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Hackathon for Combat Feeding Mobile Apps 6/28-/6/29

From: Merlin C.
Sent on: Sunday, June 16, 2013 7:32 PM
Hello Android Boston,

here is an event that I was asked to forward to the group. Its called "Hackathon for Combat Feeding Mobile Apps" the first mobile web hackathon with the department of Defense. It is being hosted by Hack/Reduce and and U.S Army NSRDEC on 6/28-6/29 @hackreduce. 

Read below for information.

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Hackathon for Combat Feeding Mobile Apps
The first mobile web hackathon with the Department of Defense.

Hosted by hack/reduce and the U.S Army NSRDEC. 6/28-6/29 @hack/reduce, 275 third st., Cambridge, MA, 02142. 


Your Mission: With the newly released combat ration nutritional data sets, hackers will look for innovative ways that Soldiers can interact with this data in an application. This will allow Soldiers to better manage and understand their combat nutrition, ultimately allowing them to out-perform any adversary.

There will be food, beverages, music, mentorship, and prizes, including: 

First place prize: $3,000 AND a one year subscription for Softlayer Cloud Computing. 
Second place prize: $2,000
Third place prize: $1,000
* The top three teams will have the unique opportunity to see the science behind the soldier on a VIP tour of the US Army Natick Soldier Research, Development, and Engineering Center (NSRDEC).  In addition to Combat Feeding Laboratories, stops on the tour will include the Tropical and Arctic Climate Chambers where extreme weather is produced from -70F to +165F including rainfall, wind, humidity, and solar radiation in order to test military food and equipment.  Other labs include the 3-D Body Scanning Laboratory, the Center for Military Biomechanics Research, an 8100 square foot Thermal Test Facility, and more. 
All participants will receive three months free license of Kinvey, subject to the terms and conditions set forth by Kinvey.

Register here: http://combatfeedinghackreduce.eventbrite.com/

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~Merlin 
Co-organizer 
Android Boston


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