Visualizing conservation for the next 30 years by creating predictive analysis.

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.

The Challenge:

Map the future geography of conservation, restoration, and sustainability. Each dimension of our world’s environment face unique challenges regarding their conservation, preservation and sustainability;

Show us where we are and what the future looks like geospatially (on a map), under conditions you determine. Tell us the story you envision for your dimension.

Dimensions:

  • Oceans
  • Forests
  • Conservation and Indigenous Peoples

 

Schedule

Please Note: This is NOT an overnight event

 

Saturday November 12th

9:00 AM Doors Open, Breakfast Served

10:00 AM Opening Ceremony, with Welcome Remarks from Blue Compass

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

12:00 AM Venue closes and Reopens at 9AM

12:00 AM – 8:00 AM Hack through the night!

 

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!

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 2 minutes long with 1 min of questions from judges. Representatives from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, OGSystems, IBM, American Geographical Society, Here, Netvibes and Industry experts 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.

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.

 

 

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Judges

Christopher-Ian Reichel

Christopher-Ian Reichel
GLOBAL DIRECTOR, EXPERIENCE DESIGN & STRATEGY IBM INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE

Harsh Govind

Harsh Govind
ASSOCIATE, STRATEGY AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS AT OGSYSTEMS

Amber Nightengale

Amber Nightengale
NGA COO Silicon Valley Outpost

Corry Robb

Corry Robb
NGA XPERIENCE DIRECTORATE DIVISION CHIEF, ADVANCED OPERATIONS

Barry Barlow

Barry Barlow
SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT AND CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, VENCORE

Judging 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?