Sponsorship Opportunities 2017

#ExpeditionHacks is entering its second year of events, expanding from 4 events in 2016 to 8 events in
2017. We will be back in San Francisco, New York City, and Huntsville, AL; and adding San Antonio, Denver,
Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles to the line-up of hackathons. Blue Compass is excited and primed to bring
a slate of innovation-inspiring events to our client and sponsors.

What are the #ExpeditionHacks events?

Blue Compass, LLC and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) have created a series of
Hackathon events in tech hubs throughout the U.S. to help inspire innovative solutions to common
problems, expose NGA data, engage with niche capabilities and technological enhancements. The
intended outcomes are to engage the developer and entrepreneur communities, uncover viable solutions
that can assist with NGA customer needs and tap into a huge pool of passionate developers.

What is a Hackathon?

A hackathon is an event in which computer programmers and others involved in software development,
including graphic designers, interface designers and project managers, collaborate on software & hardware
projects. Competitors work intensively, competing to present the best solution in a given time frame.

Why should I be a sponsor of #ExpeditionHacks?

Sponsoring a hackathon is a great way to get access to the top IT and technical talent. Hackathons
are quickly replacing career fairs and other traditional methods of recruiting and marketing. The next
generation of software engineers and entrepreneurs are coming to hackathons to have fun, compete for
prizes, and learn new skills.

1. PRODUCT/API EXPOSURE
Our attendees are all about trying new things. Our hackathons offer you a crowd of fresh and new potential users and buyers to help promote and market your products to individuals who are likely to use them in the future and will spread the word.

2. TECHNICAL RECRUITING
Some of the best and brightest IT innovators and entrepreneurs attend our hackathons. This presents a hands-on opportunity to see potential recruits in action, and provides the platform to network and interact before entering a formal hiring process.
3. BRAND RECOGNITION
Expose your company’s brand recognition and capabilities to potential buyers, in addition to the tech and developer communities that participate in our events. Show off your company’s technical side, and meet some of tomorrow’s emerging tech leaders.

4. SUPPORT THE GEOINT TECH COMMUNITY
GEOINT is an emerging market in the IT field, and while the field has many data analysts, it is still in the process of developing a robust core of innovative IT specialists who can give the data purpose. We want to help the GEOINT community in these efforts!
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Please note which events you would like to sponsor. All dates are for 2017:
 Los Angeles, CA March 25-26
 Seattle, WA May 21-22
 San Antonio, TX June 3-4
 San Francisco, CA August 12-13
 Boston, MA Sept 23-24
 New York, NY Nov 11-12
 Denver, CO TBD 2018

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