Startup Hackathon Monterey Bay 2017

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Wildfire: Tech for Disaster Recovery

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First Place - I Am Safe

I Am Safe - Hackathon 2017 First Place Winners

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The team, all from CSUMB: Tristan Anderson, Sonali Bharat, Kyle Butler-Fish, Dustin D’Avignon, Nigel Hardy, Monique LaCroix.

Second Place - First Responder

First Responder - Hackathon 2017 Second Place Winners

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The team, all from CSUMB: Jonas Deichelmann, Donald Dong, Jim-Alexander Berger Gundersen, Ronny Haaland, Adrian Martinez, Simon Nielsen, Erick Shaffer.

Crowd Favorite - Life is Ruff

Life is Ruff - Hackathon 2017 Crowd Favorite Winners

The team, from both Cabrillo College and Monterey Peninsula College: Christopher Billingsley, Sean Breckenridge, John Heino, Shaun Kallis, Clara Olson, Christopher Perez.

100 students students from CSUMB, Cabrillo, MPC, Hartnell and several high schools checked in on Friday night for the 2017 Startup Hackathon Monterey Bay. Glen Woodbury, Director of the Center for Homel;and Defense and Secuirty at the Naval Post Graduate School (NPS) and Ken Folsom, CSUMB's Emergency Manager provided some background of what happens in Natural Disasters and what are the problems that are faced. Students pitched ideas and chose projects to form teams around. At the end of the weekend 82 students in 16 teams showed off their tech projects that was open to the public. Their short presentations are attached on this page.

Mentors for the weekend included Al Budris of Taygeta and CSUMB, Skip Carter of Taygeta, Glen Henderson of Monterey Makers, Shana Kropp of Taygeta, Avneesh Kumar of Schoolze Inc., and David Seagal of MPC.

Judges were Gerlinda Brady of Cabrillo College, Fred Cohen of Management Analytics, Judith Cutting of Monterey Peninsula College (MPC), Shyam Kamath, Ken Folsom, and Miguel Lara of CSUMB, Josh Metz of FORA and Glen Woodbury of NPS.

Teams and Project Summaries

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