Cleanweb March: Adapting to Climate Change

In light of the recent flooding, this month we're talking about how Internet technology can help us adapt to climate change and build a more resilient society. 

Huge thanks to our friends Carbon Culture for ponying up for the refreshments on the night  - cheers!

6:45  Doors open

7:00   Welcome & Community announcements

7:20  Wendy Yuen  & Sion Elis Williams - Friends of the Earth - Open sourcing Friends of the Earth’s mapping tool to tackle environmental challenges

7:40 David Gilford - Director of Clean Technology & Energy for the New York City Economic Development CorporationData and innovation for resilience: the New York City perspective (Remote talk and Q&A)

8:00 Break for refreshments, networking, and chat.

8:15 Ben Ward - Oxford Flood Network/Love Hz - making a citizen-built flood detection network in Oxford

8:35 Zubair Khan - RapidFTR - a mobile application that helps aid workers collect, sort and share information about children in emergency situations.

9:00 To the pub

There's a table booked for "cleanweb" nearby at the Electricity Showroom pub, 5 minutes from the venue - 

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  • Woon

    Anyone interested in helping out or find out more about - a podcast dedicated to the cleanweb movement, I'll be keen to hear from you. If you or your organisation is working in the cleanweb space and would like to be a guest on the show at some point, do let me know. If you are a member of this meetup and would like listen to such a podcast, I'll be keen to talk to you too. See you at the event.

    1 · March 23, 2014

    • Steve H.

      Hi Woon. I'd love to listen/watch the podcast. Is it going to be videos or just audio?

      March 24, 2014

    • Woon

      Yes Steve. It will be both video - youtube and audio - itunes and other podcast directories.

      March 30, 2014

  • Steve H.

    Great meetup. If anyone is interested in working with Friends Of The Earth on the open source version of their mapping tool that they presented at the meeting then please join the Climate Change Coders meetup at and apply to join the Google Group at!forum/cccoders-and-friends-of-the-earth-mapping-project where we will be discussing just this project. When we meet to launch the project at FotE offices in London (date tbc by prob in April or May) we'll all be installing and trying out the code on our laptops and discussing the next stages of it's development.

    1 · March 28, 2014

    • Andy L.

      You read my mind! Thanks Steve!

      March 28, 2014

  • Gavin S.

    This was my first meetup and it was a highly positive experience. Nice relaxed atmosphere, good speakers and tangible commitment from the attendees to solve some challenges together. Thanks people.

    2 · March 25, 2014

    • Candy S.

      Great to have you there and for the feedback. Look forward to seeing you at others!

      1 · March 26, 2014

  • Dan C.

    Good to meet everyone at my first Cleanweb! Great movement! Geeklist's next global hackathon will be hacking against climate change - 12-14 Sep 2014 (in the run up to the UN Climate Summit).

    We'll be uniting the world's top developers, designers and product builders in 30+ cities globally.

    Would be thrilled to have any of you involved - more info at or contact me @dancunningham on Twitter

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Jody

    Really good !

    1 · March 25, 2014

  • Hermione T.

    Another interesting evening - thanks all.

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Adrian

    sorry, I'll be late, eta 8.30. Catch up then

    March 18, 2014

  • rohanverma85

    looks very interesting! what all will you cover under cleanweb ideas related to mapping?

    January 22, 2014

    • Jason N.

      Hi Rohan, we haven't confirmed speakers yet but some likely topics are pollution mapping, energy usage geo-visualization and carbon emissions mapping. If you have thoughts on topics or speakers do let us know!

      January 23, 2014

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