Climate Data Hackathon

Climate Data Hackathon:

Disruptions to Global Food Supply

Join us at The Collider’s first Climate Data Hackathon where you’ll have the opportunity to use climate data to dive into climate-related disruptions to our global food supply. Understanding climate risks and vulnerabilities through the use of data allows communities, organizations, and businesses to better plan and adapt.

This year’s theme: Climate-Related Disruptions to Global Food Supply

Hackathon Details

  • DateOctober 21, 2018
  • Time: 9am – 4:30pm
  • Location: Asheville, North Carolina
  • Cost: $15
  • Who Should Attend: Data enthusiasts of all skill levels

Additional details coming soon.


Did you know Asheville is home to the world’s largest collection of climate data? Over 25 petabytes (one petabyte is more than enough to store the DNA of the entire US population)! At this hackathon you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with climate data with the help of local data scientists.


Meeting people is at least half the fun. Not only will you have a chance to tech talk with peers, but you’ll also meet and mingle with leaders and innovators in the climate data, tech, and science space.


The issues you’ll be working on will be delivered by actual food and beverage companies who are seeking help in solving their climate change-related challenges. That could be problems like drought affecting crop productivity or severe weather interrupting supply routes. Whatever it is, you’ll have the chance to build technology solutions that could have an immediate impact.

Photos courtesy of Jesse Roberts