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We are happy to announce Memphis #1 hackathon #SaveZakar!📣📣📣
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.
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.
Each project will be judged by the following categories:
Besides internal glory 😉, the best project will get the perfect gaming package which includes the following:
The 2nd best project will receive –