At openNASA, we fulfill our mission by helping you pursue your own.
For the USDA, this mission included raising awareness about the viability of hyper-local agriculture, specifically in but not limited to the United States. They accomplished this by creating the Backyard Poultry Farmer challenge. The concept was simple: by promoting localized agriculture – such as a chicken farm in one’s backyard – the USDA hoped to revolutionize a system in which healthier food would become more viable to greater numbers of people. The challenge had thus been set, and all they needed now was a team that would champion it, the pioneers to give it the renown it deserved.
Enter Bulgaria with the ChicksBook team.
The story of ChicksBook begins with a company called ISG Technology. In the summer of 2012, Atanas Keranov began work at ISG Tech as a junior net developer, where he met Pavel Kolev, a two-year veteran of the company and fellow net developer. Hitting it off, the pair decided to test their new-found creative chemistry by entering in a Bulgarian programming competition organized by Telerik Academy and PC Magazine, as the two-person team KeyDown. KeyDown went on in that competition to win two out ...