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Update: Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have cancelled the hackathon this weekend...for now.

 

Update 22:35 PST 2/27/20:

Due to COVID-19 concerns, we have cancelled the hackathon this weekend...for now.

 

Hackers:

While preparing for Hack-for-Forests, we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. Given the continuing developments and uncertainties, and rising concerns about travel as well as large event gatherings, we feel the right thing to do is to take this event virtual, and instead turn it into a virtual Hack-for-Forests. It will still have great challenges, awesome prizes, and benefit the Forest Stewardship Council and forests around the globe. We need a little time to work out all the details of the virtual hackathon, but stay tuned and we will get them out to you as soon as possible. 

It is not easy to make a decision like this, but your safety and the safety of our partners and employees is paramount. We take your trust in us seriously, and if we err, it will be on the side of caution.

Thank you for all your enthusiasm around the hackathon, and we apologize for the letdown. We're looking forward to updating you soon on a virtual event.