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With the Earth Day Network and the Earth Challenge 2020 initiative
Amazon and Huge are bringing the 'Change for Good' Hackathon to Cannes 2019 and, working with Earth Day Network and the Earth Challenge 2020 global citizen science initiative, we will bring together creatives and technologists from across the globe to tackle the world's most pressing environmental issues including: air quality, water quality, biodiversity, pollution and human health.
Six selected teams will be challenged with ideating and creating technical solutions and complementary creative campaigns, that mobilize global citizens to contribute to, understand, share and act on data, to tackle some of the world's most pressing environment challengers through citizen science. These solutions will use technology applications, potentially ranging from mobile apps, to low-cost sensors or other accessible hardware. Solutions may focus on one or more of six Earth Challenge 2020 research questions, including:
Teams will be supported by Amazon technologists, citizen scientists, engineers, global influencers and creatives from Huge. A judging panel composed of data scientists, non-profit environmental organizations, and influential creatives in the industry will help select the winners.
The Change for Good Hackathon will be held at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity from 17 - 21 June. Winners will be recognised in Cannes Lions promotions and honored on the Main Stage on the final day of the Festival.
We suggest that teams prepare their ideas in advance, but all pitches and solution POCs (proof of concepts) must be built on-the-ground during the Campaign and Hackathon Challenge. The campaign for the winning idea/Team must launch by September 30, 2019, with the explicit collaboration and approval of EDN, and is required to utilize both Amazon Alexa and AWS technologies (inclusive of some combination of S3, Amazon ML, AWS IoT, and/or AWS AR/VR). We also encourage all teams to incorporate Amazon Pay into their solutions and Alexa Skills, however, only the winning team will be required and able to leverage the technology to solicit donations for Earth Day Network.
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