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Evernote Cal Poly Hackathon
Friday, February 15, 2013 at 6:00 PM (PST)
San Luis Obispo, CA
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About the Evernote Hackathon at Cal Poly SLO
Are you a software engineer, web developer or graphic designer? Are you a marketer, or startup enthusiast?
Come spend 24 hours to build a mobile app, web site or project that will make life better at Cal Poly and your community.
It’s a weekend of hacking where you can think up ideas, pitch concepts to each other, join into teams to quickly build as much as you can, and present the results.
It’s a great way for you to make new connections, learn skills, and get feedback from mentors and your peers. It will be a creative, supportive environment – OK, maybe just a little bit competitive too. Bring your energy and enthusiasm and let’s build together.
During the weekend we will have experienced mentors and speakers on hand to help you with key technologies and the Evernote API. On Sunday everyone will demo to each other and will get feedback from an expert panel. After voting by the judges, and by all of you, we will celebrate with some fun prizes.
Many past hackathons have led to student teams forming start ups of their own -- we hope to see you join that notable list!
How to Sign Up
Help us get the right mix of participants by picking the right ticket: if you can code, pick the developer/engineer ticket, 80 available. Can you do HTML or visual design but not code? Pick the designer/UX ticket, 50 available. Content developer, marketer or startup enthusiast? Pick "Ideas / Other", 20 available. There is no charge to attend but we can only fit a limited number of people so sign up early.
The event will be held in the Bonderson Engineering Center at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. You will need to be there on Friday evening February 15th for the kickoff night. Bring your ideas and we will help everyone form teams. Hack on your project starting that Saturday morning and over the weekend and show your demo on Sunday, February 17th.
Plenty of food and refreshments will be provided on Saturday and Sunday, just bring your own computer.
Powered by Evernote, Computer Engineering Society (CPES), Graphic Communications (GrC) and the Computer Engineering Program (CPE) at Cal Poly
Evernote Dev & Design Support
To support the hackathon and feedback for your projects, we will be sending a crew down to SLO for the hackathon.
Jason Jones is a Product Designer at Evernote, working on the Mac and iOS platforms. In addition, Jason is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo where he got his degree in Graphic Communication.
Jason's personal design work has been featured on major design & creative sites including HOW, Veer, Design*Sponge, Abduzeedo, GOOD.is, and Smashing Magazine. He has also worked on projects for clients including Subaru, Infiniti, LG, Foo Fighters, and Element Skateboards.
Jason lives with his wife and two sons in San Jose, CA.
Twitter - @jasonmarkjones
Chris Traganos is a Senior Web Developer at Evernote, where his focus is on user experience, web standards, and information architecture. In addition, he organizes hackathons and developer relations for Evernote.
Previously, he was a web developer for Harvard University. As part of the digital communications team, Chris managed the University’s main website and the Harvard Gazette online.
Chris holds a BS in Management of Information Systems from the University of Massachusetts. He lives with his family in Silicon Valley.
Twitter - @ctraganos
Mustafa Furniturewala is an iOS Engineer on the Evernote Platform team. He is responsible for the upkeep and architecture of the Evernote SDK for iOS.
Prior to Evernote, Mustafa was a software engineer at Klout and Citrix, working on a variety of projects from audio virtualization to mobile technologies.
Twitter - @mustafasf
Brett Kelly is the Developer Education Manager at Evernote. He runs the developer docs portal at http://dev.evernote.com/. In addition, he works with engineers and developers to improve our overall platform tools.
When & Where
Evernote helps millions worldwide remember anything and everything that happens in their lives. Use Evernote to take notes, save interesting web pages, create to-dos and shopping lists, attach images and PDFs, and so much more. Then, watch as it all instantly synchronizes from your computer to your smartphone, tablet and the Web, allowing you to find your memories at any time from anywhere.