In commemoration of Typhoon Haiyan’s 3rd
anniversary,
Hack the Climate stages its first ever Clean
Technology Hackathon and Training
in Palo, Leyte and Tacloban City. 

It is part of the 8th NICP ICT Summit 2016, in partnership with the
National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), DOST Region 8, Philippine
Science High School – Eastern Visayas Campus, Seed4com, Move.ph, Millenia
Suites, ThinkLab and Unionbank of the Philippines.

Hack the Climate is a climate change
themed Hackathon that is born out of the desire of two Princeton University
College Students, Michael Lanchanski and Jacob Scheer to help the
Philippines in their battle for climate change through Technology and
Innovation. Hand in hand with their Filipino
counterparts, Elaine Cedillo, Diego Jose Ramos and Rizzel Jill Dy, they launched Hack the
Climate in June 2013.

Hack
the Climate in Leyte is our 5th since we started and we hope that we
can bring this project across the country,
” said Elaine Cedillo, the lead
project coordinator for this leg.  
 

Hack the Climate is more than just a
hackathon, it is our advocacy. Educating the students and young professionals
about the adverse effects of climate change while challenging the developers to
create a solution for climate change adaptation or mitigation, and through that,
the participants are empowered to do something to help our environment,”
she
added.

THE
CLEAN TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS AND THE HACKATHON

This year’s Hackathon is dubbed as
“Hack the Climate Cleantech-Loban”. It will be a three-part event: FIRST is the
 launching of a solar e-Learning facility for Alternative Learning
System; SECOND is a Solar Night Lamp Assembly livelihood training program for the
out-of-the school youth and partner NGO’s; THIRD is a conference – hackathon about
Climate Change Mitigation and CleanTech
.

The hackathon, a coding marathon, happening on November 9-10, 2016 at Philippine Science High School in Palo, Leyte, involves a specific theme where participants will be creating web or mobile applications, or hardware solutions. 

The conference happening simultaneously with the hackathon features speakers to educate and enlighten the audience to what is happening with our environment and how it affects each and every one of us, and different technologies which can be used to help in creating solutions.


CLEANTECH BENEFICIARIES

Philippine Toy Library located at Palo
District 1, Barugo Leyte with more than 100 learners and at Pambujan, Samar
with more than 90 learners will be the beneficiaries of an e-Learning set-up
consisting of laptops from Huawei Philippines powered by solar panels which
will be donated by Unionbank of the Philippines through their Go Beyond
CSR. The Solar Night Lamp that will be
produced during the training will be donated to a fishing community in and
around Tacloban.


Clean
Techloban is supported by the Ramos Peace and Development Foundation, Inc. and
the OML Center for Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management
Foundation, Inc. and organized by Redwizard Events Management. 

For more
information you may log on to: 
http://hacktheclimate.com/  

or like their
facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/HackTheClimate