Blue Compass will serve as lead facilitator on a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency-sponsored hackathon series that seeks to foster relationships with software developers and industry in support of NGA programs.
The Tysons Corner, Virginia-based company said Friday the competition also aims to promote NGA programs such as the Innovative GEOINT Application Platform Provider project that looks to incentivize app developers who support government and civilian missions.
“We work directly for months with local groups, industry and academia in the area surrounding the hackathon to build the community, goodwill and foster participation and create experiences for all involved,” said Brian Vinci, a Blue Compass project manager.
Blue Compass said the hackathon series resulted from NGA Director Robert Cardillo’s call to create tools and techniques that will work to visualize and disseminate big data.
Sponsors such as OGSystems will provide services for tech talks, mentorship, meals for participants and context to geospatial challenges, Blue Compass noted.
The hackathons will be held in Chicago on Sept. 10 and 11 and New York City in November while 2017 competitions are slated to happen in Huntsville, Los Angeles, Denver, Boston, Seattle, San Antonio, San Francisco, Washington D.C. and New York.