Climate

GitHub projects focused on climate change

In the past years I always took part at the Hacktoberfest organized by GitHub and DigitalOcean. The rules are simple, do four (I think in the past it was five) pull-requests to any public projects on GitHub and you’ll receive a free t-shirt and some stickers.

This year however, I lack the time to take part too and because I wore the last t-shirts not often enough, I don’t need another one that’s shipping around the world just to use up more space in my closet.

I took a look at the website though, to see what projects are featured there. I was amazed when I saw a section with projects focused on climate change.

There’s also a “topic” on GitHub featuring more projects. Definitely worth taking a look. And if you need a t-shirt and have some time left, maybe contribute to those projects.

One of the projects is the app “Sh**t! I Smoke”. Although I don’t smoke it seems like I’m a passive smoker by just breathing.

Global Climate Strike

Today was Global Climate Strike. I wasn’t able to attend the strike in my city personally, because I wasn’t able to not go to work today and had a long train travel this afternoon and evening. But I would like to thank everybody engaging to fight for a future worth to life! Without drastic changes in politics and economics, the future might be not so bright. I really hope politicians finally realize that they need to act now.

Remote work, why not remote conferences too?

Climate change is reaching the media more and more, every day we hear more stories about the bad things caused by climate change and also the youth protests “Fridays for Future” are very popular (at least here in Germany and Europe). That is one side to it. On the other hand, I read on Twitter almost every day about conferences and developers all over the world who fly there just to listen to some presentations or give some themselves.