Grand prize winners Sajal Arora & Asheik Hussain from team VIV.
Our planet is drastically changing but we do not notice these changes since they occur in small increments. VIV is a data visualization tool which displays the changes in key variables that affect our climate, with a time series viewing mode allowing users to see how these variables change and make comparisons between data sets to view trends. With this data we can make decisions on energy conservation initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint and see the impact that is made.
By all indications, the future sees population increasing and densifying within urban areas, and growth halting elsewhere. Whether we face a future where technologies increasingly reduce cities’ dependence on the hinterlands for food, water and energy, or whether we face a future where the ecological stress on the hinterlands continues to grow, we are faced with hard choices about the places and resources that we want to preserve as a global society.
At the same time, climate change will impact species distribution, abundance, and ecological interactions across the globe.
Here are some ideas for the challenge:
|Grand Prize:||$3,000 and Round Trip Air & Hotel for 3 days/2 nights to DC to meet NGA Executives and Senior Tech Leaders and present their winning solution a the Symposium on November 17 & 18, 2017.|
|1st Runner Up:|
Best Use of Mapbox:
Best Use of Carto:
DEPUTY & COO, NGA OUTPOST
ASSOCIATE, STRATEGY AND BUSINESS
OPERATIONS AT OG SYSTEMS
GLOBAL DIRECTOR, EXPERIENCE DESIGN &
STRATEGY IBM INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE
SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT AND CHIEF
TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, VENCORE
NGA EXPERIENCE DIRECTORATE DIVISION
CHIEF, ADVANCED OPERATIONS
Projects will be judged based on the following criteria:
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.
Saturday, November 12th
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
7:00 PM – Pitch Workshop
11:30 AM – Venue Closes and Reopens at 9 a.m.
Sunday, November 13th
9:00 AM – Venue Reopens
9:00 AM – Breakfast
12:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – Code Freeze/Hacking Ends!
3:00 PM – Live Demos Begin!
4:30 PM – Winners Announced
Upon completion, will have a casual social to cap the event and allow people to socialize about their ideas.
Sunday Afternoon Presentations
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.
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