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Partner Event: Fri 4/25 - Sun 4/27 Nissan Zero Emissions Hackathon

Nissan Zero Emissions Hackathon Fri 4/25 @6pm - Sun 4/27 @5:30pm

A special invite for Autohackers to the Nissan Zero Emissions Hackathon at the end of April:

- Please come and join us between April 25 and 27 at the Nissan Research Center – Silicon Valley, a fantastic new facility here in the valley.  Help shape a more sustainable future with expert company sponsors providing deep technical expertise and exclusive access to API's and support.  There will be catered food, great schwag giveaways, and compelling prizes awarded across different categories.

Register Here:


Inspiring introduction presentations, APIs, code samples, food to keep you going, and caffeine to keep you awake. In addition, our event partners are bringing a group of technical mentors to assist you in building faster, smarter and better solutions using new tools.


your laptop, skills, ideas and enthusiasm for zero emission transportation. Please arrive with a collaborative team-focused mindset. Feel free to form teams in advance on HackerLeague, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or on We will do our best to help facilitate attendee communication leading up to the event.

We're looking for technical as well as non-technical people to build web apps, mobile apps, develop business ideas and concepts and to put together hardware hacks. Our sponsors will give you inspiration for your ideas and help you to realize them.

Whether you are an EV driver or not, a backend developer, who likes to code in JEE/Ruby/PHP/.NET, a front-end UI wizard, or are a designer, you are invited to attend this event. Every group will need a good balance of talent, and your development skills are definitely needed! Please register early, tickets are limited.


Day 1, Friday April 25, 2014

6pm Registration opens, reception & networking

7pm Opening speeches - Nissan, SF BayLEAFs, Schneider Electric, OSIsoft 

7:30pm API introductions; participant pitches 

9pm Evening shutdown

Day 2, Saturday April 26, 2014

8am Opening, breakfast buffet served 

8:30am Competition kicks off! 

12:30pm Lunch buffet served 

6:30pm Dinner buffet served 

10pm Evening shutdown

Day 3, Sunday April 27, 2014

8pm Opening, breakfast buffet served 

8:30pm Competition Starts 

12:30pm Entry submission deadline 

12:30pm Lunch buffet served 

1:45pm Presentations and judging begin 

5pm Winner announcement & prizes 

5:30pm Closing 


Nissan Research Center - Silicon Valley will be on hand to inspire your ideas on how to improve EV ownership experience.

Schneider Electric - French-based global specialist in energy management wants to meet bright people with new ideas.

OSIsoft - Global leader in enterprise infrastructure for management of real time data and events is providing tools, and will help access our sample vehicle data.

ESRI - is providing technology that enables organizations to create responsible and sustainable solutions to problems at local and global scales. ChargePoint - the biggest and fastest growing EV charging network in the country is proud to support this event with its network data and APIs.

SAP - the world leader in enterprise software and software-related services is providing OpenXC-based vehicle simulator, complete with a steering wheel, pedals, and a connection to SAP analytics tools Lumira & HANA

Additional tools, data and API access provided by: 

Glen Canyon Corporation (advanced smart metering)

 PlugShare (charging locator)

Twilio (service credit and API)

Local Motion.


Dr. Maarten Sierhuis Director, Nissan Research Center - Silicon Valley

Mike Calise Director, Electric Vehicles, Partner Business, Schneider Electric

Martin Otterson Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Industry, OSIsoft


Brendan Jones Director, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy, Nissan North America 

Koji Yamamoto Div GM of Vehicle-IT and Autonomous Drive Division from Nissan Motor CO., LTD. 

Matt Miller Transportation Industry Principal, OSIsoft 

Marvin Green Manager, EV Software Solutions, Schneider Electric 

Dave Lewis Project Manager, ESRI 

Simon Lonsdale VP, Business Development, ChargePoint 

Maddi Hausmann Board Member, SF BayLEAFs, EAA SV 


No paper tickets will be required. Just show your registration confirmation email at the event registration desk when picking up your name badge. This badge is your event ID, and it must be visible at all times. For security reasons, a badge will be required to re-enter the building. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable. If you are unable to attend please contact us ([masked]). 


Event participation contingent upon acceptance of the official Competition rules.  


Tweet about your idea and participation with #ZEInnEVation 


Sheraton Sunnyvale, which is in a short walking distance from Nissan Research Center, has graciously agreed to provide a special event rate for up to three nights between April 25 and April 28. All Zero InnEVAtion participants and guests qualify for this rate. Two room options are available: 1. Standard King Bed - $89/night + taxes (including unlimited internet access)

2. Standard Two Queen Beds - $89/night + taxes (including unlimited internet access)

These special room rates are available for reservations by April 18th only. Please use this link for on-line reservations:

Phone reservations: Call the[masked] or[masked] and ask for reservations. Make sure to reference code “SFLEAF” when talking to reservation agent

Hotel address: Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel 1100 N Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Phone:(408)[masked]

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  • SF B.

    Hi, and thank you for RSVP'ing for the ZE Hackathon. We would love to have you. Please note that time is running out for Eventbrite signups, which are necessary to put on a well-organized event.

    I created a deeply discounted sign-up code for your use. It's good for ten (10) tickets. If you wanted a complimentary ticket, that can be arranged, but as a general rule, we have been asking everyone to chip in a nominal amount in order
    to filter out some of the noise free events generate.

    April 15, 2014

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