Blue Compass will serve as lead facilitator onÂ aÂ 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 companyÂ said Friday the competition also aims to promote NGA programs such as the Innovative GEOINT Application Platform Provider project that looks to incentivizeÂ app developers whoÂ 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,” saidÂ Brian Vinci, a Blue CompassÂ project manager.
Blue Compass saidÂ the hackathon series resulted fromÂ NGA Director Robert Cardillo’s callÂ to createÂ tools and techniques that will work toÂ visualize and disseminateÂ big data.
Sponsors such asÂ OGSystems will provideÂ services for tech talks, mentorship, meals for participants and context to geospatial challenges, Blue Compass noted.
The hackathons will be heldÂ 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.