Agathon 2017 | Agriculture Hackathon

The AGathon is Hawaii’s first ag-tech hackathon. Its purpose is to support Hawaii farmers and strengthen the Hawaii agriculture industry through collaboration with Hawaii’s innovation community, which includes startups, entrepreneurs tech firms, independent software developers, designers, and more.

Kickoff – Reverse Pitches

The AGathon 2017 kickoff was held Jan. 6, 2018 at the Hawaii Agricultural Research Station (HARC) in Kunia. Participants heard five “reverse pitches,” in which representatives from Hawaii’s ag community presented specific challenges that could be addressed through the application of technology and innovative thinking.

Even if you were unable to attend the kickoff event, you are invited to review these pitches, develop ideas, form teams, and join us at Impact Hub Honolulu for hackathon weekend, Jan. 13-14, 2018!

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Pitch #1: Food Waste

Reverse pitch #1 on “Food Waste” by Robyn Pfahl, Hawaii Farm to School Coordinator, Hawaii State Department of Agriculture.

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Pitch #2: Immigrant Farmers

Reverse pitch #2 on “ESL” by Ken Nakamoto, Agribusiness Development Corporation.

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Pitch #3: Farm Data

Reverse pitch #3 on “Farm Data” by Rob Barreca, Director, Farm Link Hawaii (LocalOrbit).

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Pitch #4: Food Traceability

Reverse pitch #4 on “Food Traceability” by Luisa Castro, Food Safety Program Manager, Hawaii State Department of Agriculture.

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Pitch #5: Ag Crime

Reverse pitch #5 on “Ag Crime” by Brian Miyamoto, Executive Director, Hawaii Farm Bureau.

About Ryan

Ryan has been an advocate for open data policies and practices since studying and practicing journalism at the University of Hawaii, and in the years since as an independent publisher and blogger. He set up the Hawaii Open Data Project in 2011, prior to co-founding the non-profit Hawaii Open Data the following year.