Hackathon to be in fall
Stockton event for problem solvers
By Wes Bowers
Record Staff Writer
Posted Jun. 21, 2015 at 4:54 PM
STOCKTON — A two-day conference aimed at solving the state’s water challenges has been rescheduled for the fall and for only one day.
Innovation Hub San Joaquin’s H20 Hackathon, originally planned to occur in March, is now taking place Oct. 9 at the Robert Cabral AG Center, Stockton.
San Joaquin Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Kathy Miller said the event was postponed because many universities invited to the hackathon had little time to prepare between the February announcement and the original March 27 date.
“We decided to postpone the event, because in talking to various schools and universities, they couldn’t get it together that fast,” Miller said. “So we decided to let them use the spring semester to get their students together and prepare for a fall date.
The hackathon was originally a two-day event, with the first day to occur at the Cabral Center, and the second day to be at the Hilton Stockton.
Students from University of the Pacific, San Joaquin Delta College, Stanford University, University of California, Davis, and Mills College with skills or interests in programming, engineering and software development will participate in the daylong competition to create apps or programs that could solve water challenges.