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GigHacks - The Essentials


Thanks for bringing your excitement & curiosity to this growing gigabit community and for adding your energy & talent to empower people with these tools.

GIGHACKS kicks off next Friday night May 1 and we wanted to share some info and ask you to share as well:


Friday night we would LOVE for you to bring your giga-curious friends. The secret to success here is diversity – of experience, of expertise, of everything – so encourage them to engage and share their perspectives. We are happy to share dinner, drinks & beautiful views of the Bay Bridge at night – even if they can’t commit to the whole weekend.


Doors @ 6 // optional machine learning workshop by Startup.ML @ 4
Welcome & Framing @ 7
60 sec. project pitches @ 7:30
Socializing/idea mixing/team building @ 8
Dinner & Hacking starting @ 9

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Hack until noon, enjoy KC BBQ, national & local demos from 1-3


Delicious food/drinks/snacks all weekend including Little Star pizza, legit Kansas City BBQ from Jack Stack and more.


Downtown SF @ 60 Spear St., 11th floor
One block from Embarcadero; easy public transit; secure bike parking; nearby parking garages; beautiful views of the Bay Bridge and waterfront.


In addition to the talented community you’ll have many resources to draw from:

  •   Nvidia GRID – cloud GPU service   
  •   ooVoo – multi-party video over webRTC
  •   Revolve Robotics – Kubi telepresence robots & API
  •   Giroptic – 360 degree camera
  •   ImmersiON VRelia – SDK to VR platform/app store
  •   Orange Octopus Studio -- our own mini-Amazon EC2 just for you
  •   webRTC support & mentorship from several companies including Mozilla’s WebRTC team
  •   VR headsets, a 4K display, Beam robot, MusicianLink and some other hardware –

And of course, access to a 1GBPS connection for everyone (we have ethernet cables and AC Wi-Fi)!

*** Please let us know if you have any other requests or ideas.


Hack hard, play hard. We want to give you a chance to try out some gigabit experiences and get a taste of what we like to call “gigabit rocket fuel” for you including a MusicianLink setup to try jamming with far away folks, teleconference robots, cloud gaming, even arcade games and foosball, and view on the Bay bridge for your eyes only!

When you need to have a rest, we will have two sleeping areas with blankets and mugs included for you.

We’re excited to see what we can build together. Let’s get gighacking!
The Orange GigaStudio team