Since the Australia fires started, more than a half billion animals have lost their home and 17.9 million acres (7.3 million hectares) burned. In response, the tech community in Tel-Aviv embarked on an all night hackathon last night to try and help.
First off, thank you to the participants from SAP, Google, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco, Microsoft, monday.com, eBay, Verizon and more for coming out and staying up all night to help contribute to the situation in Australia!
Second, also in participation were a few members from the ClimaCell team, including:
- Tzach Klo
- Itamar Biton
- Omer Tunis
- Yossi Melamed
- Yossi Shmueli
- Igor Davydkin
- Omer Saraf
- Ayala Rudoy
The goal of the hackathon was to build something that would help people in Australia deal with the fires and the aftermath of the fires, so the team got started working…
After working through the night, by the time the sun came up the ClimaCell team won first place!
In just one night the team built AirKoalaty, a way for people to understand the air quality in their local area and understand the best time of day for them to do their favorite activities like play tennis or go to the beach.
Here’s how it works:
1. Start by selecting your age 🙂
2. Then, choose your favorite activity or whichever one you’re curious about:
3. You’ll then be able to see which times of the day are best given the current air quality for you to do that activity.
Finally, we’d love for people to donate anything they can to further help the recovery efforts!
Thank you again to all the participants of the hackathon!