What is a collabathon?
A new form of event based on our principle of radical collaboration and crowd-development. Instead of hosting a hackathon, where teams compete for a price and the winner takes all, we want to leverage collective intelligence to complete multiple challenges of a shared goal together. The shared project where everyone contributes is open source and is a platform tool that everyone is a stakeholder of. Instead of competing for a fixed period of time, we embrace collective ownership and want participants to stay engaged. Collaboration rather than competition must be the source of collective strength and inspiration.
1st - 30th
Submit your suggestions for prompts that you would like to work on.
15th - 17th
Global hack on Yale Campus, global nodes or remote.
18th - 24th
Further develop of your work remotely to bring your prompt to greater maturity.
25th - 30th
Fix the last bugs and fully integrate your prompt into the platform.
2nd - 13th
We will be presenting the Open Climate platform and the outcomes of the collabathon in a side event at the Climate Change Conference in Madrid.
This Collabathon will be hosted at various nodes across the globe. If you don't live close to a node, we encourage you to participate remotely from your home base or to host a node yourself.
Information on nodes and their local program will follow shortly.
The Data Driven EnviroLab at Yale-NUS College in Singapore is hosting a Collabathon instance on Saturday, November 16th.
Nov 16th - 17th
The Net Impact club of ESMT Berlin is hosting a two-day Collabathon instance at ESMT.
Nov 16th - 17th
HEC Paris is hosting a two-day Collabathon instance with Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole 42.
Nov 23rd - 24th
The University of Melbourne is hosting a collabathon instance.
Nov 16th - 17th
The Asian Institute of Management is hosting a collabathon instance in Manila.
Yale campus weekend program
06.00 - 06.30 pm
06.30 - 07.00 pm
07.00 - 07.30 pm
Team matching & Gathering
08.30 - 09.00 am
09.00 - 10.30 am
Registration & Breakfast
Welcome & Guidelines
Global Hack starts
08.30 - 09.30 am
09.30 - 12.30 pm
12.30 - 01.30 pm
01.30 - 06.30 pm
06.30 - 07.30 pm
Lunch & What's Next?
Sprint & Wrap up
All sessions and the main hall will be broadcasted to global nodes and remote hackers.
Please note that the program will evolve until the collabathon. All times are in EST.
SELECTED PROMPTS & BOUNTIES
We are providing different challenges for you to solve. You can choose the climate that you are most passionate about and work on one of its specific promts, or tackle a specific technical bounty.
PROPOSED PROMPT ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
FINAL PROMPTS WILL BE PUBLISHED BY NOVEMBER 01
EARTH SYSTEM STATE
Earth's Carbon Ledger — Build a near real-time atmospheric carbon budget counter with decentralized scientific consensus. See Prompt >
WORLD SYSTEM REGISTRIES
The Paris Smart Contract Agreement — We started to transcribe the Paris Agreement into an Ethereum-based solidity smart contract. Improve & extend it!. See Prompt >
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. See Prompt >
Global Meta Registry — Our partners began developing a global climate warehouse to host the global mitigation outcomes that could be traded under article 6 of the Paris Agreement. See the architecture and contribute. See Bounties >
CLIMATE ACTION CERTIFICATION
Energy & Carbon Oracle servers — Use data science and machine learning to build an open oracle that can cross-verify both the energy data used to certify renewable energy credits, and calculations for displaced carbon associated to it. See Prompt >
Land-based mitigation certifications — Work with partners to link remote sensing data for the process of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of land-based mitigations. See Prompt >
Adaptation certifications — Work with prompt partners to implement protocols for climate vulnerability reduction and project tracking for adaptation certifications. See Prompt >
NETWORKED CLIMATE MARKETS
Fungibility contracts in Networked Climate Markets — Design smart contract that can allow interoperability between digital assets of climate mitigations so that they may operate in different international markets. See Prompt >
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 See Prompt >
Climate Bond platform — Climate bonds are a great financial instrument to help fund mitigation and adaptation actions. Propose a platform the can streamline the issuance and monitoring of bonds. See Prompt >
Carbon pricing automation — Design a smart contract that can automate the calculation and collection of a global carbon price based on provable GHG emissions. See Prompt >
Do you have suggestions for other prompts that add value to the Open Climate platform? We are collecting prompts until October 31st! Submit your idea here:
This Collabathon is not about winning, nor about competition. We are creating a collaborative environment to ignite a global movement that inspires the cooperation of all planetary stakeholders on solving the climate challenge.
We are nonetheless rewarding your contributions to show our appreciation for your participation. These will be evaluated on a global level across all nodes and remote participants.
Most collaborative team
The Yale Open Lab team will judge the collaboration and mutual support across teams based on your activities in the digital collabathon space.
Most innovative contribution
Judges will choose the most innovative contribution based on the value and creativity of your contribution (code, prompt documentation, ideas etc.)
The entire Collabathon community will judge on the most effective hack by upvoting team contributions.
Of course there also goes a reward with each award:
$700 worth of
Your team can decide whether you would like to receive your award in cash or buy credits for carbon offsets
Your team will be registered on the blockchain to eternalize the recognition of your contribution to this project
Participants and awarded teams will be announced at the COP25 presentation
subject to change due to recent relocation
All participants and awarded teams will receive a certificate to honor your contribution