The Hacking for Defense™ team invites prospective Instructors, Government Problem Sponsors, and Corporate Sponsors to come to Georgetown University and participate in our Educators & Sponsors Course.
As we expand the program, this course will teach the methodology used in current and future courses which include: Hacking for Defense, Hacking for Policy, Diplomacy, and Development (an expansion of Stanford’s recent Hacking for Diplomacy course), and Hacking for Urban Resilience.
This is an amazing opportunity to learn and experience the Hacking for Defense methodology with similarly-minded educators from all over the United States while working side by side with potential government problem sponsors. This is the only approved course that meets the instructor certification requirement for hosting Hacking for Defense or any of the other "Hacking for X" courses.
For potential Government Problem Sponsors from across the Interagency, the course provides insight into how to best prepare winning problems for what is a very competitive selection process amongst student teams. Further, the course teaches best practices on how to engage the Hacking for Defense class and maximize student expertise in solving tough problems.
For our Corporate & Industry Partners, this course provides an opportunity for your cohorts of H4D™ team advisors to become certified in applying lean methodology to solving national security problems while also learning how to make the experience supporting H4D® more valuable to your organization.
Please join course authors Steve Blank, Joe Felter, Pete Newell and students from the first Hacking for Defense class in an engaging two and a half day course on how to become part of the Hacking for Defense movement!
Where is the course being taught?
The course will be held at Georgetown University. More information about buildings and rooms will be made available shortly.
Is Lodging provided as part of the registration fee?
While lodging is not covered in the registration fee, we negotiated with the Georgetown Conference Center to block a small set of rooms for the event. At this point all blocked rooms have been reserved, but we recommend that attendees in need of loding still contact the Georgetown Conference Center for accommodations. Contact Cindy Garcia (202-687-3291, email@example.com) for assistance making alternative arrangements.
Are meals provided?
We will provide a catered breakfast on the 17th, 18th and 19th and for a catered lunch on the 17th and 18th.