Drones and Data Flight week

12 Sep 2018

Hi all,

For those of you planning on being at IDW the RDA Drone Data Group is
running a flying hackathon the preceding week that I think would be of
interest to some here. We've themed it along: Earth Science, Agriculture,
and Conservation, and are planning on testing sensors and data analytics
tools over some novel flora and fauna biomes, and working on the broader
drone-data management questions. See the webpage
for more information
and the application form but in brief

*When:* October 28 to Friday, November 2, 2018.
*Where: *A wildlife sanctuary just outside of Gaborone, Botswana
*Who: *You - data and domain scientists, Academic, nonprofit and industry
researchers and developers, all who are interested in/working on
accelerating science and innovation through the use of research drones for
data capture.
*Why: *Because Science, Agriculture, and Conservation are important, and
this will be a great event for collecting new data, experimenting with new
platforms, sensors and techniques, learning from and networking with the
international Drones4Good community, and because it's conveniently
co-located with IDW.
*Cost:* USD 500 (We're still working to find more sponsors to reduce this
but currently this includes food, accommodation, and transport from


Jane Wyngaard, PhD

Data Science Technologist
Centre for Research Computing
University of Notre Dame