Carbon Co-op’s DECC 2050 Calculator Hackday

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Carbon Co-op’s DECC 2050 Calculator Hackday

Title: Carbon Co-op’s DECC 2050 Calculator Hackday
Location: MadLab
Date: 28-11-2013
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 17:00

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Carbon Co-op, OpenEnergyMonitor and URBED are organising a Hackday in Manchester for the DECC 2050 Calculator and inviting programmers, policy makers, academics and campaigners to attend.

To book please visit the Meetup page.

DECC’s 2050 Calculator is a new tool to assist the general public and civic society in assessing how the UK can meet its 2050 carbon emission obligations whilst keeping the lights on. The tool is open source with source code available here.

After a DECC event held in September in Manchester to showcase the tool, a number of people expressed an interest in hacking the tool in order to test the ambitions of demand reduction and renewable generation.

We are organising a one day HackDay at MadLab in Manchester to expand, develop and test the tool with these applications in mind:

  • to test the ambitions of the calculator, test some of the policy assumptions, play around with it
  • to explore some of future possibilities for using the calculator to benchmark performance, create a Greater Manchester tool and influence policy.

The day is a hacklab, unstructured without formal agenda, come with what you expect to find.

Who should attend:

  • Programmers with experience of Excel spreadsheets, PHP, MySQL etc.
  • Policy makers with an interest in low carbon development (housing, transport, food, energy etc)
  • Campaigners with an interest in climate change (housing, transport, food, energy etc)
  • Academics with an an interest in low carbon development (housing, transport, food, energy etc)

Representatives from DECC’s 2050 team will be present.

To book please visit the Meetup page.

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