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PyData Harare Hosting Natural Disaster Solutions Hackathon

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Cyclone Idai came and went but the destruction left in its trail is quite devastating. With this in mind, PyData is partnering with Impact Hub to host a hackathon focused on creating an early warning system for natural disasters.

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The hackathon-description from Data Science Zimbabwe explains why they feel this is something they need to do:

The Eastern Highlands were recently devastated by Cyclone Idai, a tropical storm, that resulted in flooding, rock slides and affected the habitants, causing costly damage and loss of irreplaceable lives.

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An Early Warning System could be impactful in reducing the effect on people of future storms or flooding. Innovate a system, in one of the 2 tracks, HACKER (language-agnostic development solution) or DESIGN (conceptual solution) and help lessen the impact of natural disasters.

The hackathon will be hosted at Impact Hub on 30 March from 0900-1500.

Register for the Hackathon here. (Registration is already open)


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