GEO Hackathon and GEO Academy will be held in Sao Paulo in 2014

Events will be held parallel to MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica, the largest and most important conference and trade fair in Latin America

Curitiba, September 24, 2013 -MundoGEO is finishing the design of a marathon of development using geospatial data, that will be held from May 7 thru 9. This event will take place parallel to the 4th edition of MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica 2014 - Conference and Trade Fair on Geomatics and Geospatial Solutions ( - and will offer special spaces for prominent young talents and their mentors.

GEO Hackathon will feature challenges proposed by the public sector and make available the data, software, support and infrastructure in order to support solutions development. The winners will be awarded and will have their work widely disseminated.

MundoGEO is also preparing the  GEO Academy - to be held at the same time and location - an innovative space for scientific research propagation based on the market needs. This meeting will have a different model from the traditional academic ones, which are usually based on fixed poster sessions and long presentations. Based on community feedback, this new event will feature applied research presentations of 10 minutes, called GEO Talks. These lectures will be held in an arena specially built for this purpose, in addition to the “e-Posters” - digital screens for results presentations.

Both GEO Hackathon and GEO Academy will take place at Frei Caneca Convention Center, the same place of MundoGEO#Connect 2014. By a simple displacement using the elevator or the stairs, producers and users of geospatial information will be in touch with researchers, students, developers, entrepreneurs and young talents, in order to seek solutions for today's issues and to better prepare the professionals of the future.

These two projects will have universities, companies, public and non-governmental institutions support, and the participants of both - the academic research and the marathon projects - will be free to propose solutions using any kind of tool and also free or commercial data.

Further information will be released soon. To speak to MundoGEO#Connect organization team, please send an email to   Email Contact or call +55 (41) 3338 7789. 

About MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica

MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica – Conference and Trade Fair on Geomatics and Geospatial Solutions – is the largest and most important event in Latin America in the geoinformation sector. The third edition was held from June 18 to 20 of 2013 in the Frei Caneca Convention Center, in Sao Paulo (SP), Brazil, with the main purpose to provide a new type of interactive experience between experts, researchers, end-users and industry operators using innovative models of dynamic models of debates and lectures, which favors the exchange of ideas and interaction among participants and panelists.

About MundoGEO

MundoGEO, founded in 1998, is leader in Latin America in integrated solutions for media and communication for the geospatial and LBS sectors. The connection platform generates content in portuguese, spanish and english for more than 100,000 professionals registered in the magazine, web portal, social nets, webinars and events, such as MundoGEO#Connect LatinAmerica.


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