CSUSM is located at 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, CA 92096
Free event parking is available in Lot F only. Please place event registration confirmation on your dashboard when parking.
8:00am – 8:30am Check-in, networking, and breakfast.
8:30am – 9:00am Opening and challenge introduction.
9:00am – 9:30am Finalize team information & Walk to Kellogg Library)
Kellogg Library Second Floor
9:30am – 5:30pm Hacking session (lunch available at noon)
5:30pm – Submit project to DevPost
5:30pm – 7:00pm Presentation and judging
University Student Union (USU) Ballrooms
7:00pm – 8:30pm Dinner, judge delivery, and awards
Challenge 1: Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful inspires and educates people to take action every day to improve and beautify their community environment. Established in 1953, Keep America Beautiful is a leading national nonprofit organization that provides the expertise, programs and resources to help people end littering, improve recycling, and beautify communities. The organization is driven by the work and passion of more than 620 community-based affiliates, millions of volunteers, and the support of corporate partners, municipalities, elected officials, and individuals.
Challenge: Identification and Coding of Litter
An important step toward Keeping America Beautiful is to identify problems and educate the public about them. For this challenge, each team is asked to design and develop a software application that can take advantage of current computing technology to help code the varying levels of litter (1=no litter, 2=slightly littered, 3=littered, 4=extremely) in a community using images from Google Streets, and to create a local and national measure of litter. Each team is invited to think through the process of collecting, reviewing, and coding images, the organization of images, and the strategies to engage broader participation from local residents.
Challenge 2: To Be Announced