San Francisco TV Hackfest 2013 - Bringing Technology & Creative Industries Together

DATE: Thursday February 7-8, 2013.

TIME: Varies

WHERE: The Moscone Center is located at 747 Howard Street, at the corner of Third & Howard streets, San Francisco. CA 9410

How It Works - Hacking

All API, SDKs and briefs (we have a dozen from sponsors and open source with another 100 available) will be made available online at 8am on February 6th, 2013 - 24 hours before the kickoff of the event. This will allow everyone time to digest and begin to formulate ideas and tackle the briefs.

How It Works - Forming Groups

We are going to run it similarly to Startup Weekend format where we have a microphone out and people can simply start sharing their ideas to the crowd and groups are formed ad hoc - generally. Maximum six people per group.

However, we have also opened up a which you can see below if you want to start networking early. Start posting on ideas and get to know people ahead of time if you like. Try and keep the groups under six people.

Food and Drink

We unfortunately are unable to bring in food due to restrictions at Moscone Center but there is a cafe in the building. However free drinks will be available compliments of our sponsor 5-Hour Energy!

Get Social!
@tvhackfest is the official Twitter account - #tvhackfest is the hashtag and the short link is . Facebook is



February 7




Registration & Welcome. Coffee.


APIs and SDKs get pitched by sponsors.

09:30 - 10:00

Meet the Mentors & Networking (Creatives and Technologists)

10:00 Start

Hackfest starts!


Lunch break.


Judges Arrive - Judges start mingling

17:00 - 18:00

Winding Down for Day

19:00 - 01:00


Networking Party and late night Hack at Networking party at the Mezzanine where Hackers have special area
at 444 Jessie Street, San Francisco

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February 8


Doors Open at Moscone - Coffee Time! Start Hacking!


Mentors Arrive

10:00Meet the Mentors & Networking
(Creatives and Technologists)
10:00-11:00Judges Arrive


Final Call for Hacks
13:00-15:00Presentations Begin

15:00 - 16:30

Final Awards


Hackfest Ends