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HACKtivate ED: A Hackathon for Education

HACKtivate ED

Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

HACKtivate ED: A Hackathon for Education

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Event UPDATES:

Happy Hour location will be Raven Bar (1151 Folsom St, SF) from 6:00-8:00PM on Friday 6/14

Join our waitlist by clicking here for our Registration Overflow form. You'll need to complete this to be considered for spots that open up.

If you're interested in volunteering, click here for our Volunteer Sign-up form. We'll be in touch with more details - stay tuned!

 

Event Overview:

HACKtivate Ed is a two-day hackathon in which developers, data analysts, and designers will form teams, choose a challenge outlined by one of our partner organizations from the education sector, and create a solution (an app or analysis) to be evaluated by a panel of judges. Our event’s unique format is designed to engage a broader audience than the traditional EdTech community, bringing in educators and leaders in the education space and building connections between the education sector and the heart of the tech sector with partners such as Code for America.

At the end of the day, our participants will benefit from the exchange of ideas and best practices. Our education partners will have new apps and analyses that point the direction of how to best address their pressing problems, and technologists have gained new insight into a unique, $1.3 trillion dollar market as well as resources to help them further develop their ideas. Lessons, apps and analyses created during the event would be documented, hosted on the Activate Ed Exchange, and disseminated to the broader Activate ED community.

Below you'll find the event schedule and examples of the interesting challenges you could find yourself tackling at HACKtivate Ed.

Who: Developers, Designers, Data Analysts, Educators

When: June 14-16

Where: SF Bay Area - Code for America

Current Sponsors: Activate Ed, Education Pioneers, Code for America, LewisPR

Partners: Local Bay Area school districts and charter organizations


For more information, visit http://hacktivateed.org/ .

 

Schedule*:

Friday, June 14

  • 6:00 - 8:00PM: Happy Hour and Meet & Greet (Location: Raven Bar, 1151 Folsom St., SF)

Saturday, June 15

  • 8:00 - 9:00AM: Breakfast, Check-in and Registration
  • 9:00 - 10:00AM: HACKtivate ED Launch and Problem Pitches
  • 10:00 – 10:30AM: Team Formation
  • 10:30 – 11:00AM: Problem Break-out Sessions
  • 11:00 – Onward: HACK, HACK, HACK
  • 12:00 – 1:00PM: Lunch
  • 7:00 –  8:00PM: Dinner (Buca Di Beppo)

Sunday, June 16

  • 7:00 – 11:00AM: Breakfast and more HACKing
  • 11:00 – 11:30AM: HACK Wrap-up
  • 11:30 – 1:00PM: Team Pitches
  • 1:00 – 1:30PM: Judges Convene / Lunch (Patxi's Pizza) 
  • 1:30 – 2:00PM: Award Presentations and Closing Ceremonies

*Times may change slightly - updates will be communicated to all participants


Have questions about HACKtivate ED: A Hackathon for Education? Contact HACKtivate ED

When & Where


SF Bay Area - Code for America
155 9th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Friday, June 14, 2013 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM (PDT)


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Organizer

HACKtivate ED

Four Education Pioneers fellows came together with a challenge - how can we better connect the Bay area's tech talent with its education sector? 

Their solution: HACKtivate ED.

HACKtivate ED brings together the Bay Area tech community and local education organizations with a common objective - tackling important, immediate challenges in K-12 education.

For more information, visit http://hacktivateed.org/ .

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