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Santa Clara Robotics Hackathon
Friday, March 2, 2012 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)
Santa Clara, CA
Are you a Bay Area robotics hackathon team or just interested in robot startups?
Join us at the Citrix Startup Accelerator for the launch of the Robotics Hackathon. The Robotics Hackathon is sponsored by RobotShop.com, Google and Clearpath Robotics. The main event is located in Montreal - see main site for all the rules and requirements. Register your team for the Robotics Hackathon by February 17 [12pm PT] to receive a free DFRobotshop Rover.
All Bay Area teams (and spectators) are invited to Citrix Startup Accelerator in Santa Clara for an opening party - with big screen hookup to the Montreal main event (5.30 ET = 2.30 PT). The Robotics Hackathon is going to be heaps of fun and you don't need to be a robot scientist to join us!
Friday March 2
3pm opening speakers via hookup
4pm - 6pm network/brainstorm/party (we'll replay opening if you are late!)
From 6pm Friday the hackathon is on.If there's enough interest the venue may be open all weekend, however Bay Area teams may prefer to work closer to their homes, use the Google Hackathon Hangout and simply join us for start and finish of the Hackathon.
Sunday March 4
1pm submissions due by 1.15
2pm - 2.30 pitch/demos
1. Build a robot
2. Connect robot to cloud
3. Do something useful or fun
Bay Area Robotics Hackathon Launch Party is hosted by ROBOT LaunchPad and Citrix Startup Accelerator - ROBOT LaunchPad celebrates robotics startup community and events. We thought a fantastic first event would be to host a launch party in Santa Clara for Bay Area Robotics Hackathon teams. Sign up for our newsletter for more ROBOT LaunchPad events coming soon, including pitchfests and startup weekends.
Cloud Robotics Hackathon sponsors:
When & Where
ROBOT LaunchPad is a robotics startup community and events, hosting the Robot Block Party Evening Reception at Stanford for the Silicon Valley Robotics forum and all the robot exhibitors.
We just added more tickets so we aren't SOLD OUT anymore! :)
Amazing response to the cloud robotics hackathon! Citrix will keep the space open all weekend for teams to use as a base. Today, Feb 18, is the deadline to register your team for a Rover kit project. After today it's BYO robots only.
Teams are expected to be 3-5 people (no maximum). We will pitch/post all the projects at the opening and give people without teams a chance to find teams looking for people. :)
- Registration/Team formation between 2-3pm Friday 2nd March
- Opening Speakers (via hookup) 3-4pm
- Q&A time (tbd)
- Start working or mixer till 6pm
Citrix will stay open for teams over the weekend or you can arrange to work on your own. Details tbd.
- 1pm Sunday - deadline for online demo submission
- 2pm Sunday - presentations, judging, awards
* If you want to fly solo please contact Robotics Hackathon central directly to register. (We are only doing the Silicon Valley hackathon and the Rovers are being shipped straight to Citrix.)