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March 17, 2017 @ 10:30 am - March 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
GeoHackJams are a series of monthly participatory events starting March 2017. The purpose of the GeoHackJam is to encourage the use of open data as well as free and open source geospatial and visualization tools. The goal is to creatively tackle challenges that are pitched by projects and produce quick and innovative proof-of-concepts. This event is open to the public and intended to engage USGS scientists, domain experts in minerals, government and industry partners, academia and students, technology developers, designers and artists, data scientists, and GIS experts. Each GeoHackJam is organized around the following theme each month:
March 2017: Critical Minerals and Resources
April 2017: Threats to Public Lands, Parks, and Biodiversity
May 2017: Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science GeoApps
1st GeoHackJam on Critical Minerals and Resources will take place on Friday, March 17 (10:00 am – 5:00 pm) at the U.S. Geological Survey in Reston, VA and on Saturday, March 18 (11:00 am – 5:00 pm) in Washington, DC with Mappy Hours (5:00 – 7:00 pm) after each day. This is primarily an in-person event but virtual options are possible for participating remotely for those not in the Washington, DC area. Click on the link to Register and see the Agenda for this 2-day event.
Register for the 1st GeoHackJam: http://bit.ly/1stG