Boston, MA | Blue Compass | ExpeditionHacks
Create an approach using GIS and other large data sets to predict and preserve conservation, preservation and sustainability of our world's resources.
ExpeditionHacks, developers, entrepeneurs, preservation, sustainability, resources, conservation, food, energy, hackathon
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Boston, MA

2018

CHALLENGE

We’re headed to Boston in an effort to bring together passionate developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to create innovative approaches to topics such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, first responders, national security, and environmental conservation. Our sponsors are excited to award cash and prizes to the most innovative creations.

At an ExpeditionHack Series Hackathon, you’re not limited to one challenge. Come with an idea, or an open mind, and build:

  • Geospatial apps that make a positive impact on national security
  • A site that fits a geoint opportunity
  • A VR geospatial ninja game
  • Or anything else related to Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT)!

Come to get noticed, get recruited, develop new skills and learn new things in one of our tech talks, make amazing new contacts, network, and hopefully… go home with some sweet, sweet moola! We will be awarding thousands in cash and prizes to the top winning teams, as well as other door prizes and raffles!

REGISTER

PLEASE NOTE: When you register and/or purchase your ticket to this event, you are accepting the terms of the Participant Agreement and code of conduct.

 

Registration information will be made available when the event nears. In the mean time, why don’t you join the slack channel and get ready for the event?

JUDGES

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SPONSORS

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RULES & INFORMATION

GENERAL RULES

  • 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!

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

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?

 

TOOLS, DATA, AND 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.

SCHEDULE

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!

 

Sunday

8:00 AM – Breakfast
12:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Code Freeze/Hacking Ends!
3:00 PM – Live Demos Begin!

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

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.

Sponsors will be marketing this event heavily. Don’t be surprised if a news crew shows up along the way.

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