Open Source AI Hackathon

Hackathon Schedule

Friday, April 5

6p: Doors open, networking starts, snacks and drinks provided

630p: Event begins, lightning talks

645p: Networking exercises

715p: Pitches start — People who have a project in mind or idea can share their pitch with the crowd, 30 seconds each

8p: People join teams and the work begins

Saturday, April 6

9a: Doors open, coffee and breakfast served

10a: Quick pitch – teams looking for more collaborators can pitch project again, 30 seconds each

1015a: Work begins

1130a: Workshop: “Open source AI for multimodality: the next challenges and opportunities” with Victor Sanh, lead research scientist at Hugging Face

1230p: Lunch served

230p: Workshop: “How I learned to stop worrying and embrace AI at my organization” with Jimmy Jacobson, CTO Codingscape

6p: Teams get dinner together in neighborhood, Brown Center doors close

Sunday, April 7

9a: Doors open, coffee and breakfast served

11a: Workshop: “Mapping AI Impacts: A World-Building Approach” with Borhane Blili-Hamelin, AI Risk and Vulnerability Alliance

1230p: Lunch served

230p: Teams start preparing demo presentations to show what they have built

330p: Demos begin – teams get 3 minutes each to demo their projects (time to be adjusted based on number of teams)

5p: Farewell!


Hackathon Code of Conduct

We’re all here to learn and collaborate, and want everyone to participate in that same spirit. A hackathon is a chance to explore something new and be creative. You may be working with people you just met, or perhaps with longtime friends or colleagues. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind:

  • Be Respectful: People are coming from different backgrounds and experiences, but everyone deserves to be treated respectfully. There will be no tolerance for any sort of harassment or negative behavior, and people doing so will be asked to leave the event. We are committed to making participation a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of level of experience, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, personal appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, or religion. Examples of unacceptable behavior by participants include the use of sexual language or imagery, derogatory comments or personal attacks, trolling, public or private harassment, insults, or other unprofessional conduct.
  • Assume good intentions: People may have different communication styles and practices, and this event is a short time to get to know each other. Assume good intentions and ask someone to clarify anything when you think you don’t understand what they intend. Seek to collaborate rather than create conflict. 
  • Work openly: Some people may be coming from companies or organizations with products live for the public, but a hackathon isn’t the time to work on something proprietary where intellectual property could get murky. Assume anything you work on here could be open source in the spirit of open sharing for a wider benefit. This is a place to meet potential future collaborators and prototype products you might later build out.

We expect everyone attending to follow these guidelines, and please get in touch with the event organizers if you have any issue relating to the conduct of an attendee so we can take appropriate action. 

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