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CloudCamp Social Good Hackathon


Friday, January 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM (PST)

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Idea generator
Register with this ticket if you have a sizzling app idea you want to pitch and are looking for a team to help you execute it. Even if you identify as a developer or designer, grab this ticket and take the spotlight on Friday!
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Register with this ticket to vote for the Best Ideas pitched, join a team and show off your skills! If you want to pitch an idea, please register with an Idea generator ticket.
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Use your talents to bring your team’s idea to life with an unparalleled design and user experience. Vote for the Best Ideas on Friday, join a team and show that UX matters!
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Secret weapon
Bring your marketing, project management, presentation, or other skills to give your team the extra edge it needs to win!
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I want to attend one of the pre-hackathon workshops
Register for one of the preparation workshops designed to get you started for the hackathons. We will send you information on these soon.
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With the support of HP Cloud and Intel, CloudCamp invites you to turn your ideas into applications that are OpenStack® based and socially focused. Together with our hackathon partners, we ask you to combine your talent to build something that will have a social good impact and make a difference in people’s lives.

Are you an idea generator, designer, developer, or have other super powers?

Present an idea, form a team and create an app at one of our three hackathons. This is your chance to make a difference for a cause that matters to you while competing for up to $12,000 in cash and prizes. 


Because something that improves lives matters to you, and as an added bonus, you could win one of the following prizes: 

1st Prize: $5,000

2nd Prize: $4,000

3rd Prize: 5 HP Laptops

And there's more...

Drone Race! Game corner! Foosball! Gourmet Food! UP Bands Giveaway!


Friday, January 24
7:00 PM Opening and Presentations
8:00 PM Idea pitches and Voting of Best Ideas
9:30 PM Team formation around Best Ideas
10:00 PM First lines of code until closing at Midnight

Saturday, January 25
9:00 AM Opening
12:00 PM First Video Interviews with all teams
8:00 PM In-house demo rehearsal
9:30 PM More code till closing

Sunday, January 26
9:00 AM Opening
12:00 PM Second Video Interviews with teams
7:00 PM Final Demos and Judging
8:30 PM Winner Announcement and Awards

The Judges:

Marnie Webb is the CEO of Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup Global, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Caravan Studios’ collaborative approach uses a theory of technology intervention to allow communities to respond to the issues they care about most. Caravan Studios recently launched SafeNight, a mobile service that allows domestic violence organizations to crowdsource funding for hotel rooms when shelter is urgently needed. Funded by Microsoft Citizenship, Blue Shield of California Foundation and Vodafone Americas Foundation, SafeNight represents Caravan Studios’ belief that technology can be used to illuminate issues, identify problems, and evoke action. Previously, Webb was co-CEO of TechSoup Global, a 25-year-old organization that distributes more than $600 million in donated technology to NGOs worldwide. In this role, Webb counseled Fortune 500 technology companies, such as Cisco and Microsoft, on philanthropic initiatives that align with their business objectives and recognize the creativity and innovation that nonprofits have to offer.


Rick Moss is Managing Director and Founder of Better Ventures which backs entrepreneurs building a better world. He thrives on solving customer development challenges for startups and spends most of his waking hours at the whiteboard. He has 18 years of technology, entrepreneurship and
corporate venture capital experience with Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Computer Sciences Corporation, The Modem Shop (which he founded) and Kleiner Perkins-backed WineShopper.com (acquired by Wine.com). He holds a BA from Trinity College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Rick believes passionately that technology should be used to address the
world's most important problems. Rick lives in Oakland, CA with his wife and two kids, is an avid cyclist and a craft beer enthusiast.


Mike Maser is the CEO and co-founder of FitStar, Inc., a next-generation digital health company dedicated to helping millions get fit and live healthier lives at home, or on the go. Mike leads the mission in harnessing breakthrough mobile technology to make fitness more appealing and accessible to a worldwide audience. Backed by Floodgate Fund, Google Ventures, Trinity Ventures, and other prominent investors in the tech, mobile and sports industries, FitStar is a leader in the emerging digital fitness space. Mike has spent 17 years building businesses in and around the mobile, tech and digital media sectors as a co-founder, senior executive and advisor to several companies and charitable organizations. Prior to co-founding FitStar in 2012, Mike served in leadership roles at AOL, Digg, Electronic Arts and Intel. Based in San Francisco, Mike lives and breathes his mission to promote healthy living. He keeps physical activity at the forefront of his daily routine, and enjoys mountain biking, running, and of course training regularly with FitStar.


Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez is a San Francisco native, born and bred. Joe is a Bay Guardian staff writer and videographer covering housing, education, and culture. He previously wrote as a freelancer for the Agence France Press, San Francisco Examiner, El Tecolote and other San Francisco publications. For Joe, writing and reporting is an important and necessary calling that helps to address national and local issues. Joe thinks Nintendo is awesome and uses iOS, and If he squint real hard, he can kind of understand some light CSS. Check out Joe's article about judging the hackathon here http://bit.ly/judginghackers


Aza Raskin was named the 2011 Master of Design and a one of the top 40 influential designers by Fast Company. He is currently a VP at Jawbone, which acquired Massive Health of which he was founder and CEO of until early 2013. Before that he was Creative Lead for Firefox and a founding member of Mozilla Labs. In 2012, he was named to both Inc and Forbes 30-under-30. Aza also founded and sold two other companies, including Songza.com which is currently one of the top music apps on the app store. He also creates modular cardboard furniture called Bloxes which are used everywhere from Google to Twitter. In another life, Aza has done Dark Matter research at both Tokyo University and the University of Chicago, from where he graduated in math and physics.

 The Mentors: 

Neil Mansilla (Developer Platform and Partnerships at Mashery)

Yifan Zhang (Co-founder and CEO of GymPact)

Karen Ko (Happiness Manager at ZeroCater, Head Organizer at Tech Gives Back)

Justin Kaufman (Director of Engineering, Raizlabs West)

Selena Larson: Writer at ReadWrite


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Impact Hub
925 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Friday, January 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 10:00 PM (PST)

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