Hackathon by the Sea: Girls' Edition
to Jun 23

Hackathon by the Sea: Girls' Edition

Memo to:  IT Guild
Date: April 17, 2018
RE: VC  Innovates Student Hachathons
From: Rodrigo Cardenas

I.  Inaugural Hackathon by the Sea Devpost submissions

Some of the amazing student projects were submitted during the Inaugural Hackathon by the Sea in December.  You can view some of the innovative programming that was submitted into GitHub here: https://hackbythesea.devpost.com/. GitHub brings together the world's largest community of developers to discover, share, and build better software, enjoy.

II  Hackathon by the Sea – Girls’ Edition.

We are recruiting female mentors for our Hackathon by the Sea- Girls Edition. This two-day program was designed to empower upper middle school and high school Ventura County girls to experience the innovation and excitement that occurs when the power of coding is unleashed.

Mentorship is an integral part of any hackathon and literally changes lives. This is where you come in. Mentors work with students to help them create prototypes and turn their vision into reality. A good mentor can vastly improve a hacker's experience and learning, and inspire them to pursue their dreams.

More details:

  • When: This two-day event kicks off on June 22nd from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with an installation and dinner. It resumes on June 23rd at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m.; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are provided.
  • Theme: “Make tomorrow better” Attendees will build projects that make everyday life a bit easier. 
  • Who can attend: This event is open to all female Ventura County students in grades 7–12. All experience levels are welcomed!
  • Prizes: Attendees can expect door prizes, awards, and plenty of swag.
  • How to sign up: Sign up to be a mentor at hackathonbythesea.com
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Civic Alliance Future of the Region Conference
8:00 AM08:00

Civic Alliance Future of the Region Conference

Join us for the 2018 Future of the Region Conference!

This thought-provoking conference will tie together important themes and trends from the Civic Alliance's 2017 State of the Region report and explore potential solutions to Ventura County's future challenges.

The highly respected State of the Region report analyzed local data to spotlight trends and quality of life indicators in our region. Used by government officials, business leaders, nonprofit organizations and many others, the report provides unbiased data impacting our community.

The conference will build on this data by presenting notable speakers who will connect the dots from the report and share their experiences working on innovative solutions to similar challenges in their own industries and regions.


Speakers will include:

Dr. Joshua L. Schank, Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Extraordinary Innovation, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Dr. Beatriz Solis, Program Director, Healthy Communities, California Endowment

Dr. Sundar Sundareswaran, Vice President, Teledyne Scientific

Local experts in technology, transportation and public health will participate in a lively panel discussion following guest speakers.  


Wednesday, May 23
8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m
Courtyard by Marriott 
600 East Esplanade Dr, Oxnard, CA 93036


**Registration and Breakfast Buffet available at 8:00 a.m.
Opening remarks will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.


$75 Non-Members
$50 Members

 (PLEASE NOTE: All current members and sponsors were sent an email with a promotional code. Email Info@CivicAlliance.org with questions!)


Questions? Contact us!

(805) 500 - 6610 x 104

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Pharos Launchpad
6:30 PM18:30

Pharos Launchpad

What's a Launchpad?

Launchpads are fast and simple networking events, designed to get the startup community out talking and collaborating.

Who will be there?

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Startups
  • Local Business Owners
  • Industry Experts
  • Investors


You should attend if:

  • You're interested in entrepreneurship and innovation in Ventura county
  • You want to get connected to local resources that support startups
  • You're looking for a mentor, co-founder, funding, etc.
  • You have an idea and don't know where to start
  • You love working on new projects and want find your next passion
  • You have years of experience in a certain industry and want to share it with others


Share what you're doing!

Are you a business owner or have a side hustle that you're working on? Select the "Presenter Ticket" option for a chance to speak during this event and share the work that you're doing. We'll contact you if you've been selected.

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