The Mississippi Band of
Choctaw Indians presents

between earth and sky

July 13-15, 2018
Choctaw, Mississippi

100 Developers. Global Tech Leaders in Aerospace, Augmented Reality, and IoT.
$10,000+ in Prizes.


Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Drone icon

How can Unmanned Aerial Systems support better information access, efficiency, and safety?

Internet of Things (IoT)

Data cloud icon

How can IoT technologies connect the dots and support differentiated business models?

Augmented Reality (AR)

Augmented reality glasses icon

How can Augmented Reality play a role in manufacturing, operating, and maintaining advanced unmanned aircraft?

Tackle the region’s toughest business challenges with the tools of the future at your disposal. Gain insights and hands-on mentorship from industry leaders. Engage in building prototype solutions and learn about cutting edge new technologies.

Immersive Experiences

Hack the Future Featuring:

Heather Chandler

Senior Producer of Fortnite

Maria Lott

Education Project Lead
NASA SSC Office of STEM Engagement

Thurston Pym

Founder, CEO, Dip DIET, cGP
Future Wellness

Gaia Dempsey

Founder and CEO
7th Future

Jessica D. Lewis

Environmental Administrator

Jason J. Cumberland

Water and Wastewater Superintendent
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Jay Wesley

Director, Cultural Affairs
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Beckah Krahula

Native American Author


Be Part of the First Hackathon on the Reservation.
Join Us In Building the Future of Our Innovation Ecosystem.

Some of the most important aspects of the Hackathon are the exciting technical talks and hacking sessions supported by hands-on technical and business mentors with real-world experience and specialized expertise in our core subject areas. We have invited world-class speakers and mentors from the local region and from around the world to participate, and more are always welcome!

If you know someone involved in Aerospace, UAV’s, Augmented Reality, IoT, or related technologies that should be part of this event, we would love to meet them.


The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has been a leader in our region’s economic development for over 40 years. But today’s economic development challenges require a much higher level of innovation and partnership. The Tribe is leading the effort to create a vibrant new ecosystem to leverage our local businesses, academia, and government infrastructure with the power of cutting-edge technologies. We are looking for our most innovative minds in the region to play an active role in co-creating our new ecosystem.

Gold Sponsor

Pearl River Resort logo

Silver Sponsors

A and E Interactive Touch Boards logoBaker Tilly logoQLX logoBeckahnings logoEast MS Community College logo

Supporting Sponsors

Tanka Bars logoWarriors logoYaupon Brothers logoIngenious Comic Con logoCentral Electric Power Association logoNASA logoMSU Bagley College of Engineering logo

Ecosystem Partners

Future Health logoMississippi Arts Commission logoInnovate Mississippi logoE-line Media logoSandia National Laboratories logoGolden Triangle Comic Con logoMS Band of Choctaw Indians Public Works logo

MS Band of Choctaw Indians Office of Economic Development logo

© Copyright 2019. All rights reserved.

Office of Economic Development | 101 Industrial Road Choctaw, MS 39350 | 601.656.5251 | info@choctaw.org