Open Climate Collabathon

Part of the Climate Chain Coalition community

Nov. 15th to Dec. 2nd

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Info about the Collabathon

Opening presentation

A global event and a first attempt to gather collective intelligence around a common climate accounting and action mechanism solution. An open source effort to leverage emerging digital technologies, (...) to develop the platform's core infrastructure and integrated platforms and apps, by (...) creating community or onboarding partners. Teams will work on their prompts in a decentralized sprint.

Sensorica's involvement

Open working doc

We contribute on three parallel channels

  1. Proposed challenges / prompts
    1. Open Innovation - design of an effective collabathon - or other forms of highly scalable, global collaboration event/process. Design elements for a platform that facilitates stigmergic coordination mechanisms among many individuals collaborating across a complex ecosystem of open innovation initiatives. Prompt hosts: Tibi and Tim
    2. Carbon sequestration - biochar from pyrolysis in mitigating carbon in industrial, agricultural and other processes, along with supporting analyses with respect to the risks, scale of the potential carbon mitigation, barriers to commercialization, innovations to address the barriers, marketing campaigns or other communications that inform and motivate constructive developments in this direction. Prompt host: Bruce
  2. Convene a node at Sensorica Montreal Lab on the second weekend of the collabathon - Nov. 23rd (and 24th to finish follow-up?). Node host: Tibi
    1. Focus on themes of curation and facilitation of the collabaton (kind of a meta-prompt specific to the Sensorica Lab Node) - learn about the teams, their values and aspirations, identify and inspire potential remixes and alignments in an effort to enhance and expand the value being produced.
  3. From now through the completion of the collabathon, offer to assist Martin’s team in any way helpful to preparing for and operating the collabathon and associated follow-up processes.
    1. Developing and editing content for the collabathon site
    2. Providing operational support to the event/process
    3. Assisting in the capture of stories/documentation emerging from the event/processes for the purpose of subsequent analysis and media/communications.

General information to better manage a prompt

Official launch is this Friday Nov 15. afternoon (Eastern Standard Time).

Documentation: GitBook

The Collabathon GitBook acts as a general documentation and manual for all participants and partners. If you’ve been using a google doc to compile the prompt, you may still use it as long as you update the GitBook, which is what participants will see.

You can add yourself as a writer on GitBook, you will find the link to join and contribute in the ‘Welcome’ section on the side navigation. You can find general information about being a prompt host here.

Communication and coordination: Discord

The event has a specific Discord server to manage all communications (similar to Slack).

Sign up to Discord if you haven’t done so yet:

You will find that we created a specific channel for each one of the prompts. This is a channel for participants to contact you, ask questions and create a dynamic environment around each prompt. Find you channel on Discord and maybe give an intro of yourself for participants to eventually spot you.

Project management: CoMakery

CoMakery is a platform specific for team assembly and co-development of shared projects; ideal for this event. The CoMakery team has setup the Collabathon environment and loaded prompts into specific pages. See here.

‘Prompts' are called ‘Projects’ in CoMakery, ‘Prompt Hosts’ are ‘Project Leaders' and ‘Contribution Opportunities’ are ‘Tasks’ (or ‘Batch of Tasks' for bigger Milestones).

Use CoMakery to manage the tasks that are associated with your prompts, and see which participants are interested in your prompt. There are multiple functionalities you can do within CoMakery, such as assign reward tokens once participants accomplish a specific tasks.

  • First: Sign up to CoMakery. If you’ve created your Discord profile, you can sign up directly with your Discord profile (recommended).
  • Once you sign up, we can add you as project leader to each prompt so you have admin access to manage tasks.
  • In order to give you a quick tutorial of your role in the CoMakery platform and your setup requirements, the CoMakery team will give a webinar for you this Wednesday 11:30 PST / 2:30 EST. See the zoom link below to join. If you are not able to join, don’t worry, we will record it and upload it to GitBook (in the ‘Global Nodes and Prompt Hosts’ section) so you can view it later and follow the instructions.


Digital assets: Find outreach and communication material here.

Onboarding: All participants are registering through the platform in this google form. The event organizers are sending a welcome email with a link to a webinar & info on onboarding onto the digital ecosystem to all of them on a rolling basis. Please click on the excel symbol and filter for your node to send out emails on specific node logistics to your node participants (date, location, program etc).


open collection

Wrap up

This decentralized Collabathon sprint continues until December 2nd. Until then, teams and individuals can continue working on their projects and prompts. We encourage you to keep the conversation going on Discord and reach out to prompt hosts and mentors, who will stay active for you. Submissions are due on December 2nd. - Follow these steps to submit your work by Dec. 2nd. --> - Not sure which task or batch to submit from CoMakery? Reach out to the #comakery-questions channel on Discord with your doubts, or write back to this email. - We recommend you post a GitBook page for your project in ‘Team Contribution’ so you can explain your work in plain English and include all external links there such as GitHub repos, commits etc. --> - All project remain as open source initiative for the community to continue working on after Dec. 2nd.

Open Innovation prompt

Hosted by Tim and Tibi.

Participate at the Sensorica Montreal Lab and online

Collabathon evaluation

If you are an active participant in the Collabathon, please pay attention to the process and note ideas that you find interesting or problems, issues you've encountered in the process. Use this doc for that.

Carbon sequestration prompt

Hosted by Bruce.

Participate at the Sensorica Montreal Lab and online


Structure and governance


  • Representative: Tim is the main contact with the event organizers. As an alternative for help, contact Tibi.
  • Node host: Sensorica/CAKE | Tibi
  • Prompt hosts
      • Tibi and Tim for Open Innovation
      • Bruce for Carbon Sequestration


Organize events or presentations applies.