UWB HACKATHON SERIES PRESENTS:
Garden Innovation Challenge
04 / 21 / 2017
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
(Lunch and Snacks Provided)
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.
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
This innovation opportunity will serve to challenge our students to consider integrate our garden.
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.
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
This innovation opportunity will challenge students to reconsider how water resources are utilized in the community garden.
How a balance of gravity fed water, rain water collection and tap water resources can be leveraged to meet the needs of the garden.
Plan, design and build a prototypic solution of a effective water management.
A Garden Well Thought
This innovation opportunity will ask students to work from functional requirements proposed in the 2016 “UW Campus Garden Proposal” to further develop the concept.
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.
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.