DARPA Hackfest Info Session

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community

The NYU Tandon MakerSpace will be hosting an info session on the upcoming DARPA SDR Bay Area Hackfest. Dr. Tom Rondeau, Program Manager in the Microsystems Technology Office, will be introducing the topic and specifying how to participate in the Hackfest Missions. See the description below for more information:

The DARPA Bay Area Hackfest, in partnership with NASA Ames, is all about exploring the electromagnetic spectrum in new and interesting ways that are likely to become consequential in both civilian and national security contexts. Toward that end, my team is putting a software radio onto a remotely piloted aircraft, a UAV, and we will make this model system available at the Hackfest to innovators in the community who we hope will develop exciting new opportunities to build better and more complex cyber-physical systems.

The Hackfest, which is open to anyone, comprises three parts: a speaker series, a hacker space, and the Hackfest Missions. The speaker series and hacker space run throughout the week as open sessions for anyone to come to and interact with experts and enthusiasts in software radio and UAVs. In the Missions portion of he Hackfest, we are asking participating teams to solve specific technology goals based around the software radio-enabled UAV. Those wishing to participate in the Missions portion , however, must apply to do so. In this talk, I will describe the Hackfest in detail and specify how to participate in the Missions.

Note: this event is open to the public but RSVP is required.