Program

All Hackathon participants are invited to join us Tuesday afternoon for VERGE Accelerate which includes a panel on start-up financing, a pitch competition, and the closing panel of our VERGE conference.

Hear from pioneers in sustainable mobility with CEOs from SideCar, Scoot Networks and Lit Motors. Stick around thereafter for a cocktail reception wtih our VERGE conference attendees and an opportunity to learn more about the start-ups pitching earlier in the afternoon.

*Note: Your Hack City admission includes all VERGE Accelerate programming.

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* Friday, November 9 2012

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM

Hack City - Meet Up

On-site registration. When you drop in, we'll check you in, give you a nametag and a sticker to indicate which of the three topic areas (energy, buildings or transport) that you came interested to work on.
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7:15 PM - 7:45 PM

Hack City - Opening Remarks

Welcome. Introduction of the event. Thank you to our sponsors and partners.
A note about challenges, challenge presentations and your opportunity to pitch. Read more…

Presented by: Blake Burris Co-Founder, Cleanweb; Krys Freeman Director of Systems + Technology, GreenBiz Group

In conversation with: Bill Weihl Manager of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability, Facebook

7:45 PM - 7:50 PM

Collecting Energy Data

7:50 PM - 7:55 PM

Analyzing Building Energy Management

7:55 PM - 8:00 PM

Tapping Into the Smart Grid

Challenge Sponsor: OnStar

Goal: Leverage data from OnStar APIs to create new applications that benefit customers (Chevy Volt owners), building managers and utilities. Read more…

Presented by: Allen Brodjeski SmartGrid Architect, OnStar

8:00 PM - 8:05 PM

How Parking Impacts Sustainable Mobility - SFPark

8:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Huddle - Claim Workspace

Huddle around challenges or pitches that resonate with you, or ask for help being assigned to a team. Your team should identify a workstation, and sign up all members to that station for the weekend. Read more…

* Saturday, November 10 2012

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Hack CIty - Breakfast

Today teams will begin working on their concepts, while mentors circulate the room to offering feedback & suggestions.

We'll help start your morning with fresh coffee and a continental breakfast spread for the early birds.

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9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hack City - Saturday AM Work Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Hack City - Lunch

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hack City - Saturday PM Work Session

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Mentor Session

Mentors will circulate Hack City throughout the event, but this hour our mentors will be present in mass for your particularly pointed questions. Read more…

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Yoga/Parkour Session

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hack City - Dinner

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Hack City - Saturday Eve Work Session

* Sunday, November 11 2012

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Hack City - Sunday AM Work Session

Wrap up your code and your pitches. Teams will have three 3 min to present and pitch their solutions + A Q/A sesssion before our panel of judges this afternoon. Read more…

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Hack Day 2 - Brunch

Teams put finishing touches on presentationas and their completed and working prototypes to the Hack City participants at large, and our panel of judges. Read more…

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Hack City - Sunday PM Work Session

Wrap up any last details on your presentation - and prototyped apps. We'll begin setting up early - for presentations to start 2pm. Read more…

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Developers Showcase + Awards

Teams will have 3 minutes to pitch their solution before our panel of judges.
A special message from Nick Pudar.
Results from our judging panel - announcing the winners! Read more…

Presented by: Krys Freeman Director of Systems + Technology, GreenBiz Group; Blake Burris Co-Founder, Cleanweb

In conversation with: Nick Pudar VP, Planning and Business Development, OnStar

* Friday, August 16 2013

5:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hack City 2013 - Green Button Data + Problem Brief Submissions Due

Have an idea for a sustainability challenge that we can solve with technology?
Submit a problem statement today!
Our submissions period closes at 5PM - August 16, 2013 Read more…

* Tuesday, November 13 2012

1:45 PM - 4:00 PM

VERGE Accelerate

Half-day program featuring lively debate between top venture capital leaders on the future of cleantech and a heart-pumping startup pitch battle featuring early-stage ventures in digital transportation, smart energy systems and collaborative consumption.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Networking Break

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Keynote Panel: Platforms for Disruptive Transportation

Pioneers in sustainable mobility -- from the Zipcar for electric scooters to tech-enabled ride-sharing and a cutting-edge electric motorcycle -- talk about disruptive business models and the future of transportation.

Presented by: Daniel Kim Founder & President, Lit Motors Corporation; Sunil Paul Founding Partner, Spring Ventures; Michael Keating CEO, Scoot Networks

In conversation with: Joel Makower Chairman & Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Networking Reception