‌We’re excited to announce that we are hosting a Geothermal Hackathon! The event will take place on the 6, 7 and 8th of September 2022 in Newcastle at the Catalyst. This event is made possible with the partnership of Net-Zero Research Network at Durham University. 

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There will be 3 days of social coding, with a theme of geothermal energy and the subsurface. You can interpret this theme however you like — algorithms, data, visualizations, web apps. The hackathon will truly be your geothermal oyster! We’re hoping to bring people together to identify pressing problems and sources of open data and explore solutions to difficult problems. We envision the event will be a space where people can build meaningful and long-lasting connections that enable future collaborators, planting the seeds for new research, startups, and other opportunities.

Following Agile’s model for previous Hackathons, we are not going to be prescriptive on how the hackathon will unfold. Instead, we want the participants to actively shape the hackathon and identify the problems or challenges to address and al the creative solutions. The 3 days will include dedicated time on the first day for everyone to meet, discuss common interests (and challenges) and seed initial ideas and collaborations.  

There is no fee to participate in the hackathon! For the hackathon to be a success will require that participants can commit to participate for the full 3 days. As places are limited, we kindly ask that, if you've registered for the event but can no longer make it, you let us know so that we can ensure that we make the place available to someone else.

Most importantly the event will be fun! We plan on bringing you some of the best Newcastle food to sustain our coding as well as sustainable merch to remember the event by (no flimsy throwaway items!) Our caterers include Pink Lane Bakery, Chuchos Mexican and Whitley Bay Pizza Co. 

The whole event will be enabled by Matt Hall at Agile Scientific, whose invaluable expertise in running hackathons will support us in numerous ways- from getting everyone started, making code contributions and helping shape ideas. If you’re not sure this is for you, it’s worth keeping in mind there's always plenty of other ways to participate besides code. You can provide scientific consultation, test software, find data, make presentation material... There’s something for everyone!

This is not a competitive event, there are no prizes. Instead, we will have good people, good food and good merch! 

Registration for the event is here.

Hotels near the venue found here.