About this event
SOCOM is building an advanced, armored exoskeleton. Can you find out who is the worldwide leading expert in applying novel materials to personnel armor? Be prepared to argue your approach, your data, and ultimately your analysis.
Check the Rules for a set of links to potential data sources and other resources provided for this challenge.
Perform selective searching, scrape/crawl, ingest, and structured (text)/unstructured (link) processing.
Use analytical techniques such as Social Network Analysis (SNA), sentiment, and other textual approaches that provide insight into content, relationships, context, and meaning.
Identify the most expert person in personnel armor material science based on their education, experience, institutional affiliation, and other signals of social and professional esteem.
This challenge is sponsored by SOCOM Agile Acquisition, and will be judged by Joel Fritz, SOFWERX Program Manager.
All event and challenge coordination will take place on the #openwerx channel of the Suncoast Developer Guild Slack. Sign up here: suncoast.io.
5:00 PM - Check In and Socialize (Dinner provided)
6:00 PM - Welcome, Challenges Explained, and Team Building
7:00 PM - Hack!
10:00 PM - Team Status Updates & Judging Criteria explained
11:00 PM - Optional Lockin Begins, Doors closed until 7:00 AM
7:00 AM - Breakfast
10:00 AM - Team Status Updates & Pitch Workshop
3:00 PM - Begin Team Video Production
5:00 PM - Team Submissions due
5-6:30 PM - Dinner & Judging (Judges review videos, Teams on Standby)
6:30 PM - Closing and Awards
"Rules are for people without principles" - M. Scott Here are the OpenWERX Principles: Open Source We recommend that all your work for this Hackathon be made publicly available under an Open ...
"Rules are for people without principles" - M. Scott
Here are the OpenWERX Principles:
Open Source We recommend that all your work for this Hackathon be made publicly available under an Open Source license. Make sure to submit your work to the repository of your choice, and include the URL in your video submission. If you use non-Open Source building blocks, frameworks, libraries, APIs, etc, you will face a points penalty during the judging phase.
Community We highly recommend you build a team with various skills. Remember that you will be judged by your approach and presentation, not just the work you actually accomplish.
Collaboration We use the #openwerx channel on the Suncoast Developer Guild's Slack. Go here to sign up: https://suncoast.io. This is where you can ask questions about the event and the challenges, and the judges will use Slack for team Q&A while they are reviewing your submissions.
Submissions You must make a 3-5 minute video demo your hack and upload it to YouTube. No slide-decks or Powerpoints will be allowed. During judging, at least one team member must monitor the #openwerx Slack channel to respond to any questions from the judges.
Suggested Data Sources:
Academic Publications: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_academic_databases_and_search_engines
Patent Data: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/search.jsf (or any other public patent data source)
Social Media: LinkedIn, Quora, etc
You can use any publicly available information set to help you with this challenge
For general event information: http://www.sofwerx.org/openwerx-hackathon/