Nodes are local organizations, anywhere in the world, that host a Collabathon instance at their own venue. We can also see them as clusters of participants bound together by physical proximity, forming strong interpersonal relations. Currently, Collabathon nodes are:
We encourage participants from other parts of the world to host a collabathon instance in their location.
What do I have to think about?
Nodes can host meetups and hackathons (typically 5-10 participants) or organize a larger event (50+ participants). You can host it for a couple of hours, days or have several meetings to work together. That is totally up to you - we appreciate your motivation to get people engaged! Here are a couple of things to think about:
Wait for your application to be reviewed and for a call from a co-organizer.
Due to the widespread effects of COVID-19 and social distancing, this year's Earth Day Celebration will take place digitally. Join the Collabathon and observe last year's teams present their projects and continue them and listen to renowned experts discuss their research of global warming.
(4/22/20) - Earth Day Celebration
(05/20) - Summer sprint
(11/20) - Collabathon
Think about all possible student and expert communities that you can reach out to (software & blockchain developers, designers, climate policy & science experts, team leaders and business gurus)
Think about platforms, newsletters, associations, startup communities, research organizations etc. that might have the right audience
Communicate your node on social media channels (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram etc.), dev communities (reddit, dev.to etc), meetup communities (meetup.com) etc
Use our email blurbs and marketing material to speed up communication
Always include link to our website for participants to register
If you have any ideas, reach out to organizations, institutes, companies/start ups in your area to send mentors and experts to your node or participate as technical partner
You can also think about prompt hosts to partner with at your node
Book a room/venue and be sure about the capacity for participants
Be sure you have a working wifi and IT equipment that might be needed (projector, extra screens, speakers, microphones etc.)
Participants always appreciate some snacks and drinks to keep them going
Have a nice hackathon playlist ready to zone in
You can think about satellite events, such as 30 min - 1 hr bootcamps on relevant topics that you can record and share with the global community