The code-breakers of Bletchley Park were arguably the originators of the hackathon; the Allies were losing the war and drastic measures were needed. Talented people from different disciplines were given a clearly articulated problem and asked to come up with a solution. Using a mixture of engineering, linguistics and algorithms they cracked the Enigma Code and the rest is history.First agri-hackathon
To accelerate innovation in the agri-food industry, Agri-Tech East has partnered with Allia to host the first >sudo : grow hackathon.
The “hackathon” concept has been used in the IT industry for some time to bring together technical experts around a key problem facing a business or sector, and engaging in…
>sudo : grow hackathon
3,2,1….HACK! The >sudo : grow hackathon!
We’re mixing things up this year and instead of our national GROW agri-tech business plan competition, we’re going to be running an AgriTech hackathon in partnership with Allia Serious Impact 7-8 April in Cambridge.
>sudo : grow will focus on some of the most challenging areas facing the agricultural industry today, including vertical farming, non-chemical crop protection and poultry management.
The hackathon will be a weekend of inspirational thinking, problem solving and prototype development to create impactful new solutions to real-world problems and a chance to win some great prizes.
If you have a background in engineering, software development, biology, or just want to come and support the teams with your agricultural industry insights, sign up now.
Attendance is free and all food and refreshments will be provided over the weekend. Find out more and sign up now at www.sudochallenge.com
Please note places are limited so sign up now to avoid disappointment.
The “hackathon” concept has been used in the IT industry for some time to bring together technical experts around a key problem facing a business or sector, and engaging in a super-focused effort (or “sprint”) over a day, weekend or longer, to come up with some answers.
And we think it’s time to do some hacking and sprinting to generate new solutions for agriculture and horticulture.