HACKATHON

2021 HACKATHON

HACK YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

We know how much our community love projects and challenges, so we are incredibly excited to be working with Beazley to present the 2021 Hackathon Challenge, which was launched on Friday 10 September at Code Fest 2021 (Day Two).

This year, the focus is on something that needs attention from all of us – climate change – and in particular, how companies and their employees could reduce their carbon footprint.

We know our community come up with amazing concepts from these hackathons and we looking forward to seeing some great projects and responses!

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED, BUT WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES ON THE HACKATHON OUTCOMES!
Beazley Hackathon Hack Your Carbon Footprint
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED, BUT WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES ON THE HACKATHON OUTCOMES!

2021 HACKATHON

HACK YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

This Hackathon was launched at Code Fest 2021 with an introduction from Chris Illman, Head of Responsible Business from Beazley. This was then followed by a panel discussion with a mix of great panelists (who are also the Hackathon Judges) from Beazley, AccuRx, Emitwise and Canary Wharf Group.

We encourage you to watch the session via the link below!

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED, BUT WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES ON THE HACKATHON OUTCOMES!

PROJECT OPTIONS &

HACKATHON TIMINGS

As per the statement to you right, you have so many options as to how to respond to the exciting challenge statement. The key is to make sure you are not rebuilding something that already exists (did someone say research?!) and bring your unique perspective to build something innovative and exciting!

Below are key dates for the Hackathon timings:

Sunday 26th September: Applications Close 

Wednesday 6th October: Launch event with participants 

Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th October: Pitch/Presentation days for participants 

Wednesday 27th October: Code First Girls announces the three finalist teams 

Wednesday 3rd November: Live pitch event with finalists and winners announced!

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED, BUT WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES ON THE HACKATHON OUTCOMES!
Project options

HACKATHON

QUICK Q&A

HOW BIG WILL THE TEAMS BE?

All teams will consist of 4-6 participants, all with different coding experiences and knowledge.

HOW DO I BECOME A TEAM LEAD?

There is an opportunity to show interest in becoming a team leader in the application form!

WILL THERE BE ANY MENTORING?

Yes! All teams will be paired with mentors to check in weekly on the project.

WHAT EXPERIENCE DO I NEED?

Basic coding knowledge is totally fine, all teams will have a mix of different coding languages, knowledge, and experience levels.

WHAT WILL THE JUDGES BE LOOKING FOR?

Great question! Beazley will be hosting a Carbon Footprint MOOC on October 1st where they will discuss what they will be looking for from the teams. All participants and the community will be invited to join the MOOC.