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Hack for Change: Donate Your Time & Skills Tomorrow

Posted on September 22, 2017 with 0 comments

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and now Maria resulted in unprecendented impacts on our Nation, but digital volunteers can also be a powerful force in helping with the response efforts! Come celebrate and participate in the 2017 National Day of Civic Hacking this Saturday, September 23 at Johns Hopkins Sibley Innovation Hub,
5255 Loughboro Rd NW, Washington, DC 20016.

This national event connects public servants, people with technology skills, graphic designers, journalists, problem solvers, and community organizers to show how government can work in the 21st century when we all build it together. Join this Hack for Change movement to do good during times of crisis.

You don’t have to donate money to help save lives. Donate your time and skills to help emergency responders and managers respond to the recent hurricanes.

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Special Discount to AR & The Future of Work Online Course

Posted on September 21, 2017 with 0 comments

Shel Israel and Robert Scoble, authors of The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Will Change Everything, will be hosting a live online training course on “Augmented Reality and the Future of Work,” Oct. 2, 10 a.m. -12:15 p.m. PT.

This course is for executives who are looking to understand how and why AR is going to transform their businesses. Get a special $20 discount to this online course by registering and using the promo code GSIF1.

Register for the course here.

Scoble and Israel gave a joint keynote at the GEOINT 2017 Symposium in June. Check out their talk here.

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USGIF Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

Posted on September 20, 2017 with 0 comments

USGIF awarded $117,000 in scholarship funds to students studying the geospatial sciences and related disciplines.

The annual USGIF Scholarship Program recognizes the achievements of graduating high school seniors as well as undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. The program’s goal is to further the advancement of the geospatial tradecraft.

USGIF awarded 26 scholarships this year to six high school seniors, six undergraduate students, 10 graduate students, and four doctoral candidates. The Foundation also awarded the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications for the second year. This $10,000 scholarship is provided in partnership with USGIF Organizational Member Riverside Research. The Ken Miller Scholarship is presented to a master’s degree candidate studying remote sensing who plans to enter the defense, intelligence, or homeland security workforce.

See the list of winners

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Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence Working Group Meeting

Event date: September 26, 2017

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