AGCO Accelerator Hackathon

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Date/Time
Date(s) - February 2, 2019 - February 3, 2019
All Day

Location
NCSA - Atrium

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AGCO Accelerator Hackathon

February 2 & 3, 2019
NCSA Atrium
1205 W Clark St, Urbana, IL 61801
Registration and Information
Contact Email: Lena.Head@agcocorp.com

AGCO is exploring how modern technology can solve real problems in agriculture and help our nation’s farmers be more innovative and productive through The AGCO Accelerator Hackathon on February 2nd and 3rd at The NCSA Atrium.

This 24-hour build session will bring together student talent and community engineers, developers, and designers with a few specific challenges in mind.

  • Challenge #1: Gamify tractors – Help farmers and tractor operators use data to be more efficient in the field through gamification.
  • Challenge #2: Where do I farm? – Writing an algorithm that creates a tillable area map of a field and keeps it updated in real-time.
  • Challenge #3: Build an Autotrader for the farming industry – Build a marketplace where dealers and farmers can buy/sell tractors and other farming equipment.
  • Challenge #4: Anything Ag Tech! – use your imagination to come up with a solution to solve any challenge facing modern agriculture.

Participants keep all of their own IP and prizes include Nintendo Switches, Bose headphones, iPads, and other tech goodies.