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Saturday, September 3 • 8:00am - Sunday, September 4 • 6:30pm
HACKATHON: UC Berkeley 'Disrupting Mobility' Hackathon FULL

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The BRIDGE SF 2016 UC Berkeley Hackathon explores how Shared Automated Electric and Connected (SECA) vehicles will impact the way people and goods move within a city. Participants will be asked to define and solve these challenges:

1. How will SECA vehicles impact residents, commuters and businesses?
2. Can SECA vehicles better serve the underserved?
3. Will SECA vehicles lead to greater safety?
4. What about adapting to new or unpredictable changes including emergencies?
5. How can multiple shared services work together?
6. How can multi-modal integration be achieved between various public and private transportation modes?



This 48-hour Hackathon is open to university students and professionals. Participants are welcome to join from academia, government, and industry. We invite participants from the U.S. and abroad to attend this event. You can sign-up as a team (2 to 4 people) or register alone. Participants registering alone will be organized into small teams at the start of the event.

Expected Deliverables 
Teams should model the impact of SECA vehicles on traffic, the environment, safety, etc. These include EV carsharing, taxis, public transit vehicles, and delivery vehicles taking into account the need for charging solutions.

Your team’s creative output could be in the form of mock-ups, working prototypes, virtual models (animation, video), graphics (renderings, infographics), simulation models, and business and operational models. Participants are welcome to bring any additional hardware, software, or other materials and components to the Hackathon.

Evaluation Criteria 
Each team will present their concepts to a panel of expert judges at the end of the Hackathon starting at 2pm Sunday, September 4th. The judges will evaluate your project based on its value-add to the end users including research academics and institutions; developers and planning departments; and to the general public especially in regards to:

  • Improved Travel Times

  • Accessibility (Seniors, Disabled)

  • Economic Benefits (Jobs, Productivity)

  • Scalability, Open Source Design and User Interface

  • Environmental Impact.

Winner of the Hackathon will be awared a Microsoft BizSpark membership. They will receive tickets to BRIDGE SF's Thought-Leadership Panels on Thursday, September 8th @ the David Brower Center in Berkeley. Winners will also present at the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) conference Fridat, September 23rd in San Francisco.

This event is possible thanks tot the generosity of our sponsors.

Platinum Sponsor

International Association of Transportation Regulators 

Silver Sponsor



Saturday, September 3
8:00-9:00am Registration + Breakfast
9:00am-10:00am Opening remarks and introductions, 
9:00am-12:00pm Group work, mentoring
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-6:30pm Group work

Sunday, September 4
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-1:00pm Finalize Projects
1:00-2:00pm Lunch
2:00-5:00pm Presentations and Judging
5:00-6:00pm Awards and closing

Event website: http://library.its.berkeley.edu/bridgesf

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2016-bridge-sf-disrupting-mobility-hackathon-tickets-26928590138 

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Kendra K Levine

Librarian, ITS Library
Transportation librarian. Left back. DJ.

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Gert Christen

Chief Operating Officer, City Innovate Foundation
Gert Christen is an international expert in building and growing technology businesses. He has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, North & and Latin America. Before returning to California, he was the CEO of BlueLion and Startzentrum Zurich, two Swiss startup incubators and founder... Read More →
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Pieter J. Fourie

PhD Researcher, Engaging Mobility, ETH Zurich, Future Cities Laboratory
Pieter Fourie is a simulation modeller specializing in transportation. Previously he developed integrated transport/land-use models for decision support to South African metropolitan planning authorities at the South African Council of Scientific and industrial Research (CSIR). He... Read More →
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Susan Shaheen

Professor and Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California, Berkeley
Susan Shaheen is a pioneer in innovative mobility strategies. She was among the first to research and write about the changing dynamics in shared mobility and likely scenarios through which automated vehicles might gain prominence and is actively working on advanced air mobility and... Read More →

Saturday September 3, 2016 8:00am - Sunday September 4, 2016 6:30pm PDT
ITS Library, UC Berkeley