UWB HACKATHON SERIES PRESENTS: 
Garden Innovation Challenge

When:

04 / 21 / 2017  

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

(Lunch and Snacks Provided) 

Location:

University of washington bothell

activities & recreation center (ARC), Campus garden  

The Garden Innovation Challenge is an all-day event in which UWB students of all majors and disciplines can come together to work to improve the garden here on campus. 

 
Photo: UWB ARC

Photo: UWB ARC

  • There will roughly be 18 teams, 6 teams per challenge area, each with 5 members per team 
  • Each of the 18 teams will have the opportunity to participate in one of three primary challenge areas
  • Teams will be chosen prior to the event -- however, the members of those teams will only be aware of their teammates on the days leading up to the event
  • Lunch and refreshments will be provided to all participants of the event!
 

 Context behind the Garden Innovation Challenge:

 

 The Garden Innovation Challenge will be comprised of the following three primary challenge areas:

The Garden of the Future

Purpose: 

This innovation opportunity will serve to challenge our students to consider integrate our garden. 

Problem: 

How embedded systems, sensors, and IOT devices can be utilized to help bridge the gap between electronics, the Internet of Things and a healthy garden.

Challenge: 

Develop a prototypic solution for a need in a garden. ( These solutions can range anywhere from soil humidity sensing, to effective check in check out systems for the garden’s tools to a fully automated greenhouse. )

Water In The Garden

Purpose:

This innovation opportunity will challenge students to reconsider how water resources are utilized in the community garden.

Problem: 

How a balance of gravity fed water, rain water collection and tap water resources can be leveraged to meet the needs of the garden.

Challenge: 

Plan, design and build a prototypic solution of a effective water management. 

 

A Garden Well Thought

 Purpose: 

This innovation opportunity will ask students to work from functional requirements proposed in the 2016 “UW Campus Garden Proposal” to further develop the concept.

Problem: 

How to develop a site map for the garden, and how anything from composting, raise beds, green houses, pollinators, education learning spaces, etc. could be utilized in the space. 

Challenge: 

Develop a strategy by which the implementation of their idea will become a reality in addition to any marketing material, graphics or model required to convey their vision.

 
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