Saturday, September 13, 2014

How Big Is the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'? Science vs. Myth |

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Original version is Image:Oceanic gyres.png. The north pacific gyre is highlighted. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How Big Is the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'? Science vs. Myth |

Subject: Global #hack4good against climate change

Geeklist #hack4good is an international, multi-city hackathon movement that has taken the world by storm and set the bar for bringing together software engineers, hackers, ui/ux designers, product developers, founders, leaders, thinkers, and civic minded organizations together to “hack” together for social good.

This 12-14 September, over 3,000 developers will unite in venues in 40+ cities around the world and online to hack against climate change.

Collaborating intensively with leading NGOs, government and UN experts, scientists, businesses, teams will hack for 48 hours to build projects addressing challenges posed on three broad themes - Climate Awareness, Climate Adaptation and Climate Action.

We’re using technology to unite humanity towards a positive and sustainable future, and we'll be showcasing the most promising projects in New York alongside the UN Climate Summit.

With participants already signed up in over 100 cities around the world, we believe this is the world's biggest gathering of technology specialists, software developers and people who can build and launch products quickly that has ever come together to address climate change.

We’re looking for motivated volunteers who share our vision of combating climate change through technological solutions. Programming experience isn’t required to help out. There’s a lot of work to be done in the lead up to the event, and on the weekend itself, so we greatly appreciate any support you can give. Even if you are personally unable to help out, if you know someone else who might be interested, please pass on this message to them.

If you are interested, I would be happy to connect over the next couple days to talk about volunteering for this amazing event!

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