VIENNA, Va., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On the weekend of February 25-26th, Blue Compass, LLC will host a hackathon at DesignLab in Huntsville, AL with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), GeoHuntsville, and IBM Bluemix to bring together the region's most talented software developers and entrepreneurs to build critical technology to help first responders address crises.
Jared Putman, a Solution Specialist at IBM Cloud US Federal shares, "At IBM, we are all about creating innovation that matters – for our company and for the world. For that reason, we are beyond excited to support Blue Compass and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in their collective mission to drive transformative innovation through the Expedition Hackathon series."
This is the second year that Blue Compass will host a disaster-response themed hackathon in Huntsville. Last year's winners designed an app that allowed first responders to map injuries and damaged structures to help bring life-saving efficiency to triage efforts. Blue Compass CEO Christine Jung shares, "Blue Compass is honored to facilitate this innovation because the city of Huntsville is leading disaster response innovation that will ultimately benefit first responders everywhere."
This hackathon is part of a larger effort to promote collaboration between the federal government and private sector; inform the public of government resources; and spark innovation on public issues. Information on the whole #ExpeditionHacks series is available at http://expeditionhacks.com. The website will soon include details for the year's remaining events in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Boston, Denver, and San Antonio which will focus on challenges focused on food security, virtual reality, disaster management and modeling.
Contact: Brian Vinci, [email protected], 1-571-293-2253
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