about 2 months ago

What did you think of Hack the Bay?

Thank you for joining Hack the Bay! We’re so grateful for all the talent and creativity that was invested into this hackathon, and we hope you enjoyed participating.

In order to improve future events, we need your feedback! You can help us by taking this 2-minute survey.

Finally, if you’ve enjoyed learning about water monitoring and want to support future citizen science efforts, you can learn more about how to get involved with the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative here.

Thank you, and stay safe!

The Hack the Bay Team

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about 2 months ago

Winner Presentations Today! Dial-in Info

We invite you to join us for the Winner Presentations today, Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 5:30pm ET to listen to the winning teams present their creative solutions.

Join Here: https://bahmeet.webex.com/bahmeet/j.php?MTID=m8948d430aa9d4c706c8ef36ce4b8054d

Meeting number (access code): 171 089 9200

Meeting password: htb2020

 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


about 2 months ago

And the winners are... plus register to see winning teams present their solutions!

The judges have weighed in, and we're excited to share the news! Go to the Hack the Bay gallery to congratulate the winners and check out all of the awesome submissions.

Don't miss the winning teams presenting their solutions on Tuesday, Sep. 29 at 5:30pm ET to a virtual audience of judges and leaders from Hackathon partners, including the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative and Booz Allen Hamilton. Register for the Winner Presentations here. 

Questions?

If you have any questions about the hackathon, please post on the discussion forum.


2 months ago

Final Call for Submissions & Register for Winner Presentations

There are only 2 days left to enter or update your submission for Hack the Bay! (Extended deadline: Sunday, Sep. 20, 8:00am ET).

Submissions will be reviewed by 16 expert judges representing leadership from 7 organizations and expertise across environmental science and modeling, data science, machine learning, and human-centered design. Check out the judges on our hackathon overview page.

Also, Save the Date! Winners will present their solutions on Tuesday, Sep. 29 at 5:30pm ET to a virtual audience of judges and leaders from the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative and Booz Allen Hamilton (including Senior Vice President John Larson). All…

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2 months ago

Deadline Extension & Accepting Partial Submissions

Thank you for joining Hack the Bay and exploring data around water quality and Chesapeake Bay restoration. 

We have extended the submission deadline until Sunday, September 20 at 8:00am ET to allow participants more time to submit and are accepting complete and partial submissions.

Why submit a project that isn't 'complete'? Hackathons are about sourcing good ideas, and prototypes are just the start of something bigger! We're interested in hearing from you: what would your approach have been to this problem if you'd had more time, resources, data or teammates? Any insights about your process and obstacles are still helpful for…

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2 months ago

Final Call for Submissions! Get your work in front of industry leaders

There are only 3 days left to enter your submission to Hack the Bay. Submissions are due September 14th before 11:45pm EDT.


Submissions will be reviewed by 16 expert judges representing leadership from 7 organizations and ranging in expertise across environmental science and modeling, data science, machine learning, and human-centered design. Check out the judges in the Overview page. Judges will be attending the Winner Presentations on September 29th, alongside John Larson, Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton.


Register for the Winner Presentations here

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3 months ago

Hack the Bay Halfway Update

Hi Hack the Bay participants, congratulations on reaching the halfway point of Hack the Bay! As we enter the second-half of the hackathon, here are a few reminders:  

Questions

  • We have a team of experts here to assist you! Any questions you have regarding the data or challenges can be asked on the discussion board or Slack channel.

Teaming Up

  • It is not too late to join a team! The Slack #team-formation channel can help you connect with potential teammates. You can also leverage the Participants tab to search through other participants looking to team up, check out…

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3 months ago

Environmental Justice & the Chesapeake Watershed Panel

Event Reminder! Join us on Tuesday, August 18th from 5:30 to 7:00pm (ET) to explore the intersection of social inequality, economics, and the environment. Understanding the unequal societal burdens of pollution, climate change, and land development is integral to designing solutions that restore ecosystems while improving the lives of all people. This panel will discuss how to evaluate data, environmental stewardship, and Bay restoration through the lenses of equity and justice.

Learn more about the panelists here. 

Join here: https://bahmeet.webex.com/bahmeet/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6b1cfca5a73049856cef956bb228e634

Event password: EJ123

This meeting will be recorded and shared online. 

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4 months ago

New: Stream Health Data & Tutorial Recordings Available!

Hi all, 

Happy Friday! A few announcements on some new resources available for this hackathon:

  • Using Benthic Data for your analysis? Stream Health Data has been added to our data hub! (Check out the new Benthic_Stream_Health.csv directly here). This information was calculated using the Chessie BIBI R package, which is specifically calibrated for the regions of the Chesapeake watershed and assesses raw benthic invertebrate sample data to calculate stream health. (You can read more about the algorithm here.) FIPS and HUC12 codes included. 
  • New to Geospatial Data? Check out the recording from our virtual Wrangling Geospatial Data…

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4 months ago

Wrangling Geospatial Data Tutorial

Event Reminder! Join Booz Allen Hamilton data scientists on Wednesday, August 5th from 12:00 to 1:00pm (ET) to learn the basic tips, packages, and tools for manipulating geospatial data with python, R, and QGIS. Booz Allen data scientists will provide an entry-level tutorial on using open source GIS tools and packages to work with geospatial data on the Chesapeake Bay.

Join here: https://bahmeet.webex.com/bahmeet/j.php?MTID=mfe56e551cf3f3dcada27f43b30e8266c

Meeting number: 161 635 1629

Password: geo123

or

Join by phone

+17034391214 North America VA +16193781249 North America West

Access code: 161 635 1629

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4 months ago

Hack the Bay: Event Kickoff!

Join the Hack the Bay team on Monday, August 3rd from 5:30 to 7:00pm (ET) to hear directly from our partners at the Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative (CMC). Learn how your participation can assist CMC’s goals for Bay monitoring and restoration with your geospatial, temporal, environmental, and demographic hackathon solutions.

During this virtual launch, CMC will discuss in detail their challenges, data, and current efforts with watershed conservation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to join breakout rooms specific to the task challenge they intend on solving. Attendees can speak directly to those that could be judging their challenge! Ask questions,…

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