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Big Earth Hackathon April 2018

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Thanks for everyone making our first Big Earth Hackathon a great event! Over 100 students gathered with industry and faculty mentors on April 14-15, 2018 to hack for planet earth. Congrats to the participants for an exciting weekend of planetary solutions.

Congratulations to our winners:

  • Grand prize: Michael Burnett and Christopher Leboa, Environmetal impacts of the Rohingya Refugee Crisis
  • Second prize: Yixiao Sheng, Songze Li, Lijing Wang, and Tianmei Wang, Win by a Landslide
  • Third prize: Thomas Hossler, Noah Athens, and Amir Hossein Delgoshaie, Building damage assessment using satellite imagery
  • Best Solo project: Laura Domine, Kumo-san
  • Best seismic noise detection hack: Siyuan Yuan and Peng Li, Ambient noise level analysis of SAFOD DAS array
  • Best Mapbox solution using multiple data sources: Noah Shutty, Nasa Sinnott-Armstrong, Aparna Arr, Tara Templin, Earthflow
  • Best use of Planet Data: Yixiao Sheng, Songze Li, Lijing Wang, and Tianmei Wang, Win by a Landslide
  • Best use of Satellogic Data: Laura Domine, Kumo-san
  •  Best use of MATLAB: Mehrdad Yousefzadeh, Dinesh Kandel, Joseph Bakarji, Soheil Esmaeilzadeh, Team Glacier
  •  Best use of AWS credits: Noah Shutty, Nasa Sinnott-Armstrong, Aparna Rajpurkar, Tara Templin, Earthflow

Satellite Image of Terrain with River
SE3 article summarizing this event

Students tackle challenges at Big Earth Hackathon

Armed with big data, analytical tools, mentors from industry and Stanford Earth, plus plenty of caffeine, students raced to create solutions to environmental challenges in 31 hours.

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Thank you to the following additional contributors

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