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U of T Climate Impacts Hackathon

March 15 - March 17

UofT Climate Impacts Hackathon

Climate Positive Energy in collaboration with Climate Science and Engineering and the Cosmic Future Initiative is inviting you to participate in their first climate Hackathon.

If you are interested in learning how global climate model output is used to quantify regional-scale climate change impacts, this hackathon is for you! This hackathon will use the University of Toronto Downscaling Workflow framework (https://utcdw.physics.utoronto.ca), which is a Jupyter-book based learning resource and workflow visualizer, to tackle realistic problems related to climate change.  You will:

  • Learn about climate downscaling and use it to solve real-world problems.
  • Engage in collaborative problem-solving.
  • Compete with other teams for the chance to win exciting prizes.
  • Network with colleagues and experts.
  • Enjoy complimentary meals and snacks.

The rough event schedule is as follows:

  • Friday March 15th: Introductory panel, networking, and presentation of the Hackathon challenges in the afternoon. Initial work session in the evening. Dinner provided.
  • March 16th (morning to evening): Work sessions. Meals provided.
  • March 17th: Final work session in the morning. Showcase, judging, awards and conclusion in the afternoon. Coffee and lunch provided.

You will be informed of your status as a participant in the Hackathon by February 28. As a participant, you will be placed on teams with a balance of interest, skill sets, and educational/professional backgrounds. No background in climate analysis or programming is required or assumed, but as a participant you will be expected to undertake recommended background preparation (about two hours worth) so you can hit the ground running on Friday March 15!

Space is limited, so we can’t guarantee that all registrants will be able to participate in this Hackathon. As a University of Toronto sponsored event, priority will be given to UofT students, but we welcome and will try to include registrants from outside the UofT community. We also plan to find ways for everyone to engage through online participation on March 15 and 17, and your registration will help us gauge future demand for this kind of opportunity and more in-depth training in future efforts.

Please note final event details subject to change.


March 15
March 17


University of Toronto, St. George campus