Floods, fires, tornadoes, storms, water wars, droughts and epidemics. Climate change is happening and it is creating wicked problems about the earth. Join Coalition of the Willing this weekend at the Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon in Silicon Valley, CA, as we take steps toward building an online system to enable globalized responses to these problems.

In the course of the weekend, we hope to hack together the basic structure of the Catalyst Network described in the film.

Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) is a joint initiative between Microsoft, Google, Yahoo!, NASA, and the World Bank. RHoK hackathons focus on creating open source solutions that impact on disaster response, risk reduction and recovery. RHoK-3, which is taking place at various location around the world, has a special focus on climate disaster solutions. We figure that this is the perfect environment to start working on the Coalition Catalyst.

The Silicon Valley hackathon will take place on the Google Campus, Mountain View, on Saturday, June 4th and Sunday June 5th, 2011. Coalition member Mark Junkunc will be on the ground leading the work effort. If you have questions about the event, please contact Mark or one other of the ‘owners’ on the CotW page on the RHoK site.

By coalitionblog.org