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2017 Climathon: Hack Resilience

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Duquès Hall

George Washington University

2201 G Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20052

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In partnership with Resilient DC and 100 Resilient Cities

What is the Climathon?

A 24-hour hackathon that engages young innovators to develop creative local and regional solutions is the key to making progress on climate change and sustainable development. DC Climathon at GW is a timely initiative that cultivates top talent to develop the innovation pipeline for these issues. The George Washington University (GW) and the District of Columbia partner with key stakeholders across the public and private sectors for the DC Climathon at GW, hosted at the GW School of Business. DC Climathon augments traditional educational offerings to develop leaders and create positive change within the local community, start-ups, and the public and and the private sector.

The George Washington University, in conjunction with the Government of the District of Columbia, will host the third annual DC Climathon on October 27-28, 2017. At the culmination of the overnight event, participants will present innovative projects that responded to this year’s challenge theme. A judging panel will select a winner to advance to the final round of the competition. Teams will be eligible for a cash prize to implement their idea, which we will announce the prize on Oct 5 at the launch

Hack Resilience

By 2100, the average U.S. temperature is projected to increase between 3°–12°F. Local institutions face intense changes that impact the spread of disease, fresh water supply, ability to grow crops, species extinction, and damage to infrastructure. Communities need to mitigate the warming and prepare for the pending changes.

This year, innovators will generate solutions that prepare District residents for emerging impacts and future impacts such as urban heat island effect, extreme weather events, and increased flooding. Participants will focus on elderly, low-income, and populations with access and/or functional needs. Deployment—teams will create solutions that enable grassroots/community-based creation and involvement including social capital and community building, neighborhood-led infrastructure, and communication methods and connectivity.

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