We’ve seen first-hand the deadly results of floods. The challenge is knowing where and when exactly the floods will take place and staying in front of the impending natural disaster. With no controlling mother nature, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and City of Huntsville are sponsoring the opportunity for anyone to come make a real difference. Once the flooding does take place, it is imperative that all departments, from public safety, transportation & FEMA, have enough resources on hand and the right information to act in real-time.
We are looking for multifunctional solutions – that is, solutions that solve more than one problem at a time. The solutions will bring together multiple stakeholders and will most likely be a mix of technology, business, behavioral change and design thinking.
Here are some ideas for the challenge:
DIRECTOR, EMERGENCY SERVICES
AND TRAINING, MADISON, AL
Wubishet Tadesse, Ph.D.
PROFESSOR, ALABAMA A&M UNIVERSITY
DIRECTOR, EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AGENCY, TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL
OFFICE OF DISASTER RESPONSE, NATIONAL
AGENCY’S INNOVATION LEAD
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, February 25th
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, February 26th
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
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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