MWC19 Los Angeles will host the live championship event of the DARPA Spectrum Collaboration Challenge (SC2) on October 23 on the event’s Keynote Stage. Announced this week by MWCLA’s organizers – GSMA – Grant Imahara, well known for his work on the hit Discovery series MythBusters and Netflix series White Rabbit Project, will serve as the championship event’s master of ceremonies. Imahara will provide commentary alongside DARPA’s Paul Tilghman and Gnu Radio president, Ben Hilburn. The team of presenters will guide the audience through several stages of the competition, culminating in a high-energy final match-up between the top teams to determine the recipient of a $2 million grand prize.
“We are excited to have Grant join the SC2 teams on stage at our grand finale in October,” said Tilghman. “As a recognizable figure among the science and technology community, we believe Grant will bring relatable commentary to the event and add a unique perspective to discussions about the competition as well as the future of spectrum sharing.”
MWC19 Los Angeles attendees are also invited to visit DARPA’s booth – #1046 – in the South Hall, where you can meet the SC2 teams and see Colosseum in action. Colosseum is the world’s largest RF emulator that was purpose-built to run SC2’s competitive matches.
The SC2 finale is free to attend and open to all MWC19 Los Angeles attendees as well as the general public. Registration for this featured event will open in July. Please check back for more information about the finale as we get closer to the event.