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Tech to Protect Challenge

November 1 @ 5:00 pm - November 3 @ 5:00 pm

The Tech to Protect Challenge, implemented by the RedFlash Group and SecondMuse under contract with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division, is a national open innovation contest designed to help emergency responders—including EMS, firefighters and police—accomplish their mission to serve and protect our communities nationwide.

Join entrepreneurs, inventors, and innovators with diverse backgrounds who share a common interest in creating technology that can improve the safety of their communities. Regardless of your area or level of expertise, we invite you to use your talents and join researchers, scientists, and emergency responders in advancing technologies and applications for public safety.

For additional information on how to participate in-person or online, the contests you can create solutions for, the rules and more, visit


Up to $35,000 in cash prizes will be awarded at each Regional Codeathon event.

  • At the event the top submission per contest will be awarded $1,000
  • Post event, the top 4 submissions overall (from any Contest) at the Seattle Regional Codeathon will be awarded as follows:

First Place Overall: $10,000

Second Place Overall: $7,500

Third Place Overall: $5,000

Fourth Place Overall: $2,500

About Tech to Protect Challenge: Seattle, WA

The Seattle location for the Tech to Protect Challenge is one of ten in-person coding contests inviting participants to create technology solutions that will aid emergency responders in serving and protecting communities across the country. This local event is organized by Coding Dojo. The venue is provided by Amazon Web Services.


November 1 @ 5:00 pm
November 3 @ 5:00 pm
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Coding Dojo
(844) 446-3656


Amazon Doppler Center
2021 7th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121 United States
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