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Growing a climate tech portal

alder_code
Coding. Building. Writing. Learning to code (and regaling all of you with tales about it) while also working on my climate tech blog. Been known to slap some words together as a freelance writer too.
Originally published at blog.aldercode.com ・3 min read

Those that know me are likely aware that not only am I hard at work trying to seriously up my game at coding, while kickstarting a freelance website design business (using mainly WordPress for now) but that I'm also passionate about climate science.

I even went ahead and got myself a degree in the field!

To this end, over the last few months, I've been working on starting, and now growing, a website (Coding Climate) devoted to looking into the field of climate tech: the junction of technology and climate science.

There are some truly exciting projects and tech startups out there aiming to help climate issues by incorporating the latest and greatest technologies.

This is where we, the coders and developers of the world, come in.

As DEV Community is chock-a-block FULL of highly-accomplished devs, I imagine there are quite a few of you out there just as interested in the field as I am.

I thus invite each and every one of you to not only check out the website, but also to contribute your own dev and tech-related content.

There's no reason for the platform to remain merely a place for my views on these tech startups - let's hear what you have to say, what you're working on and which tech startups you're either working at or founding in the field of climate tech.

I've also recently started a newsletter for the site, and the second issue went out today. Allow me to paste the content thereof here to give you a better idea of some of the plans for Coding Climate:

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Newsletter Issue No. 2:

So, what’s been happening on codingclimate.com?

Well, two new posts about some great learning opportunities went up:

A brief overview of On Deck’s Climate Tech Fellowship.
Their second cohort’s application period closed a couple of weeks ago, but, given its popularity, I’d imagine there’ll be a third in the near future, if you’re keen. Read more about it here.

CONNECT University Summer School 2021 | Digital for our Planet. A look into this free Summer School which:

…aims to share knowledge and information about the way climate change is interconnected with digital transformation.

While it may have wrapped up on Friday last week, recordings are available for on-demand viewing. More info and the agenda are available here.

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Expanded focus

Other items in the works on the site include a slight shift in (or rather, expansion of) its focus:

Instead of simply serving as an avenue for me to post about interesting climate tech projects, I’m keen to make it a bit more of a climate tech portal. The aim is to achieve this by adding:

  • A “Who’s Who in Climate Tech” directory. There are SO many great startups and projects out there in this field. So, why not collate them? Work is well underway on this. Launching soon!

  • A climate tech jobs board. There seem to be a lot of great vacancies out there. Let’s collate as many of these into a single portal as we can. Also coming soon!

  • Finally, to expand on what I wrote above: instead of me simply writing about my own take on these climate tech projects, let’s open up the floor:
    Have you written about an interesting project or startup in this field? If not, would you like to? Why not share it with Coding Climate’s readers?
    Let’s grow this community! Please get in touch and let’s have a chat.

On that note, allow me to bring this newsletter issue to a close here. Anyone who knows me knows that I can ramble on about climate science, technology, and the junction of the two for hours! I’ll save my long-winded (yet ultimately fascinating 😉) diatribes for the site, shall I?

Thanks for reading!

Until the next time.

Stuart


Sound like something you'd be interested in? Great! codingclimate.substack.com

So, please check out the Coding Climate website and get in touch!

I look forward to hearing about all your exciting climate tech projects!


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Coding Climate also has its own Twitter account: @​codingclimate

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