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Tech to Protect Challenge: September Winners

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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 emergency responder communications.

Teams spent three days coding to solve public safety challenges from a diverse set of 10 contest technical areas. Local public safety officials and leading technology companies served as resources, judges, and reviewers to help participants develop solutions to address the current needs of firefighters, EMS, and law-enforcement - all with the goal to improve the safety of communities nationwide.

Join us in celebrating the winning solutions for each regional codeathon! 

Chicago, IL

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Contest 6: Voice to Commands to Virtual  Assistants: Hands Free Device Control

Zenext: Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest 6 ($1,000)

Contest 2: No Need to Repeat: Delivering Mission Critical Communications

  • Push to Talk Private and Group Calls: Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 5 ($1,000)

Contest 5: Fire Safety in 3D: Incentivizing Homeowners to Create Pre-Incident Plans

  • Fire Safety in 3D: Top Overall #3 ($5,000), Best in Class Contest 5 ($1,000)

Contest 10: Organizing Chaos: Calming Catastrophe by Tracking Patient Triage

  • T2P.Contest 10: Best in Class Contest 10 ($1,000)

College Station, TX

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Contest 9: Making the Case: Proactive image Protection

  • Harris County Proactive Image Protection: Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest 9 ($1,000)

Contest 10: Organizing Chaos: Calming Catastrophe by Tracking Patient Triage

  • Virtual Patient Tagging Using Face Detection in Mass Casualty: Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 10 ($1,000)

Contest 4: Got You Covered: Mapping LTE Capabilities to Save Lives

  • Dream Team Maps: Top Overall #3 ($5,000), Best in Class Contest 4 ($1,000)

Denver, CO

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Contest 9: Making the Case: Proactive Image Protection

  • Corroborator: Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class Contest 9 ($1,000)

Contest 5: Fire Safety in 3D: Incentivizing Homeowners to Create Pre-Incident Plans

  •  Home Pro(Tech): Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 5 ($1,000)

Contest 7: Sensor Integration: Monitoring Emergency Responders' Health

  • HeartLink - Realtime Emergency Responder Database: Top Overall #3 ($5,000), Best in Class Contest 7 ($1,000)

Contest 10: Organizing Chaos: Calming Catastrophe by Tracking Patient Triage

  • TTPTriage: Top Overall #4 ($2,500), Best in Class Contest 10 ($1,000)

Washington, D.C.

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Contest 9: Making the Case: Proactive Image Protection

  • SIM Based Image Authentication: Top Overall #1 ($10,000), Best in Class ($1,000) 

Contest 6: Voice Commands to Virtual Assistants: Hands Free Device Control 

  • Apollo AI: Top Overall #2 ($7,500), Best in Class Contest 6 ($1,000) 
Created February 27, 2020, Updated March 5, 2020