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[liberationtech] Fwd: Hacking for Defense Update: Brownbags, Infosessions, & New Problem Topics

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Sat Feb 13 08:58:21 PST 2016


From: Kimberly Diane Chang <kdchang at stanford.edu>

MS&E 297
Hacking for Defense

Thank you for expressing interest in Hacking for Defense - we are excited
to announce several opportunities to learn more about the class as well as
additions to the problem list.

*TLDR:*

   - Starting next week, we will be hosting informational brown bag lunches
   (Feb 16 and 19) and more detailed evening info sessions (Feb 25 and 29) to
   provide information on the methodology, course contents, application
   process, and time for mixing with potential teammates.  Times, locations,
   and links to the Facebook events below.
   - New approved problem topics have been added to the list on the website
   (http://hacking4defense.stanford.edu/dodic-problems.html).
   <http://hacking4defense.stanford.edu/dodic-problems.html>
   DOD/IC Problems - Stanford H4D - Spring 2016
   <http://hacking4defense.stanford.edu/dodic-problems.html>
   hacking4defense.stanford.edu
   Wearable Sensors and Apps for Divers Challenge: Provide a wearable
   sensor system and Apps that will allow divers to monitor their own
   physiological conditions while ...

   - If you are interested in developing your own problem statement, there
   is still time to contact the teaching team.

*Details:*

*Brownbags:* Hourlong, lunch-time sessions to hear an overview of the lean
launchpad methodology and the premise of this class.

Brown Bag Lunch @ Graduate School of Business

GSB G102 - 12:10-1:10 PM Feb 16, 2016 (Facebook Event
<https://www.facebook.com/events/981915911887928/>)

Brown Bag Lunch @ School of Engineering

McCullough 122
<https://campus-map.stanford.edu/?id=04-490&lat=37.4274786713&lng=-122.1728969&zoom=17&srch=MCCULL%20122>
 - 12 PM Feb 19, 2016 (Facebook Event
<https://www.facebook.com/events/1679049585642839/>)


*Infosessions*: Evening sessions to go through the details of the class,
hear pitches of the problem topics, Q&A, and time for team formation.

*Info Session 1* *@ GSB *
GSB M104 6-8 pm, Feb 25, 2016 (Facebook Event
<https://www.facebook.com/events/950302345025299/>)
*Info Session 2* *@ SOE*
Hewlett 103
<https://campus-map.stanford.edu/?id=04-510&lat=37.4290000145&lng=-122.172854859&zoom=17&srch=Hewlett%20103>
 Feb 29, 2016 5-7pm (Facebook Event
<https://www.facebook.com/events/1660793137505732/>)


*New Problem Statements: *New problem topics approved!  For complete
descriptions, see: http://hacking4defense.stanford.edu/dodic-problems.html

   - Countering Adversaries Use of Social Media
   - Countering Asymmetric Drone Activities
   - Real Time Monitoring of Social Media Impressions
   - Virtual Reality (VR) for Enhancement of Military Vehicle Egress
   Assistance Training (HEAT)
   - Analysis and Visualization of Discreet Time-Linked Data Sources to
   Develop Energy Use Trends


*Have an idea?*

If you have an idea about a problem that you think would fit into the realm
of class - contact the teaching team.  The teaching team can help to
evaluate which element of the government might be appropriate to act as a
liaison/mentor and help reach them.
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