yale-nus, Singapore

h a c k 4 c l i m a t e

 

the event

Blockchain? Data Science?

Yale-NUS Data Science and Yale-NUS Blockchain Society presents Singapore’s first blockchain hakathon at a tertiary level. Partnered with Data-Driven Lab and Yale Openlab at the Tsai Centre for Innovative Thinking, we present a one day hackathon open to all Singapore enrolled students focused on the topic of climate and climate change.

Climate change has been called the “defining problem of the 21st century,” although global scientific analysis shows that governments are far off track to meeting goals to prevent its dangerous impacts. Hack 4 Climate will engage the greater Yale-NUS community to apply data science and technology to explore innovative solutions to our collective climate crisis.

 
 
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Schedule of Events

Workshops
& Networking

Hack 4 Climate will involve a series of training workshops and a full-day hackathon on Saturday, March 16.

Local Singaporean companies and start-ups working on distributed ledger technologies (e.g., blockchain) will be invited to demonstrate the technology, its wide social applications, and how these technologies can be adapted to creative climate solutions. The workshops will provide a “Blockchain 101” bootcamp with a focus on Solidity smart contract language, and a Software Engineering bootcamp. Students will then get the opportunity to participate in the Hack 4 Climate event that will involve 2 competition tracks: a Data Science track and a Blockchain track.

Look out for a pecha kucha on the Friday, 15th of March 2019.

 
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our last datathon’s winning team

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networking tea at yale-nus datathon 2018

 
 
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partnerships

Sponsors & Partners

 
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We are thankful our partners who are making this event possible.


 

YNC dean of students office

We would like to thank Petrina and Marilyn from the Dean of Students Office who has kindly guided us through this journey.

Data driven lab

Data-Driven Lab is an interdisciplinary and international group of researchers, scientists, programmers, and visual designers based at  Yale-NUS College, Singapore, and Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Data-Driven Lab uses innovative data analytics to distill signals from large-scale and unconventional datasets and develop policy solutions to contemporary environmental problems. 


Yale Open Innovation Lab

at the tsai centre of innovative thinking

The Yale Openlab produces and incubates open source disruptive projects that seek to address the most pressing big picture challenges.

The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (CITY)’s mission is to inspire and support students from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to seek innovative ways to address real-world problems. Launched in 2017, CITY serves students from across Yale’s campus through programs, funding, and mentorship. They seek to build a new kind of innovation center, one rooted in radical inclusivity: students from all backgrounds tackle issues like climate change and civic engagement, develop creative projects from documentary films to digital platforms, and launch high-growth ventures and movements.

 
 
 

 

Location

Yale-NUS College

 

The weekend’s activities will take place on the Yale-NUS College campus. The campus has won prestigious architectural awards as well as the Green Mark Platinum Award awarded by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) of Singapore. Eco-ponds, sky gardens, energy-efficient sensors and campus designs which maximise natural light are some of the green features to look out for when you come on campus.

 
 
 
 
 
 
There’s is one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent threat of climate change.
— Barack Obama
 
 
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