When: September 14-20, 2020
The Geospatial Hackathon consists of both a collaborative effort and a competitive event where teams of technologists and designers will create innovative geospatial software solutions through the implementation of HCDAgile Methodologies and an Open Source Geospatial Stack including ol-kit.
If you’re interested in sponsoring to help drive St. Louis’ geospatial transformation, please contact us.
Leading up to the event, we’ll also be hosting a series of workshops focusing on training for technologies including: PostGIS, GeoServer, CKAN, React, OpenLayers, and ol-kit. One day will also be focused on our methodology, HCDAgile, bringing together Agile and Human-Centered Design to build products that users actually want and need.
In collaboration with local experts sourced from 1904labs, Bayer, and our sponsors, these substantive training workshops will not only prepare teams for the weekend but provide valuable training on critical technologies.
Interspersed throughout the Hackathon, guest speakers will provide short informational sessions covering the geospatial industry, technology, and experiences in their areas of expertise. These short speaker sessions should prove valuable in and of themselves for all Hackathon participants.
President of the Cardillo Group
and former Director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
The hackathon itself will take place over two days followed by a day of final presentations, judging, and a retrospective session.
You can participate as both competitive and collaborative team members. Optimal team size is 3-8 people.
As in a traditional hackathon, competitive teams will be tasked to create an innovative solution using the provided technology stack.
- 20 Teams max
- 3-8 Members per team
- Prizes will be awarded per division
Hackathon participants will also have the option to join in a collaborative effort, rather than only the competitive.
- 1 cohesive team
- The project will be constrained to solve a predetermined need, separate of those provided to the competitive teams
- Like the competitive teams, the collaborative team will also be focused on providing a solution based on ol-kit and the provided geospatial stack
Registration for the event includes participation in the hackathon along with the hands-on technical workshops in the days leading up to the event.