2 months ago

And the winner is...

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the The Climate Change-Makers Hackathon gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Even though the challenge is over, there are still so many opportunities to further your project, or compete in another hackathon! Below are some opportunities that may be of interest to you: 

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2 months ago

GRAND FINALS TOMORROW: Join Us @ 3 PM EST (Saturday, March 6)!!

Hello Change-Makers,

What a fun & wonderful weekend that was!!

We've been raving to everyone we know, but are so incredibly proud of all who had participated at our hackathon last weekend! We ended with 130+ registrants from 15 countries/ 5 continents signing up, with 100+ folks active on our Slack channel. We had 16 final submissions & had an incredibly difficult time picking a top 12. Judges expressed admiration for the excellence in quality, execution & innovation they saw. And at a personal level, we are inspired by your commitment, passon & above all energy. Indeed, we…

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3 months ago

Less than 10 Hours Left: Let's Get Ready to Rumble... And Some Updates!

Hello Change-Makers,

Just 10 hours left!!! So incredible to see the activity on our Slack & lots of teams/ concepts already starting to form... Cannot wait to see everyone for our Opening Ceremonies @ 6 PM EST.

And to ensure it stays private, expect a Zoom link by12 PM (noon) EST in your e-mail.

And beyond that, here's some reminders/ updates:

  • Get yourself on Slack!!: About a third of you folks have still not joined the channel! This will be the main communication tool we use for the weekend, so please complete this pronto... Click here for the link

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3 months ago

T-3 Days: Join the Slack Channel & Let's Get Making Some Teams!

Hi Folks,

Yikes, just three days left!! Pretty psyched & it's looking likely we'll reach our 100 cap too :)

We've got our Slack channel set up now & will be sending an invite out to all your e-mails... Join link on Devpost & the general address is here: climate-changemakers.slack.com.

And as we get ready, here's some instructions, specifically:

  • 1) Join the Slack with the invite you get via e-mail or by clicking the join link here.
  • 2) Introduce yourself in the #hacker-intros channel... Whether you code or not, if you're looking to crack the puzzle…

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3 months ago

Help Spread the Word & Win a $50 Gift Card!

Hello Climate Change-Makers,

Just T-8 days to the start of our hackathon... Who's pumped!?

We're very close to our registration goal, and as we make our final marketing push, we need some help from you! And if you do help, you can win a $50 gift card from an eco-friendly online store :)

How it Works:

  • Successfully refer a friend/ fellow innovator to sign up for Climate Change-Makers & make sure they put your name in when the registration asks them where they heard about our hackathon.
  • If you already recruited some friends, that's also great! Make sure to…

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3 months ago

Hackathon Update: Hope You're Excited for Climate Change-Makers on the 26th!!

Hello Folks,

Congrats to joining our first-ever Climate Change-Makers Challenge!!   We cannot wait to get going next Friday & wanted to share some general updates, especially as many logistics have gotten finalized these last few days:
  • Prize Update: We're so excited to have up to CAD $4,500 in gift cards available as prizes, thanks to the wonderful people at Ocean Wise, an environmental non-profit promoting ocean stewardship, appreciation & understanding. These are valued from $400 to $1,000, and will include a choice of gift cards to eco-friendly online stores (e.g. here). Read more on the prize…

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