MILITARY VETERANS

Current & Former Military Regroup To Storm The Web

Veterans Hackathon 2020

veteran hackathon coders watching the keynote speaker Tony Taylor USMC veteran.
veteran hackathon coders watching the keynote speaker Tony Taylor USMC veteran.
Fall In Happy Hour | Guest speaker Tony Taylor | Christmas Room Kumospace
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Hackathon: a sprint-like competition for technologists to collaborate intensively on software projects over a 24- to 48-hour period.Veterans’ Hackathon is for anyone with ties to the military, designed to solve problems at the junction of tech and veterans’ health administration.

These current and former military members not only had the cleanest rooms, but they also brought a clean style of thinking.

Purpose-driven and purpose-built

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Ken Lewis, 20 years Air Force veteran and SAFe Scrum Master
Dan Engel, U.S. Navy veteran, Corpsman, Petty Officer 3rd Class, 2nd Marine Regiment. Fall In vets hack winner.
Dan Engel, U.S. Navy veteran, Corpsman, Petty Officer 3rd Class, 2nd Marine Regiment. Fall In vets hack winner.
Dan Engel, USN veteran, Corpsman, Petty Officer 3rd Class, 2nd Marine Regiment.

“I was amazed at the different levels of experience involved in the Veterans’ Hackathon. Despite being a beginner, I was still able to contribute to my group earning third place. The best part is, I still communicate with my partners, and with the help of Fall In, we are turning our prototype into a fully functional application.”

Here is a snapshot of day one finishing strong with set ideas and partners. Some vets even going past midnight at The Rooftop Bar,

veterans hackathon participants inside kumospace rooftop bar
veterans hackathon participants inside kumospace rooftop bar
Kumospace Rooftop Bar with DJ sets powered by spatial audio technology
Example of what spatial audio tech looks like at the veterans hackathon
Example of what spatial audio tech looks like at the veterans hackathon
“3D audio or spatial audio is emerging as the next evolutionary stage in sound” — According to Qualcomm.

Day two— Agile class presented by Drew Podwal from MadHive

veterans hackathon participants inside kumospace living room
veterans hackathon participants inside kumospace living room
Participants of the agile class inside the kumospace living room

Day 3 — Demo Day

Fall In Veterans’ Hackathon judges come from C-suite executive roles in engineering and design.

Fall in, veterans hackathon judges. Military and veteran appreciation team
Fall in, veterans hackathon judges. Military and veteran appreciation team
Adrian Co-founder zencastr | Brent Co-founder Vinovest
Veterans’ Hackathon Burn pit graph built by team pyrograph comprised of U.S Marines
Veterans’ Hackathon Burn pit graph built by team pyrograph comprised of U.S Marines
Pyrograph Burn pit App
Brandon Boyd USMC veteran, Fall In Veterans’ Hackathon winner
Brandon Boyd USMC veteran, Fall In Veterans’ Hackathon winner
Brandon Boyd USMC veteran, II MEF, 2nd Radio Bn. — Platform Marketer, Fortellis.io
Military unit logos by team pyrograph comprised of U.S Marines as part of the Veterans’ Hackathon
Military unit logos by team pyrograph comprised of U.S Marines as part of the Veterans’ Hackathon
The team @ Pyrograph are comprised of Marines from these units
Jeri from Queens, USMC spouse and attendee at the fall in Veterans’ Hackathon
Jeri from Queens, USMC spouse and attendee at the fall in Veterans’ Hackathon
Jeri from Queens, a USMC spouse attendee

“I really appreciated the #1 winning team was focused on burn pits & opening up access to data, so relevant.

I’ve been following Jon Stewart’s work on raising awareness around burn pits & related impact on veterans’ health — This is also something that’s very personal for me since I know my husband was around burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan, during his deployments.”

John Yu U.S Army, Wendy Maldonado USAF, Alex Verhulst USN, Matt Perez USMC Veterans’ Hackathon
John Yu U.S Army, Wendy Maldonado USAF, Alex Verhulst USN, Matt Perez USMC Veterans’ Hackathon
John Yu U.S Army | Wendy Maldonado USAF | Alex Verhulst USN | Matt Perez USMC veteran
Veer Singh Veterans’ Hackathon third place winner
Veer Singh Veterans’ Hackathon third place winner
Veer Singh USMC reservist
marine corps unit logos and participants of the fall in Veterans’ Hackathon
marine corps unit logos and participants of the fall in Veterans’ Hackathon
Team members of MentorHub are comprised of these units

Financial Freedom

The team at financial freedom built by fall in mentee at the fall in Veterans’ Hackathon
The team at financial freedom built by fall in mentee at the fall in Veterans’ Hackathon
Financial Freedom App
The team at financial freedom built by fall in mentee at fall in Veterans’ Hackathon
The team at financial freedom built by fall in mentee at fall in Veterans’ Hackathon
Michael Rodriguez | USMC Officer turned Software Engineer at JP Morgan
Veterans’ Hackathon are comprised of TBS Marines from these military and marine corps units. The basic school and TBS logo
Veterans’ Hackathon are comprised of TBS Marines from these military and marine corps units. The basic school and TBS logo
The team @ Financial Freedom are comprised of Marines from these units

Lo and behold, a deployed Lance Corporal checked-in to the hackathon from the same place I was first deployed back in 2007.

We both became so baffled we started laughing.

He was so stunned he invited his Corporal over just to make sure he wasn’t tripping out or something.

The Corporal’s reaction probably

Conclusion

“The team at Kumospace is thrilled to host our nation’s finest, whether they are jamming on a hackathon for positive change or just catching up with old friends deployed across the world. Our mission is to bring humanity back to the internet and we need all the good men & women we can get.” — Brett Martin Co-founder @ Kumospace / VC Charge

Fall In to the next Veterans’ Hackathon to propel your career

Trying to punch above my weight. Formerly @USMC. I write to think better.

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