrastructure and digital currencies under the open climate project

All minds around the world are invited to hack with us and become an owner of this collective open source project. We welcome all genders, nationalities, identities and backgrounds. The participation is entirely free. 

WHY SHOULD I ATTEND? 

Be part of a landmark event that brings together inspiring and passionate people from all over the world to solve this grand challenge together that affects us all - all people across continents and generations. It is an experiment to prove the power of radical open source collaboration. 

We will all work on different parts of the same global puzzle. This can't be done alone, so our approach is to leverage our collective and decentralized intelligence and generate collective ownership. Your commitment to this mission will show the world that the global climate challenge is solvable together - and give state and non-state actors a framework for doing so. 

  • Be part of this landmark event and help create a global framework of tackling climate change

  • Meet passionate climate researchers, developers, designers and the like and form strong bonds working on this mission together

  • Collaborate with start ups and international organizations on prompts  

  • Have a stake in the future development of the platform or even host the next development sprint 

  • Three awards will be given out to the most collaborative team, most innovative contribution and the most efficient hack​​

 

JOIN THE VIRTUAL COLLABORATION ENVIRONMENT

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WIKI

The Collabathon's GitBook wiki provides the full information for Collabathon participants and describes prompts in detail.

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CHAT

Use the Discord chat to communicate with the global community, find participants, mentors and coordinate team work in specific channels

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CODE

Use GitHub to follow tasks, commit code and see core development work of the open climate project. 

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MANAGE

The Collabathon CoMakery Mission allows you to select prompts, assemble teams, commit work and get rewarded.

GLOBAL NODES

Nodes are organizations/institutions anywhere in the world acting as ‘centers of gravity’ for the Open Climate Collabathon — typically universities and civic tech groups, but also businesses and non-profits.

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COLLABATHON DOMAINS & PROMPTS

This collaborative hackathon is structured around 5 integrated climate domains and the software stack layers proposed in the open climate project. The prompts and bounties which you and your team will be hacking are based on the intersection between the domains and the stack layout.

5 INTEGRATED CLIMATE DOMAINS
FULL SOFTWARE STACK

SELECTED PROMPTS 

We are providing different challenges for you to solve. You can choose the climate domain that you are most passionate about and work on one of its specific prompts, or tackle a specific technical bounty.

Earth's Carbon Ledger — Build a near real-time atmospheric carbon budget counter with decentralized scientific consensus and blockchain-based records.

The Paris Smart Contract Agreement — We started to transcribe the Paris Agreement into an Ethereum-based solidity smart contract. Improve & extend it to include more articles and functionalities.

Spatial contracts for Nested Accounting — Develop metadata schemas and contracts so that the mitigation and adaptation outcomes of non-state actors —like cities, companies and individuals— can be included and accounted under the respective Nationally Determined Contributions where they are retire.

ITMO Terminal — Article 6 of the Paris Agreement allows for the international transfer of mitigation outcomes so that parties can collaborate on their 'NDC'. Design a prototype of an investment and trading 'Terminal' that can act as a one-stop portal

Carbon pricing automation — Design a smart contract that can automate the calculation and collection of a global carbon price based on provable GHG emissions.

2020 Open Climate Collabathon

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