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             Come improve small scale fish farming

Hundred of thousands of small scale farmers grow shrimp and fish globally. It is important to reach out to these farmers to help them understand best managment practices. We are looking for designers, developers and project managers to help us create a platform to deliver best management practices to these small scale farmers. In turn, we also need to retrieve data to assure these farmers do not have large environmental impacts. This data collection can form the basis for aquaculture improvement across the globe. 

Location

University of Massachusetts Boston Campus

RYAN LOUNGE

3rd Floor McCormack Hall

Honored Guest

Andrew O'Brien

Andrew O’Brien is the Special Representative for Global Partnerships in the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships (S/GP). Previously, Special Representative O’Brien had served as Secretary Kerry’s Massachusetts State Director in the Senate since 2007, reprising a role he had served in from 2003 to 2005. In this position, O’Brien played a lead role in all major policy and legislative deliberations affecting Massachusetts in the United States Congress, and is particularly proud of his work with small businesses, organized labor, the LGBT community, youth, veterans groups and new immigrants on behalf of then-Senator Kerry. In the past several years, he has lectured on politics and government at the city, state and national levels. In 2007, O’Brien was named one of the city’s Ten Outstanding Young Leaders by the Boston Jaycees and in 2009 he was named one of Massachusetts' "Top Ten Political Operatives" by Campaigns and Elections Magazine.

Prizes

A select winner will be awarded $5000 in cash by Cast Software

The Office of Global Partnerships & tone are offering a trip to the Philippines.

Virtual accelerator for 3 months by VentureHive to turn your project into a sustainable business!

A one-year license of Mathematica Student Edition and a one-year free subscription to WolframAlpha Pro

Schedule

Friday


6:00PM

Arrive and introductions 

Dinner will be served

7:00PM

Begin project description
R Hannigan -U MAss Boston -  welcome
             view the Kerry video
Mr Andrew O'Brien - State Department– our oceans / sustainable fisheries
M Tlusty – NEAq -  project framework
M Thompson - NEAq - begin shrimp farming project description

8:30pm

Develop workstreams and teams

Saturday


8:00AM

Breakfast

12:00PM

Lunch

4:00PM

Develop Project Presentations

5:00PM

Dinner and project presentations

6:00PM

Awards

7:00PM

Finish

10:00pm

Goodbye! UMB and the facilities will close

Sunday


1:00PM

Deadline to submit code for best code prize ($5,000)

Tuesday

Our Oceans Conference in Washington DC:  www.state.gov/ourocean.

Tuesday

Winner presents project for grand prize (Trip to Philippines)

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