October 27-28, 2018

Saturday, October 27

  • 9am: Check-in & Breakfast
  • 10am: Welcome & Intro
  • 10:45am: Lightning Talks, First Session
    • AI Processors for Autonomous Vehicles (Helen Lurie, Lyft) @ Main Stage
    • Climate Change Visualizations (Olya Irzak, Frost Methane) @ Kitchen
    • The Future of Biosensors, with Example Datasets (Jean Rintoul, Mindseye Biomedical) @ Café
  • 11:05am: Lightning Talks, Second Session
    • Creative Off-label Tool Use (Lenore Edman, Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories) @ Main Stage
    • Satellite Data Resources (Shanna McIntyre, Delos) @ Kitchen
    • Sharks! (Vicky Vásquez, Pacific Shark Research Center) @ Café
  • 11:25am: Lightning Talks, Third Session
    • Making Your Brain More Efficient (Indre Viskontas, SF Conservatory of Music/USF) @ Main Stage
    • The Science of Water in the Urban Environment: Tools and Ideas for Effective Communication (Melanie Okoro, Eco-Alpha Environmental and Engineering Services) @ Kitchen
  • 11:45am: Lightning Pitches @ Main Stage
  • 12:30pm: Lunch
  • 5pm: Livestream Q&A with a deep sea expedition
  • 6pm: Dinner
  • 9pm: Doors locked (leave anytime, but no re-entry until 9am)
  • 10pm: Enjoy the night sky on the roof
  • Late night: Optional sleepover (18+ only)

Sunday, October 28

  • 9am: Doors open & Breakfast & Movie: Hidden Figures
  • 12:30pm: Lunch
  • 1pm: Hacking ends. Hacks need to be entered online no later than 1pm!
  • 13:37: Hack demos begin! 2 minutes for each team to present.
  • 4pm: Winning teams award ceremony


GitHub, 88 Colin P Kelly Jr. Street, San Francisco CA 94107

GitHub is ADA compliant.

  • Public Transit: GitHub is a 10-minute walk from the Caltrain/Muni station at 4th & King; an 18-minute walk from Montgomery St. BART station.
  • Bike Parking: There is a bike rack inside GitHub.
  • Car Parking: If you’re needing to park from Saturday through to Sunday, we recommend using the SFMTA Moscone Center Garage, located at 255 3rd Street (a 15 min. walk from GitHub). They allow overnight parking (though the garage is closed from 2:30am-9am on Sunday morning). The daily maximum is $29, so you may want to carpool, which you can coordinate with others on the Science Hack Day Slack channel.