#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.
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.
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.
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.