Israeli innovators brainstorm solutions for Australia bushfires

0
18
StandWithAus Hackathon contestants
StandWithAus Hackathon contestants conjure up ideas to help mitigate the effects of the Australian bushfires. Photo by Tal Raviv

The bushfires raging through Australia could soon receive aid from Israel in the most Israeli way possible – the coming together of minds of the startup nation.

Last Thursday, some 150 Israeli developers and activists gathered in Tel Aviv for an all-night hackathon aimed at relieving the dire situation in Australia.

Called #StandWithAus, the event saw 17 projects materialize by early Friday morning, each meant to ease the crisis in the fire-torn country.

First place went to the AirKoalaty initiative devised by forecast startup ClimaCell. Based on ClimaCell’s forecast technology, the project would allow Australians to make an informed choice whether to step outside their homes or wait until the air pollution dies down. This could aid people with respiratory diseases, as well as the general population.

To continue reading the original article click here.

By Naama Barak for Israel21c

To read or download the full March issue PDF of the Chronicle, click here

To read the Editor’s column for March, click here

To read the most read article of the February issue, click here

Portal to the Jewish Community: to see a list of all the Jewish organisations in Cape Town with links to their websites, click here

Latest posts by Digital Coordinator (see all)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here