Open Hack SF 2018

Thanks to everyone for making Open Hack SF18 a great success!

First Place

First Place Team

Team Health4u

Team: Steven Wong, Jason Wei, Abdi Mohamud, Veronika Veres, Adam Villarreal

Second Place

Second Place Team

Team Anti-Suicide Project Submission

Team: Skylar Krieger


Judges of hackathon

Tom Dooner

Leigh Jin 

Carlos R. Julio


San Francisco State University, Business Building, Room 202 

1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco CA 94132

Friday, April 27, 2018

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Kick off social

Saturday, April 28, 2018

9:45 a.m.    Check-in and Breakfast 

10:00 a.m.  Welcome - Schedule and logistics announcements

10:15 a.m.   Subject Matter Expert briefing - Challenges/Datasets/API

11:00 a.m.    Begin coding 

12:30 p.m.    Lunch 

1:30 p.m.     Coding continued 

4:30 p.m.     Optional progress briefing

7:00 p.m.     End of Day 1

Sunday, April 29, 2018

10:00 a.m.    Breakfast 

10:15 a.m.    Logistics briefing & updates

10:30 a.m.    Begin coding

12:00 p.m.    Submission Deadline

12:00 p.m.    Lunch  

1:00 p.m.     Presentation of projects

2:30 p.m.     Judges Voting 

3:00 p.m.     Awards 

3:30 p.m.     Post event social

Following in Hack for MN's footsteps, we are trying something different for our hackathon prizes. Instead of cash or another piece of plastic something, we would like to offer the winning teams:

One hour Q&A/Mentor review of the project with Aaron Borden, Innovation Specialist at 18F.

One hour Q&A/Mentor review of the project with Andreas Gros, Data Scientist at Facebook.

One hour Q&A/Mentor review of the project with  Carol Ruth Silver, American lawyer and activist

2018 Challenges

Submit Your Challenge

Do you have an idea for a new solutions that can use publicly-released data, code and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, our cities, our states and our country?  Please submit challenges by April 26, 2018 


Equity, Community & Resilience

Why does all software created at Open Hack and National Day of Civic Hacking have to be open source?

We believe in giving participants the most freedom possible in licensing their work, balanced with the freedom of others to use and adapt technologies to their needs. We require that all projects worked on through the initiative:

1. Are licensed under a Free and Open Source, Creative Commons, Open Data Commons license. 

2. Have their code posted on a publicly available code repository. GitHub and Google Code are popular choices.

Meet the Judges

Tom Dooner: Developer Evangelist, Code for America

Leigh Jin: Professor, Department of Information Systems, College of Business, San Francisco State University

Carlos R. Julio: Accreditation Assessment Analyst, Graduate College of Education, San Francisco State University

Guidelines for Judging

  • Impact

  • Accessibility

  • Complexity

  • Sustainability

  • Product

  • Presentation

Sunday, 12 Noon deadline

Create a basic presentation for the judging with the following elements:

  • Slide 1: Team Member BIOs and role on team

  • Slide 2: Project Name

  • Slide 3: Technology Description and list

  • Slide 4: Introduce and Describe Project and what problem you are solving

  • Slide 5-9: Screen Shots and demonstration of Prototype

  • Slide 10: Your plan for next steps or ideas for implementation.

  • Code on public repository