June 22, 2021

NSIN is launching its third hackathon of the year, Polar Vortex: Hacking the Arctic on July 19th. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency needs your help coming up with new ways to collect and analyze intelligence information gathered about the Arctic from satellites and other platforms. The challenge: Develop concepts, technologies or systems to help collect, analyze, process, and visualize geospatial data in the austere and mobile environments in the Arctic. The hackathon will run virtually from July 19th to August 5th. More details about the challenge and the focus areas can be found in the attached flyer or here. As always, there is up to $45,000 available in awards for the teams that create the best solutions. NSIN hackathons are closer to a design sprint or startup weekend rather than a traditional cybersecurity hackathon. You don’t have to be able to code or be an engineer to participate; we encourage anyone who is creative to attend and join a team. The hackathon will have participants from all over the country and is open to all UW students, faculty and alumni, as well as entrepreneurs and startups. Register at http://arctichacks.us/signup