IRRI, Smart to hold ?bigas? hackathon

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Organizers of the event, slated on Nov. 10 to 11, said the hackathon is eyeing to develop innovative solutions in many aspects of rice research, ranging from complex computational problems to the creative use of games and social networking:

? Improving the collection and study of research data ? Providing information and/or technologies to farmers or extension workers ? Indexing library and other institute data ? Improving institute processes and procedures ? Storing survey data better, or speeding up survey data processing ? Designing a digital moisture meter etc.

Bigas Hackathon is open to all developers especially those based in Laguna and nearby cities and provinces. A team must have a minimum of two members. The event is free of charge, but registration is required. Transportation (bus from Makati to IRRI), food and accommodation will be provided for free for registered participants only. Interested developers can register via the Eventbrite page. Then join the Facebook group to get more info about the event.]]>

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