Come and join us in the upcoming HacktheClimatexWatson event that will be held on September 4 to 6, 2015. More than a hundred of environmental advocates & application developers will gather, brainstorm and invent technology-based solutions (by creating apps and/or devices) to climate change during this year’s edition of Hack-the-Climate, which is a joint conference and hackathon, co-hosted with Watson Institute Philippines. Geeky Pinas is an advocate of the environment and is very supportive of the IT gatherings like this, we are proud to collaborate as an exclusive media partner to this very meaningful event.

HacktheClimatexWatson official event poster

The event is similar to last year’s hackathon, HackTheClimatexWatson, this years' event focus is about exploring different aspects of climate change mitigation and resiliency. The conference participants may select to attend up to two break out sessions, which are designed to provide them with a deeper grasp of the key challenges faced by organizations in their areas of interest. Education, Marine & Wildlife Protection, Waste Management, Environmental Protection, Green Technology, Ecotourism, Renewable Energy and Disaster Response comprise this year’s topics.

Last year participants - taking a picture & cuddling with the Hack-the-Climate bear

In contrast to last year’s Hack-The-Climate, this year’s event has an added focus on social entrepreneurship. Environmentally sustainable enterprises will be featured alongside some of the biggest climate change advocates in the country, such as Climate Change Commission, WWF-Philippines, Climate Reality, Greenpeace,  Marine Wildlife Watch and among others.

Hack-the-Climate participants being mentored during the hackathon

To design the social entrepreneurship component of the conference, the organizers decided to tap Watson Institute Philippines – an accelerator program for young social entrepreneurs headquartered in Boulder, CO.

“Our goal is for our participants to not only come up with innovative apps and devices, but economically sustainable start-ups. This is the most practical way to ensure that their tech creations will continue to grow and make a difference, long after the hackathon is over. We also wanted to open this year’s event to individuals who may not know how to code, but who are equally passionate about protecting the environment. Social entrepreneurship is one of the most accessible and effective ways for people to implement solutions and affect change,” said Project Head and Watson Institute Community Builder Raya Buensuceso.

An innovative working prototype that is in the making and testing

“HackTheClimatexWatson” is organized by Red Wizard Events & PR Strategists who are also the Founding members of Hack The Climate itself.

Registration Details
The registration is still on going until September 1.

Speakers & Panelists

The said conference will take place at the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall, De La Salle University from 8:00am - 7:00pm on September 4. After that, the hackathon is a 34 hour affair that will take place at the Microsoft Office in Ayala, Makati.

For more info, check out their website at or check their Facebook page : HackTheClimate and Twitter @hacktheclimate

Our population and our use of the finite resources of planet Earth are growing exponentially, along with our technical ability to change the environment for good or ill. - Stephen Hawking

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