Big Data and Disaster Reponse


Challenge Start Date

September 10, 2016

Registration Deadline


Submission Deadline

September 11, 2016

Demo Day

September 11, 2016

Winners & Highlight Video


Team EX.IT

A crowd management solution to help get users out of a danger zone with ease

Livio Bolzon, Michael Nguyen, Kevin Mack, Ego Munkhbat, and Feargal Walsh

The team created an application to efficiently disperse crowd and resource management for densely populated areas. Designed for first response teams, the mapping application shows the danger area and generates the quickest egress route, spreading the users across different roads to alleviate congestion. If the user has different needs, the map can route past resources – grocery stores, hospitals, etc.


September 10, 2016

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 – Hack through the night!

September 11, 2016

8:00 AM – Breakfast

11:30 AM – Lunch

2:00 PM – Code Freeze/Hacking Ends!

3:00 PM – Live Demos Begin!

4:00 PM – Winners Announced

Upon completion, we will have a casual social to cap the event and allow people to socialize about their ideas.



Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:


Tools, Data, & IP Rights

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.

All participants must agree to the terms and conditions.


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