Climate Code 2021 — Vancouver’s largest high school hackathon — hosted by XdHacks Mini took place virtually on August 6–8, 2021. …


Planete Greenleaves Cofounders Mohammad Mortezazadeh Dorostkar and Ali Katal

Ali Katal and Mohammad Mortezazadeh are research associates at the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering of Concordia University. They are also the co-founders of Planete Greenleaves.

Earth Hacks’ Camille Minns: Tell us a bit about yourself and how you two came to work together.

Ali and Mohammad: We’ve…


Alyssa Beth Luna is a Computer Science student at the University of the District of Columbia, and a summer 2021 intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. …


Hack the Earth — Canada’s largest environmental hackathon — came back virtually for a second year on June 4–6, 2021. With a big focus on sustainability, 300+ college and high school students from around the world teamed up to create technological projects focusing on environmental issues. The 3-day event was…


CivHacks was a virtual hackathon hosted by the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) at the University of California, Berkeley, that took place on the weekend of April 23–25. In the span of 36 hours, participants had the opportunity to create new applications, websites, or software projects. …


Note: This blog post by Sophia Atwell, public relations coordinator at Engineers for a Sustainable World. Earth Hacks hosted a mini hackathon at their recent conference, ESWCON21, and this blog originally appeared on ESW’s website. It is re-posted here with the author’s permission.

We wrapped up ESWcon21 last month, and…


Cypher is The College of William & Mary’s chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery’s Annual Hackathon. This was Cypher’s sixth year holding an event, and it was hosted entirely online due to COVID restrictions. However, as with many online hackathons, it allowed for more participants outside of the Williamsburg…


Cal Civic Hacks’ 2021 Ideathon was a 3-day (March 12–15, 2021) virtual event focused on building a cross-functional community of technologists, urban planners, and policy experts. The organizers recognized that there was an opportunity to break down existing silos between facilities at Berkeley and bring together like-minded people with diverse…


The Urban Infrastructure Hackathon was a 1-day virtual event hosted by the University of Rochester’s Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) chapter that not only focused on improving Rochester’s infrastructure, but also aimed at addressing the current urban infrastructure issues that the City has long been facing.

There were three…


Note: This blog post by Goran Vuksic, one of the lead organizers of Hack the Climate — an event which Earth Hacks supported as a partner — originally appeared on Stratiteq’s blog. It is re-posted here with the author’s permission.

Climate Hackathon was a great success, with a lot of…

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