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Opportunity Hack

eBay Inc

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

Opportunity Hack

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Developer   more info Ended $10.00 $1.24
Designer   more info Ended $10.00 $1.24
Business Developer   more info Ended $10.00 $1.24
Non-Profit   more info Ended $10.00 $1.24
Others Ended $10.00 $1.24

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Event Details

Opportunity Hack is a hackathon sponsored by eBay Inc. with the goal of building solutions that demonstrate the power of technology and commerce to make a difference in the world. Together we will solve real-world problems that nonprofits, small businesses and government organizations encounter every day.
Connect with like-minded technologists, non-profits and social innovators, build solutions and empower people. You will use your technology skills to create opportunity and empower people that need help the most.
Some of the participating Non-Profits include: Save the Bay, Waste No Food, Goodwill Silicon Valley, and many more (full list below). 

How is it different from other hackathons? 
Opportunity Hack uses hacking to solve problems that make a difference in the world. It is hacking for a cause. Hacking for good. Hacking to improve lives.

When is it?
Opportunity Hack will take place October 11 and 12 at Town Hall on the North campus in San Jose.

Who is it open to?
Everyone in the Bay Area is welcome. If you’re part of an orgnization that comes together to build something, Opportunity Hack is for YOU. 
We need App Developers, UI Designers, Software engineers, Data professionals and Product Managers.

What kind of ideas will we be hacking for?
Pitch your own idea at the event and form a team, or sign up for an idea being pitched by local non-profits and public organizations like… Valley Verde, Junior Achievement,Opportunity Fund, San Jose Public Library, Enova, Rennaisance Enterpreneurship Center, Children's Discovery Museum, Breakshtrough Silicon vally, SCU Enterprise Action Research Exchange, Taproot Foundation, Literacy Bridge, Inner City Advisors, Waste No food, TTG, TranSap and eBay Giving Works.

Sign Up NOW!
HURRY!! There are limited spots. This is your chance to make a difference in your community and the world! All ticket sales go towards charity or event expenses.

Detailed Schedule for Attendees


08:00AM: Doors Open to Sponsors / Sponsor Table Setup
08:00AM: Doors Open to Attendees / Breakfast of Champions
09:00AM: Keynote
09:30AM: Nonprofit idea pitches
11:20AM: Team Pitches
12:00PM: Lunch is served
01:00PM: The Hackathon begins!
06:00PM: Dinner is served
11:00PM: Dessert 
12:00AM: Midnight pizza served upstairs
08:00AM: Breakfast is served
12:00PM: Lunch is served / I can’t think straight but this tastes awesome!
02:00PM: Hackathon Ends
03:00PM: Video submissions due
03:30PM: Judging
04:30PM: Closing Keynote
05:00PM: Winners are announced / Prizathon!
05:30PM: Drinkathon / You’ve survived… let’s celebrate!
Have questions about Opportunity Hack? Contact eBay Inc

When & Where

PayPal Town Hall
2161 North 1st Street
San Jose, CA 95131

Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PDT)

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Bill Scott
Sr. Director of User Interface Engineering at PayPal
Bill Scott is the Sr. Director of UI Engineering at PayPal. In a past life he co-created one of the first successful Macintosh games (GATO, 1985), built & designed wargaming interfaces for NATO, led user experience teams (Sabre, Meebo), co-wrote one of the first Ajax/JavaScript frameworks (OpenRico), managed user interface engineering organizations (Netflix, PayPal) and published a design pattern library (Yahoo!). Bill is also a frequent speaker at conferences & workshops worldwide as well as the co-author of the O'Reilly book Designing Web Interfaces. Follow Bill's tweets @billwscott and his ramblings on looksgoodworkswell.com.
Dane Howard
Director, Global Brand Experience at eBay Inc
Dane Howard is a Designer & Entrepreneur. He has built his career through helping companies design, prototype and build products. He has been instrumental in helping companies build the teams needed to design & deliver these products & services for their customers. With a background in sequential media, he has focused much of his work on fast, agile prototyping within a context of a product story. User-focused design and serial thinking are the emphasis of his work.
Joe Miller
Principal, joe miller's company
Joe Miller is a designer, design educator, and a leader in the Silicon Valley arts community. His work in design has been widely published and awarded. Joe is principal of joe miller's company, on the design faculty at SJSU, president of Works/San José, on the Boards of Directors of AIGA SF and Poetry Center San José, and is on the San José City Hall exhibition committee.
Angie Ruan
Head of Engineering, PayPalHere
Angie Ruan currently serves as the head of engineering for PayPalHere, the PayPal mobile product to enable merchants to take payment offline. She is also the president of eBay Women in Technology (eWIT). Previously, Angie hold various technical leadership roles in eBay that delivered the celebrated Asynchronized Messaging Platform, the global eBay mobile platform and the various engineering systems. Angie holds multiple technical patents. She earned her Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She studied Computer Science in Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.
Amritha Prasad
Amritha Prasad is a Product Designer at Uber and recently spearheaded the company's mobile-optimized website redesign. Previously, she has worked on several mobile products in the social television space at Miso that specifically dealt with complex interaction design challenges around content creation and image upload. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction.
Tom Dooner
Tom Dooner is a Software Engineer at Causes, the world's largest online campaigning platform. Born and raised a web developer, Tom recently moved to San Francisco to empower people through his work, developing innovative new features daily with a killer team of code crushers. Tom graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He's thinking of starting a band called Tom & the Dooners.

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