San Ramon Hackathon 2018

About the Event


Why the San Ramon Hackathon?

Located in the Bay Area, San Ramon is surrounded by people working in the tech industry. Why not host a hackathon to bring them together to solve the city’s challenges? Their creativity and experience can help build apps, products, and ideas that benefit the community! This was the thought from a high school student inspired by a hackathon he attended at a nearby county. This initiative received an enthusiastic response from the Mayor’s office. Jointly organized by the City, Green Apple Education Foundation, and Bishop Ranch Innovation Intelligence Accelerator, the inaugural San Ramon Hackathon will be held on April 7th, 2018. The event is open to all in the Bay Area. Bring your brilliant and innovative ideas to reality and solve the challenge described below!

The Challenge: Emergency Preparedness

The city of San Ramon is seeking ways to improve its emergency preparedness. There have been major emergencies nearby recently, including fires in Napa/Sonoma, earthquakes, and mudslide. There are also everyday emergencies, such as single house fires that disrupt citizens’ lives and put them in dire needs of resources and help. The Hackathon attendees should use technology to address this challenge. Examples include, but not limited to:

  • Communicate government disaster recovery plan to citizens
  • Prepare citizens for emergency, such as emergency preparedness checklist and disaster supplies kit
  • Communicate the latest information to citizens during and after emergency including recovery status
  • Enable collaboration of all parties responding to an emergency
  • Connect citizens with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
  • Enable citizens to volunteer and to share resources, including food and housing, in case of an emergency
  • Connect the citizens in need to hyperlocal help and resources, as well as non-profit organizations
  • Step-by-step guidelines for citizens post-emergency to get life back to normal
  • Enable donations from citizens to help other citizens after emergency


City of San Ramon

San Ramon is one of the most populous and prosperous cities in the Bay Area. With over 76000 residents, the city government works hard to maintain a high quality of life in this great city. This Hackathon is meant to help improve life for all residents.

Green Apple Education Foundation (GAEF)

GAEF is a student run 501c(3) non-profit organization located in San Ramon, California. It's mission is to promote technology and innovation amongst youth of all ages and backgrounds, to raise awareness of education for underprivileged children, and to introduce young adults to opportunities that leverage their passion for technology.

Bishop Ranch Intelligence Innovation Accelerator (BRIIA)

BRIIA was founded in 2017 as an integrated data innovation accelerator and collaborative community for machine learning and artificial intelligence. BRIIA is a community of specialists with diversity and passion in emerging technologies, analytics, marketing, sales, UX, and business development. Here, cutting edge data technologies meet entrepreneurship to foster growth in new ideas and markets.