- Submersibles, Code For Fish & Other Rad ThingsCome spend Earth Day Weekend at the place where world-famous ocean explorer Dr. Sylvia Earle and her daughter and engineer Liz Taylor build submersibles and other ocean tools used for ocean expeditions, all while building an app with friends to help save the ocean.With an option to spend the night at DOER Marine as well as a speakers that include a NASA Aquanaut, an Ocean Explorer and an Astronomy lesson, this is the coolest way to spend Earth Day Weekend.Located on the water near San Francisco, Berkley and Oakland, DOER Marine is a 12,000 Innovation Lab in Alameda, California.Richard Branson's Virgin Group is offering $10,000 in prizes, and we will have local prizes as well.The focus is on women & girls in STEAMD, but will have guys running teams and mentoring, so allies are most welcome.
EXPLORERS ORGANIZE CODE FOR FISH WEEKEND
- 4/23 (Sat) 9am -> 4/24 (Sun) 1pm
- Submersible Prototypes built here; like hanging out in Museum but stuff is REAL.
- For example, will see arms & system used to test life support system for James Cameron submersible.
- Option to spend night on Saturday
- Fishackathon is global competition with 40 sites put on by U.S. Dept. of State
- $10,000 prizes provided Richard Branson's Virgin Group
- NASA speaker
- NASA Astronomy lesson Saturday night for people that stay
- All Hands on Deck: Beginners to Experts Welcome & Needed
Ocean Explorer, EngineerCEO of Deep Ocean Exploration Research
Team Built part of James Cameron's Submersible
One of only women on planet that runs a submersible companyKaki Flynn
Outward Bound Instructor, Ski Patrol (Rookie, on Snowboard), Surf Instructor & more
Leadership Trainer & Team Builder
Tech Team for multiple Olympic Games
Software Trainer; worked with Hewlett-Packard, Gateway, IBM & MoreLiz and Kaki are both excited to be hosting a Hackathon with a focus on women and girls.Men and boys that want to come as allies are most definitely welcome; and can bring teams and fully participate in all parts of the hackathon and competition."Liz and I both agreed it was huge for girls to see that women can build submersibles, and be the CEO of a company that builds world-class equipment for exploring not just the ocean but the waterways that cross the United States shore-to-shore.You need knowledge of both software and hardware to explore the underwater world; whether we are talking about the Hoover Dam, the ocean floor or the marshlands."Questions?PS: If you aren't sure:REALLY?About coming and playing with SUBMERSIBLES?And sleeping in a room filled with SUBMERSIBLES.And building an app to protect, save and celebrate our oceans.A NASA Speaker.Seriously. Sign-up.Cancel those other whatever plans, and we will see you there.SCHEDULESATURDAY, 4/239am
Check-in, Meet other hackathon people10am
Liz Taylor, Q&A about building submersibles, ocean exploration
Tour of DOER Marine
Get inside actual submersible. Super fun.NOONLunchNASA Speaker12:30 - 6pmHack the Ocean! Work on App Problem StatementsTeams: 2 minimum size6pm:Get set up for those who want to spend the night. Hackers allowed to stay as long as they want. Teams can continue working here.Darkish:NASA Inspired astronomy lesson right outside doors of Marina, right on water.4/24 Schedule9 amLight breakfast
Liz Cunningham, author of Ocean Country, to talk about almost dying during an ocean expedition and finding peace and beauty with the ocean that almost killed her.FAQsWhat are my transport/parking options getting to the event?Free parking! Gates open at 8 amWhat do I need for hackathon?
What can/can't I bring to the event?No drugs, alcohol or tobacco allowed inside the marina gates.Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?No! I would rather you not print it out. Showing on your mobile phone is fine; or we can pull it up at the event.
- Mobile phone
- Paper & Pen, Dry Erase Board
- Extention cords if you have (we provide plenty of power strips, but just in case)
- No coding skills necessary; but feel free to bring any suggestions you have for best tools for buillding Apps from Beginners to Experts
- WATER BOTTLE: This is a no waste event, so pack your favorite water-bottles and bring extras to share.
- Tupperware & fork/spoon for food. Spoon usually covers everything.
- Sleeping bag, pillow. Can bring inflatable mattresses for sleep. Tents ok too!
- Snacks & Food. Basic refrigerator is provided.
- NOTE: We will have basic food, but with a free event like this, numbers can get hard to count so recommend bringing back-up food
- Note:This is an easy commute from Oakland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley and The Bay Area, so head on over!
Deep Ocean Exploration Research Hosts Hackathon for Women & Girls
Posted by Kaki Flynn