Hackfests are a way of engaging a community to rapidly respond to and solve technical problems. Hackfests are short, on the order of days to a week, but they can catalyze bursts of creative development. Like the creation of the Signal Metadata Format (SigMF) that came out of the DARPA Brussels Hackfest earlier in 2017, Hackfests that bring together diverse and skilled people with the right energy and tools can produce new solutions to hard problems.
The DARPA Bay Area SDR Hackfest probes the new uses we can find for UAVs once we make it a programmable extension of a computer. To accomplish this, we are putting a software defined radio onto a UAV as the radio link between a ground station and a flight controller. This concept presents an exciting opportunity for teams to develop new application spaces and capabilities for UAVs.
Teaming applications are now open and will close on July 15th, so put your teams together and get your applications in! We want to see you in November.