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Choctaw Indians presents

HACK THE FUTUREHACK THE FUTURE
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DAILY AGENDA
*subject to change


FRIDAY, JULY 13

 

FRIDAY MORNING: SETTING THE STAGE

9:00AM Registration Opens
Breakfast Buffet Open
VR Gallery Open
10:00AM Introduction and Opening Ceremony

Blessing and Traditional Choctaw Chanting, Jay Wesley, Director, Cultural Affairs, MBCI
Welcome Remarks, Chief Phyliss J. Anderson
Location: Great Hall

10:30AM

Building an Innovation Ecosystem: Hackathon Overview - Gaia Dempsey
Location: Great Hall

11:00AM World Building - Alex McDowell and Michael Rotondi
Location: Great Hall
12:00PM Buffet Lunch is Open

FRIDAY AFTERNOON: HACKATHON CHALLENGES & TEAM FORMATION

1:00PM

Real-World Reservation Challenges from Choctaw Public Works - Jessica D. Lewis, and Scottie Wallace, Environmental Administrators, Jason Cumberland, Water and Wastewater Superintendent, MBCI
Location: Innovation Chamber

2:00PM

A Vastly Expanding Cyber Ecosystem - Curtis Keliiaa
Location: Innovation Chamber

2:30PM 15 Min Snack Break
2:45PM

Overview of Hackathon Logistics, Rules, and Process, Mentor Introductions, Gaia Dempsey
Location: Great Hall

3:05PM

Participant Idea Pitches
Location: Great Hall

3:45PM

Team Formation
Location: Great Hall

4:00PM

Open Hacking Begins w/ Mentor Support
Location: Team Rooms, Breakout Rooms Open

6:00PM

Buffet Dinner Is Open

The space will remain open all night with security present, for those who want to continue working late or meet early.

SATURDAY, JULY 14

 

SATURDAY MORNING: DIVING DEEPER

8:30AM Breakfast Buffet Open (open til 10am)
VR Gallery Open
9:00AM Hackathon Team Check-Ins
Location: Team Rooms
9:30AM The Future of Aerospace Manufacturing, and The Role of Augmented Reality & IoT - Rafael Perez
Location: Great Hall
10:00AM Combining the Physical and Digital: Augmented Reality for Manual Processes, Paul Ryznar
Location: Great Hall
10:30AM Designing the Future - Alan Gershenfeld & Amy Fredeen
Location: Great Hall
11:15AM 15 Min Snack Break
11:30AM Zentangle with Beckah Krahula
Location: Innovation Chamber
12:30PM

Lunch

12:45PM

Meeting Your Full Potential Through Health - Thurston Pym (during Lunch)
Location: Innovation Chamber

SATURDAY AFTERNOON: CRUNCH TIME

1:30PM OPEN HACKING
Location: Team Rooms, Breakout Rooms Open

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

3:00PM

Design Thinking & IoT Case Studies, Katy Asinskaya

4:00PM Zentangle for Families with Beckah Krahula
Location: Innovation Chamber
6:00PM

Buffet Dinner is Open

The space will remain open all night with security present, for those who want to continue working late or meet early.

SUNDAY, JULY 15

 

Sunday Morning: DEMO PREP

8:30AM Breakfast Buffet Open (open til 10am)
Demos Open
9:00AM Hackathon Team Check-Ins
Location: Team Rooms
9:30AM Rocking the Pitch - Ray Crowell, Humble Ventures
Location: Great Hall
10:00AM NASA
Location: Great Hall
10:30AM Panel: Blockbusters, AAA Games & World Building - Heather Chandler, Alex McDowell, Alan Gershenfeld
Location: Great Hall
11:30PM History of Stickball - Jay Wesley
Location: Great Hall
12:00PM Buffet Lunch is Open
12:15PM The Science of Nutrition - Thurston Pym (during lunch)
Location: Innovation Chamber
1:30PM OPEN HACKING

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

2:00PM Zentangle with Beckah Krahula
Location: Innovation Chamber
4:00PM PITCHING & PRIZES
4:00PM - 5:00PM Teams Pitch to Judges
Location: Great Hall
5:30PM - 6:00PM Judges Deliberate, Music/Dance Performance
Location: Geyser Falls
6:00PM - 6:30PM Judges Award Prizes & Closing Ceremony
Location: Geyser Falls
6:30PM - 9:00PM

After Party at Geyser Falls
Pool Party with DJ

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Silver Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

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