2020 OPEN CLIMATE COLLABATHON

Participants sign up to the open climate collabathon via nodes or independently. Nodes are mostly Universities and civic tech groups. Participants assemble into teams, either from their Node or by connecting with other participants on Discord, and then tackle a specific prompt. Prompts are strategic projects and challenges organized around the 5 domains of the open climate project. Prompt hosts (subject matter experts) design the challenges alongside the open climate core team so that they are all represent distinct parts of the same project puzzle.

 

MANY WAYS TO PARTICIPATE AND GETTING INVOLVED

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: November 9-23

This years Collabathon will have multiple sprints throughout the year.​ The next sprint will be organized around the postponed UNFCC COP26 weeks. Attend the open climate dialogues and join working groups!

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

2020 COLLABATHON ANNUAL TIMELINE

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

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​​

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2020 Open Climate Collabathon

The Open Climate Collabathon is an independently organized not-for-profit event, fiscally hosted by the Open Collective Foundation 501(c)3

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