Imagine and design solutions that use GIS, imagery information and other big data sources to shape a better future. Develop an application, platform or process that represents useful ways you envision technology will have a real world impact, in Austin, and beyond.
Imagine and design solutions that use GIS, imagery information and other big data sources to shape a better future. Develop an application, platform or process that represents useful ways you envision technology will have a real world impact, in Austin, and beyond. Be creative! No problem is too big or too small.
Questions to consider might include:
What kind of indicators and warnings exist to predict social unrest? (food, weather, crime, employment, health, education, etc.)
Utilize Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to prevent social unrest.
What other new and growing technologies can you use to interpret and manipulate large data sets?
Can you create automated workflows that will reduce need for human analysis?
Analyze location data about large sporting events to improve planning and risk management (e.g., types and locations of services and support personnel)
Or anything else that inspires you!
July 29, 2017 Saturday
9:00 AM – Doors Open, Breakfast Served
10:00 AM – Opening Ceremony
10:30 AM – Hacking Begins
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:30 PM – Technology Breakout Sessions
6:00 PM – Dinner Served
8:00 PM – Pitch Workshop
11:30 AM – Midnight Snack
12:00 AM – 8:00 AM Hack Through The Night!
July 30, 2017 Sunday
8:00 AM – Breakfast
12:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Code Freeze/Hacking Ends!
3:00 PM – Live Demos Begin!
Sunday Afternoon Presentations
Each participant and/or participant team will present their product or solution to the group on Sunday afternoon.
Presentations will be 3 minutes long with 2 minutes of questions from judges. Representatives from sponsors will be the primary audience for the presentations.
No formal presentation is required. Demos of your product or solution will follow this general outline: introduce yourself/teammate, introduce your concept, identify what tools you used, explain (loosely) how you derived your solution and what problem you are solving.
Presentations require direct connect from your laptop to the projection system. USB sticks are permitted for presentation purposes.
Upon completion, will have a casual social to cap the event and allow people to socialize about their ideas.
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will have subject matter experts on hand for the entirety of the event to answer content related questions and to give context to the datasets as needed.Sponsors will be marketing this event heavily. Don’t be surprised if a news crew shows up along the way.
A max of 5 people per team will be enforced.
All participants must be in the building for kick-off and demos.
All code must be fresh.
Participants must provide their own laptops, and mobile/tablet devices for use during the event.
Seats are limited to 100 workstations.
Come on your own or create a team. We also want to encourage collaboration among attendees so if you find a team or person with a valuable asset to support your idea/concept, feel free to team up when you arrive.
External hard drives are permitted for the hacking event itself. If you want a power strip bring it!
As much as we appreciate people’s interest, no one will be allowed inside the event other than participants, sponsor representatives, subject matter experts and invited media. No spectators please!
Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
Impact: How impactful will this solution be for it’s target audience? Is it scalable?
Creativity: How original is this solution?
Design: How well designed is this solution, from front end through to UI/UX?
Execution: How well executed is this solution from start to finish?
Participants are allowed to use the open source tools provided by NGA’s GitHub site in addition to other commercially known open source tools. Participants are also encouraged to use their own proprietary solutions to develop creative and efficient products. If you are representing a company, your company’s proprietary software assets are also allowed to be used with the appropriate permission within your organization. Please reference the Terms and Conditions data to confirm that all IP rights remain with the participant and/or the organization they are representing.