Saturday, January 24th 2015
10am-11:30am – Participation Check-In and Breakfast
Participants make their way to the NestGSV offices in Redwood City, gearing up for
the 30 crazy hours ahead! We will have shuttles departing from SFO.
Participants will receive their badges and program brochure, and will enjoy an
11:30am-12:30pm – Hackathon Kickoff
Keynote speeches, API Demos, and a lot of fun.
12:30pm – Hacking Begins! May the Odds Be Ever In Your
Teams will begin working on their projects, and will have little interruptions in the
next 24 hours. At specific points in time they will be requested to give feedback on
their progress, requests for mentor assistance, and other inquiries through an
online survey. Dozens of mentors will attend the event at some point in the 24 hours
to assist the teams. These mentors are highly qualified engineers, designers and
entrepreneurs that are well established in the industry; we recommend you utilize
their presence at the event and learn as much as you can from them!
3pm-4pm – Lunch is served!
Enjoy some great lunch, which will give you energy throughout the next 30 hours!
7pm-8:30pm – Dinner is served!
Dinner will be served at key locations in the NestGSV venue in a buffet style. Teams
may take food from the key locations and eat at their hacking space. Make sure to
eat a lot, you’ll need the energy!
Sunday, January 25th 2015
12am – Midnight snacks!
Got a craving for something sweet? Something salty? We’ll have huge stocks of
snacks for you to munch on!
3am – Surprise???
You’ll have to wait and see :)
6am – Progress Report #2
Teams are requested to fill out a short Google Form with their progress, mentor
8am-9:30am – Breakfast is served!
The most important meal of the day. You have 9 hours of intensive coding left, don’t
miss out on this free energy! You’ll need it!
1pm-3pm – Lunch is served!
The last meal before hacking stops. With 4 hours left to hack, we don’t want you to
miss out on any minute. We’ll come around with baskets of food for you to choose
from, so you don’t have to spend time going to the food locations!
4pm – Hacking Stops! Take your hands off the keyboards!
An alarm will sound, police will storm the building and anyone touching their
computer will be sent to the dungeon. No but seriously…no cheating. Hands off!
4:30pm – Round 1 of Judging Begins!
Teams will be split into two groups, each with a distinguished panel of judges. Each
team will have 2 minutes to present their awesome work in front of the judges. The
panel will choose the top teams to advance to the final round with live demos! After
the pitches, everyone will gather in the ground floor café where the finalists will be
announced promptly. A member from each team of finalists needs to report to the
organizer’s desk to answer several questions regarding the live demos.
6pm-8pm – Final Pitches Begin and Winners are Announced!
This is it, what we’re been working for! One by one, the top teams will take the stage
and do a live demo of their work in front of our final panel of distinguished judges,
which includes executives from Google and Facebook, VCs and CEOs of
accomplished startups. Get ready for some fun!