NIST PSCR Awards $180,000 at Tech to Protect Challenge November Codeathons

30 Teams Named Winners at Regional Events Held Nov. 1-3, 2019 Last weekend, teams of innovators from the east coast to the west coast of the U.S. coded technology solutions for emergency responders. Many cutting-edge submissions were judged by panels of public safety and technology leaders, with 30 teams winning hard-earned prizes totaling $180,000 by …

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From Interior Design to UX at the Denver Tech to Protect Challenge Hackathon

Three Women Develop Winning Technology to Improve Firefighter and Citizen Safety   When Emily Schisler signed up for the Tech to Protect Challenge in Denver, Colorado, she didn’t know what to expect. And she most certainly didn’t plan to win $8,500 in cash prizes for her two submissions at a national hackathon for public safety technology. …

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Meet Toolbox LA, A Host Behind Tech to Protect Los Angeles

Take a look at our Q&A with Toolbox LA and discover why they’re excited to help make the Tech to Protect Los Angeles hackathon a reality. Join them Nov. 1-3 to code new technology for emergency responder communications. Register here for a chance to win a share of $35,000 in cash prizes!  Q: What does …

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September Tech to Protect Challenge Winners Announced

13 Teams Recognized at Nationwide Regional Codeathons held Sept. 27-29, 2019 Congratulations to the September Tech to Protect Challenge winners who were recognized for their innovative technologies developed at the regional codeathons held September 27-29. Participants attended events in Washington D.C.; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO;  and College Station, TX, to connect, collaborate and create for …

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Tech to Protect Supporter Spotlight: DotProduct

In this blog series, we highlight our amazing industry partners that support the Tech to Protect Challenge and its goal of creating new technology for emergency responders. Take a look at our Q&A with DotProduct and discover why they’re excited to be a part of our national open innovation contest. Q: What does DotProduct do? …

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Tech to Protect Supporter Spotlight: Bespoken

In this blog series, we highlight our amazing industry partners that support the Tech to Protect Challenge and its goal of creating new technology for emergency responders. Take a look at our Q&A with Bespoken and discover why they’re excited to be a part of our national open innovation contest. Q: Who is Bespoken? A: …

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We Want YOU: Join the Tech to Protect Challenge in Your Community

Every day America’s emergency responders including EMS, firefighters and law enforcement, put on their uniforms and set out to protect the communities they serve. The Tech to Protect Challenge supports their mission by inviting people like you to innovate the technology they use in daily emergency response operations.   Two people committed to rallying their communities …

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A Public Safety Codeathon Beginner’s Survival Guide

Six tips to know if your first codeathon is the Tech to Protect Challenge. A codeathon is an event focused on bringing together a diverse group of people to solve real-world challenges using data, technology and creativity. If you’re new to the coding world or haven’t attended a codeathon, this may seem a little foreign. …

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