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SF Schedule

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Science Hack Day SF Schedule



• Bring your hacking tools of choice: laptop, toolbox, arduinos, science kits, your imagination (lab coats optional)

• We'll supply: power, wireless network, hacking space, meals, snacks, stimulation (of the intellectual kind)

• Science Hack Day goes all night, so you have the option of spending Saturday night inside the venue. Your 3 convenient overnight options are (1) bring your own sleeping bag, (2) organize a place to crash with nearby attendees, (3) treat yourself to 1 night in a nearby hotel


Saturday, November 13:


  • 9:30-10:30am: arrive, sign-in and have breakfast (if taking the Caltrain from SF, there's a 9:15am departure that gets into Palo Alto at 10:17am for perfect timing)
  • 10:30am: Intro Talk
  • 10:40am: 60 sec introductions of speakers who will be giving brief presentations of ideas/raw stuff to hack on in a separate room
  • 10:50am: Talk: The Intersection of Science + Design by Maria Giudice of Hot Studio
  • 11am: Participant Intros: Introduce yourself in three tags! 
  • 11:30am: Hacking begins! 
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: 1 hour of brief presentations (10-15 min each) of ideas/raw stuff to hack on
    • Room Andromeda: Talks on Particle Physics,  Geoloqi, and GalaxyZoo 
    • Room M83: Talks from NASA, Open PCR, and Yahoo.
    • Room Omega Centauri:  Open Forum (TBD)


  • Lunch at 12:30pm


  • Dinner at 7pm

Late Night:

  • Attendee "Sync" - optional 2 min. talks about progress so far
  • Spend the night at the venue (optional)


Sunday, November 14:


  • Breakfast at 9am

Afternoon + Early Evening:

  • Lunch at 12:30pm
  • 1:37pm: Hacking stops
  • 1:37-2pm: Everyone has until 3pm to upload whatever they need to demo their hack/rehearse their presentation
  • 2pm: demos + afterparty: beers opened, teams give 120-second show-and-tell of their hack, peer voting conducted, judges meet in private for 10 min. to decide winner for each category
  • 4pm: Announcement of winners for each category


  • Feel free to go to a nearby bar for an after-after party!

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