Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Ag-Tech Hackathon April 17-19
As part of our continuing outreach with regional and community stakeholders, we've been discussing using CalSPEED to test broadband in unpopulated agricultural areas. One related project is coming up next week at West Hills College, Coalinga: Apps for Ag.
The idea came out of discussions at the AgTech Roundtable. From the Apps for Ag website:
"The concept is simple: bring commercial agricultural producers (aka growers) together with software developers to collaboratively build solutions to real-world challenges. We hope there are some quick solutions that present themselves immediately and to which the answers are straight-forward. We also hope that these events lead to some long-term partnerships (aka startups) which can tackle the more difficult problems."