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June 30th

Day one of the hackathon will be devoted to distilling your idea.

Jim Selbe, COO at Service to School (S2S)
4pm PST
20-year Marine Veteran

Jim Selbe, Chief Operating Officer, Service to School. Jim is a 20-year Marine Corps Veteran whose previous positions include Senior Vice President for Military Programs at the University of Maryland University College; Vice President for Lifelong Learning at the American Council on Education; and Regional Director for Troops to Teachers in Virginia.

How to build an AI GPT agent
3pm PST
AI workshop taught by Ted Benson

First, you’ll learn how GPT-4 works and why human language turns out to play such a critical role in computing. Next, you’ll see how AI-native software is being made.Taught by Ted Benson, founder of Steamship, MIT Ph.D., & Y Combinator Alum

Jake Wood - Fireside chat
2pm PST
2X FounderU.S. Marine Corps Combat Veteran

Jake Wood is the founder and CEO of Groundswell, a software company that enables companies to make philanthropy an employee benefit. Groundswell launched in 2021 after raising $15 million in venture capital led by Google Ventures.

Prior to launching Groundswell, Wood served as the founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, a disaster response organization that is widely considered one of America’s leading non profit organizations.

Jake is a Marine Corps veteran with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, a twice-publishedauthor, a frequent contributor in the media, and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

Check-In Starts
12pm PST
Jameel Matin

Check in starts with how to navigate the online platform and an ice breaker so we can all get to know each other.

July 1st

Day two of the hackathon will be devoted to building from your imagination.

Jobs Tactics and Strategy
1:30pm PST
Jameel Matin

Learn the best practices in breaking into Tech.

Shane McCrea | Mental Health
12:00 PST
542.4K Followers | 10.8M Likes | U.S. Marine Corps Veteran

Comedian and military veteran influencer known on TikTok as shaneofficial_ has amassed over 500,000 followers where his comedy primarily focuses on his relationship to the Marine Corps

July 2nd

Day three of the hackathon will be devoted to presentations.

Results + Awards + Closing notes
1:45pm PST
All Hands

This is when we announce who wins followed by any closing notes. We hope to see you on Demo day!

LIVE DJ Session
1:30pm PST 
DJ Lord-Isac

While Judges are deliberating, DJ Lord Isac will be taking your requests and playing them live on his DJ set. Take this time to walk around our merch and NFT store while jamming out.

Judging Begins
12:30pm PST
Judges: Adrianna Guevarra, Jack Somers

This is where judges will score based on our rubric

Day 3 Announcements
9am PST
Jameel Matin

Jameel will go over how to turn in project submissions and how to demo your project in front of our panel of judges. This will be followed by rehearsals with your teams. Project repos ought to be turned by 12:00pm PST.