Codeathon 2018 Application

Codeathon 2018 Application

The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI), and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery will co-host the Clinton Foundation Codeathon, a two-day event in advance of the CGI U annual meeting at the University of Chicago.

The Codeathon, taking place in Chicago on Thursday, October 18 – Friday, October 19, 2018, will bring together undergraduate and graduate student designers from across academic disciplines to generate innovative applications to address a pressing global issue. This year’s prompt asks students to create a digital prototype to help affected community members following natural disasters with immediate response and recovery efforts and/or find longer-term resiliency solutions.

The event will kick-off on the morning of Thursday, October 18 with introductions and registration. Students will be assigned to teams and will begin brainstorming their ideas with the help of CCI and CGI staff and Codeathon Mentors. By the afternoon of Friday, October 19, teams will present their ideas to a panel of expert judges working in the fields of climate change, technology, and social innovation. The winning team will be featured on-stage on Saturday, October 20 at the CGI U annual meeting.

Apply today! The deadline to apply for this exciting opportunity is Friday, August 17.

Please note, you must be enrolled in an institution of higher learning at the time you apply or at the time of the Codeathon to be eligible for this opportunity. Students must be 18 years or older at the time of the event.