The Air Force Research Laboratory Labhack is joining with the DoD Special Operation Command to create a three site joint Hackathon. Sites in Tampa Florida, Rome New York and Dayton Ohio will be joined via WebEx to tackle problems unique to our special operations forces that have crossover appeal for commercial use. Special Operations Personnel will introduce specific challenges at the opening of the Hackathon. On Sunday the submissions will be judged and the winning concepts will be presented at the kickoff of the annual Special Operation Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) on Monday 23 May 2016. Winners will be invited to attend this conference in Tampa Florida and present their solutions.
Dave is a software engineer and amateur community organizer. He has been a DBA, a firmware engineer, and an OS developer, but now enjoys slumming around with open source web development. He spends most of his free time with his wife and kids in Miamisburg, Ohio.
Martin is a Research Engineer with the Wright State Research Institute and serves as Information Technology Manager for the Wright Brothers Institute. He holds a master’s degree in Industrial and Human Factors Engineering from Wright State University. He has conducted Air Force sponsored research in the area of network-centric operations/warfare and co-authored a book in the area of simulation modeling. As part of his responsibilities at Wright Brothers Institute, he has provided project support and technology guidance to programs including Discovery Lab STEM initiatives and IDEA Lab open innovation initiatives.