Hitting Climate Change Hard, Hack4Good Style

By Vyjayanthi Vadrevu

Rackspace is so excited, once again, to sponsor Geeklist’s Hack4Good this weekend. This time around, the Hack4Good hackathon will focus on projects and prototypes that address global climate change.

“As Rackers we’re all about treating other people well, like friends and family, and the environment we live in has a huge impact on people’s lives around the world, so our involvement is a part of helping each other out,” said Lucy Mendel, Rackspace Software Developer.

It is awesome to be able to partner with an organization that tackles two amazing desires in one: complex problem-solving and contributing to the greater good, and we would love for more developers to join.

From Abuja, Nigeria to San Francisco, Calif. to Baguio, Philippines, 3,000-plus planet-conscious hackers are expected to join forces this weekend to harness the power of technology to create solutions to help protect our planet from climate change at Geeklist’s Hack4Good 0.6 Global Climate Change Hackathon.

Technologists, designers, environmentalists, thought leaders and more will convene in over 40 cities to work on one of 15 global climate change challenges, which will be integrated for long term impact into partner non-government organizations and government organizations. The 15 challenges are: Public Awareness, Personal Impact, Digital Activism, Compelling Visualization, International Negotiations, Resilient Communities, Extreme Water Impacts, Intense Heat Impacts, Ecosystems and Nature, Collaboration, Consumer Behavior, Energy Production, Responsible Finance, Sustainable Business and Energy Efficiency and Reforestation.

As a Hack4Good sponsor, Rackspace is inviting developers to take advantage of $600 of free Rackspace cloud credits through the developer+ program.

“I am excited about Hack4Good because I have volunteered with 350.org and I think climate change is something that a lot of people are not fully aware of, but we need to take notice because it is affecting to our global brothers and sisters,” said Whitney Hofacker, a Racker at Geekdom San Francisco and participant in Hack4Good.

We hope you take notice, and participate in this awesome weekend of collaboration, care and climate change.

: Hitting Climate Change Hard, Hack4Good Style