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.
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.
- Conservation and Indigenous Peoples
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.
$13,000 in prizes
$3000 + Round trip Air and hotel 3 day/2nights to DC to meet NGA Executives and Sr Tech leaders + & Present their solution at the Geography 2050 Summit Nov 17&18th Live!
1st Runner- Up Prize
$1000 goes to the runner up.
$1500 will be awarded to the team with the best utilization of Carto
$500 goes to the team that has the best integration of Mapbox.
Submitting to this hackathon could earn you:
How to enter
GLOBAL DIRECTOR, EXPERIENCE DESIGN & STRATEGY IBM INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE
ASSOCIATE, STRATEGY AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS AT OGSYSTEMS
NGA COO Silicon Valley Outpost
NGA XPERIENCE DIRECTORATE DIVISION CHIEF, ADVANCED OPERATIONS
SENIOR VICE-PRESIDENT AND CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, VENCORE
How impactful will this solution be for it’s target audience? Is it scalable?
How original is this solution?
How well designed is this solution, from front end through to UI/UX?
How well executed is this solution from start to finish?