🔥You have a chance to save the world! 🔥

Avital July 16, 2023 2 min read

We are happy to announce Memphis #1 hackathon #SaveZakar!📣📣📣

Sponsored by, Streamlit and Supabase – Join us to save the world from wildfires using real-time data and AI!

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What the hackathon is all about? 🌎

Wildfires wreck havoc every year. They take human and animal lives. The fires destroy homes and other property. They destroy agricultural and industrial crops and cause famines. They damage the environment, contribute to global warming, and generate smoke that pollutes the air. Their overall impact runs into billions of dollars and includes incalculable harm to people and animals.

Where and when wildfires will occur is difficult to predict ahead of time. Instead, researchers, federal, state, and municipal governments and international non-profits have invested heavily in early warning systems. If fires can be detected early, firefighters can be deployed to prevent their spread. If people can be notified, they can be evacuated to avoid loss of life.

Your mission 🔥

In this hackathon, you are going to create a wildfire early warning system for the fictional island nation of Zakar. Zakar has been struggling with wildfires in the last few years. As a small island nation, fires are particularly problematic. Importing materials is expensive and takes time, so they must do everything they can to protect their homes, farms, and natural resources. Similarly, with a relatively small geographic footprint, smoke can quickly pollute the air, causing health problems for their people.

Prizes 🏆

Each project will be judged by the following categories:

  • Creativity
  • Most informative visualization
  • Most accurate solution (For the early warning system)
  • Most interesting architecture
  • Most interesting algorithm

Besides internal glory 😉, the best project will get the perfect gaming package which includes the following:

  • SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless Multi-System Gaming Headset.
  • Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse – League of Legends Edition.
  • RARE Framed Nintendo Game Boy Color GBC Disassembled.
  • Tons of swag from and Streamlit!

The 2nd best project will receive –

  • Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse – League of Legends Edition.
  • Tons of swag from and Streamlit!

Useful information💡

  • The hackathon week will occur from July 31 – August 7th.
  • All data needed is in the save-zakar-hackathon repository.
  • There are two types of potential submitted projects: early warning system and data visualization
  • The submission deadline is Monday, August 7, 2023
  • Join our Discord channel to get full support.
  • The winners will be announced on August 21, 2023

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