A hackathon or a datathon is an idea/invention marathon or an innovation accelerator. It is not so much about hacking as it is about coming up with innovative solutions to a specific challenge or topic, in this case the environmental threat. Participants compete in teams of 2-5 and develop ideas or a technological solutions from scratch. The final product can be anything from an idea, website, app or a device. Let the imagination run free!
The Datathon for the environment focuses on solutions relating to environmental issues that we are facing in this day and age, and participants are asked to use public data to “hack” the issue. Participants will compete in teams developing a solution that fits all of the requirements in one of three categories.