Jun 18 – 27, 2021
Europe/Zurich timezone

Welcome to the 2021 CERN Eco-Actions Club Environmental Hackathon!

This is a virtual event where teams use their technical skills to brainstorm and realize solutions to environmental problems. Programming skills are useful, but not required. All are welcome to participate! All participants are asked to register at the link below. Cost of this event is free.

Presentation: Introduction & Information: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mQi1RaJGgD-I69J_ENxOmW2985BVOE9r32tjdKa5ak8/edit?usp=sharing

Mattermost channel: https://mattermost.web.cern.ch/signup_user_complete/?id=3tiqjoearpyj8b1er9hnsfqzbw

ZOOM room: https://cern.zoom.us/j/65599893422?pwd=dVIwU3oxSHd0VDNZWE5XdzVUMEpWdz09

Topic: Accelerating CERN’s Circular Economy
Create open source apps, platforms, objects, or communication tools that promote reusability and waste reduction and associated skills in the CERN/Geneva community. 

This is a 3 day event taking place over 2 weekends:

  • Friday, June 18 (18:00-20:00 CET): Introduction & Brainstorming Session - Participants discuss and propose projects and form teams 
  • Saturday, June 26 (10:00-17:00 CET) - Sunday June 27 (10:00-18:00 CET): Hackathon Weekend - Teams develop and present their project prototypes

Here's How it Works:

  • On Friday a week before the hackathon weekend, participants gather on zoom to brainstorm projects together and form teams. If you have an idea for a project already, you can propose it here.
  • On Saturday and Sunday, teams must prepare a prototype of their project and presentation outlining their project idea. 
  • On Sunday evening, all teams present their project prototypes. All participants vote on their favorite projects. Projects that receive the most votes will become a subgroup of the Eco Actions Club. Other prizes will be awarded based on creativity, completeness, and impact. 


  • I have never programmed before. Can I still participate?


  • Do I have to be a CERN user to participate?

No. All are welcome! 

  • I can't be present for the whole event. Can I still participate?

Yes, just be sure to discuss this with your team. 

  • How many people can be on a team?

A "team" is 1-8 people. If you want to work alone, feel free!

  • I have an idea for a project that is not based on the main topic. Can I work on it anyway?

Yes, if you have an idea focused on sustainability and the environment you are still welcome to pursue it. 

  • Do all projects need to be code-based?

No, your project can be based on whatever you like. However, if you need to meet in person to build your prototype you need to work that out with your team.

  • I have a friend I would like on my team. How do I ensure this?

Please indicate their names on the registration form and be sure they sign up.

There is an open survey.