Wednesday, May 28, 2014

PH Eyes for World Hack-a-Thon Record

The Philippines will initiate the first official world record attempt for the longest hack-a-thon event with the staging of Hack the Climate on June 6-8 at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in Manila City.

The coding marathon aims to devise apps by NGO's and government organizations for responding to the climate change.

A group of five ethical hackers, either an all-student group, an all-professional group, or a mix of students and pros can join.

The registration fee for the professionals is PHP350, while the students who will register will pay PHP250. Interested participants can register here:

The winning group will receive US$800 (about PHP34,000), two Apple Macbook Pro computers, Dell 10" Netbooks, three Apple iPods, and five Windows Phones.

According to Jacob Scheer, one of the organizers of the event, the event was inspired when he met with a college friend about how they can help solve the problems of climate change.

Elaine Cedillo, another co-organizer, aims at a 56-hour hack-a-thon, better than the previous Philippine record of 54 hours.

This event is presented by Princeton University Pace Center for Civic Engagement, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, Rappler's Move.PH, Smart DevNet, GreenPeace, Redraw the Line, The Climate Reality Project, and IdeaSpace PH.

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