The notion that real products trump PR, pitches, and community generated awards is hardly a new theme on this blog, but in light of recent events and press coverage (good and bad) in the region, it deserves repeating. I know some may view this as me taking a shot at local EDCs and status-quo business leadership, but keeping our collective egos in check while focusing on what is sustainable needs to be ever present in our discussion of economic measurements and the non-hyped make up of the business / tech community. Continue reading Products vs. PR
Mil-OSS exists to improve technology development and innovation by connecting and empowering an active community of patriotic developers and solution providers with government organizations. Fortunately the Tampa Bay area is blessed with two of the U.S. government’s most visible and recognizable commands, U.S. Special Operations Command and U.S. Central Command.
We’re working closely with them and other organizations across Tampa Bay to develop Hackathon topics that support the Mil-OSS goals of improving use of the taxpayers’ funds through thorough requirements extraction, wise execution, and streamlined delivery by leveraging open source and open technology innovation.
Challenges for this event will focus on the following:
- Open Source OSINT Framework
- Ensuring Cloud Security of Server Instances
- Common Operating Model
- 3D Model Visualization and Collaboration
Read more about these challenges here.
This challenge is open to industry, government. military, students and academia.
Registration is free for this event but the registration process will close on October 21st at 5:00p.m.
Teams will have the option of working from one of the official event locations or work from a location of their choosing.
All participates must attend the event kickoff and the closing presentations to be eligible for awards.
Event dates: October 23rd – 25th 2015
This event supports the
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
Don’t forget that the 8th annual BarCamp Tampa Bay is next Saturday at the USF Muma College of Business. Tickets are FREE, but please register on EventJoy so we know you are joining us.
When is BarCamp Tampa Bay:
October 17th @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
- Check-in & Breakfast opens at 7:30 am
- Speaker Sign-up starts at 7:45 am
- Kickoff at 8:45 am
- Sessions start at 9:00 am
- Wrap-up Session and Raffle at 5:00 pm in room BSN115
- After-party starts ~6:00 (@ the new World of Beer on Fowler)
Where is BarCamp Tampa Bay:
University of South Florida – Muma College of Business
Enter off of E. Fowler Ave – follow signs to SunDome Parking lot
You can follow along and/or contribute to coverage of the event on any of these:
Pilgrim Quality Solutions
TIE of Tampa Bay
Green Bar Labs
Florida Hi-Tech Corridor
Tampa Innovation Alliance