Seen This Week: Adobe Sponsors NGA Hackathon

hackathon-mainDevelopers ranging from high schoolers to experienced hackers and even a NASA employee joined forces this past weekend at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) hackathon in Sunnyvale, CA. As a leader in digital transformation for government agencies, Adobe is proud to sponsor events that drive innovation for public sector technologies.

Expedition: Hackathon tasked talented developers with finding stories in the mountains of data that government agencies like NGA handle on a daily basis. Participants gathered in teams of up to five people and were given 27 hours to code an original solution drawn from public data in a variety of formats. A two-person team from Astro-Digital won first place, taking home $4,000 and a trip to DC to meet with NGA executives and senior tech leaders. Their program “Maps Actually” analyzes satellite images to detect buildings that were previously unlabeled by OpenStreetMap, providing a new solution for officials and companies like Google and 2GIS to keep their databases current.

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