Join us for a 24 hour hackathon to solve the world's energy, resources, legal, and political challenges!
Calling all scientists, software engineers, policy makers, designers, and entrepreneurs: please join us for the 4th annual BERC Cleanweb Hackathon! The election results will be in and our uncertain future requires some brave new hacks. Teams are challenged to create new ideas in the energy, resources, legal, and political sectors. Food and beverages will be provided by BERC.
To be hosted at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), a new amazing collaborative working space located in the beautiful Doe Library on UC Berkeley's campus. We will be at BIDS from Friday 5-9pm, and Saturday 9am-5pm. Saturday evening will be held at Blum Center B100, just a short walk north of the library.
We have room for participation from 40 UC Berkeley students or LBL staff, and 20 Bay Area participants.
What makes this hackathon different?
- Software beyond the startup: the goal is to solve problems with ideas that might not fit into a venture capital pitch (and if they do both, all the better!)
- People beyond the programmer: we are looking for technologists, policy experts, designers, and social scientists to join (or also be) software hackers.
Check out the Hackathon Challenge Document! link
Idea list from team formation session link
Opening Presentation link
Friday : 5pm-6pm: Welcome and networking (food and beverages provided)
6pm-6:30pm: Hackathon kickoff presentation (rules, prizes, inspiration)
6:30-7:30pm: Ideation and team formation
7:30-9pm: Initial hacking until 9pm - You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here
Saturday: 9am-5pm: Hacking (breakfast and lunch provided)
11am-12pm: Mentor Office Hours
6pm-9pm (Blum Center): Presentations, judging, and awards
$2,500 in prizes
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
Team Size: Minimum of 2. Recommended Max of 5.
Teams larger than 5 are allowed but will incur a penalty during the judging phase. From experience, we also find that teams larger than 5 tend to struggle with productivity and organization!
You can submit between 5pm and 5:30 pm on Saturday.
- A team name
- A team icon, image, or logo
- Upload the proposal onto DevPost between 5:00 - 5:30 PM on Saturday
- Deliver a 4 minute pitch to judges with 2 min Q&A time
How to enter
Please sign-up at Eventbrite.
Clean Energy Leadership Institute
Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Must make a positive impact on an energy, resource, legal, or political issue. Describe your impact, and quantify potential impact, if possible.
How original and creative is your project?
How much code were you able to write in support of your project? What types of tools did you employ?
Follow Up Plan
Have you thought about next steps if you were to continue this project?