<code>/earth summit / hackathon

What and Why 

Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. The heart of Project Drawdown is the complex models created by research fellows around the world. We’re hosting a small hackathon/thinkathon to create accessible, free/libre/open source software versions of environmental models created by Project Drawdown. Our goal is to initiate a free software project (probably Python) that will take these models and create an open platform to allow research partners to easily collaborate and contribute, and decision makers to easily get the data they need.

When and Where

Sept. 5th, 6th, and 7th in San Francisco at the Internet Archive: (300 Funston Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118). If you’d like to call in for the Wednesday morning presentation portion (see agenda), please see use the following

NEW Link (as of 10:45a PST): https://zoom.us/j/9424560692

How to Join Us

Join our mailing list: https://lists.riseup.net/www/info/codeearth, introduce yourself, and ask questions. Let us know if you plan on joining us remotely or in person, what you hope to get out of the event, and what skills / abilities you have.

Directions / Parking Info


There is free 2hr parking right around the venue, but going over 2-3 blocks is supposed to have unrestricted parking, though they are purportedly much harder to find. Public transit has decent options. They will have bike storage if anyone needs it.

What to Bring / How to Prepare


The first morning will be focused on understanding the current model, goals, and context. Drawdown research scientists will be on hand to give an overview and answer questions. Agenda will be loose and adaptable the rest of the days. It’d be ideal to join Wed morning, but there should be Drawdown folks there throughout to get people up to speed as needed.

Wednesday, September 5th - 10am-6pm (or possibly later) ALL TIMES PST (UTC-7)

Morning: Explanation of Models by the Drawdown Environmental Scientists (10am-noon)

Afternoon: First testable win

Thursday, September 6th - 10am-6pm (or possibly later)

Friday, September 7th - 10am-6pm (or possibly later)

Video Coverage

We will be capturing video of various activities on Wednesday, September 5th, Thursday, September 6th and Friday, September 7th, including a quick turnaround of edited material for posting. Depending on timing of arrival from Los Angeles the Videographer/Producer may not be available to cover all activities on the first day. Please let us know at the event if you do not wish to be recorded.

Be excellent to each other

We’re dedicated to a positive, inclusive, harassment-free experience for everyone. We expect that attendees will treat others with respect, and consideration. Please read our code of conduct.