(Montgomery, Ala.) – MGMWERX is accepting applications for the upcoming Smart Community – Coding Sprint on August 25-28 in Montgomery. The Coding Sprint will take place during the Air Force Information Technology & Cyberpower Conference (AFITC). The Coding Sprint offers non-military professionals an opportunity to solve a military issue. Military leadership will be presented with the coding sprint solution by MGMWERX at the conclusion of the Coding Sprint.
“This Coding Sprint is intended to mobilize a select group of trailblazing developers from both inside and outside the military to rapidly generate a software product that answers the mission challenge,” explained Steve Werner, Director of MGMWERX.
A team of individuals from various backgrounds will be needed. No technical background is required, and anyone can apply to be on the team. MGMWERX is searching for developers, designers, and writers, in addition to techies. Team members will leave with experience in an Agile software development environment, experience creating an open source minimum viable product, and receive credit in the developers’ programming portfolio.
The event will be hosted at MGMWERX. Because MGMWERX is devoted to providing the best solutions and expertise for the Air Force, the Coding Sprint also fulfills their mission to assist the Air Force in achieving the best functionality possible.
“MGMWERX fosters the collision of ideas between inspired Air Force members and gifted innovators from around the nation to overcome difficult obstacles faced by today’s demanding high-tech missions and their warriors,” said Werner.
MGMWERX was created under a Partnership Intermediary Agreement to align with the education initiatives of Air University. MGMWERX augments ongoing Air University programs, through events like Pitch Night, to enhance production of high-quality, innovative research and ideas that span issues of importance to the Air Force. This includes, but is not limited to, doctrine, strategies, capability needs, operational concepts, training, education, and science and technology.