espnW Hack Day 2012

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espnW Hack Day
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espnW Hack Day

ESPN presents espnW Hack Day in partnership with the Stanford University Graduate Program in Journalism and Stanford d.School.

Event Details

November 9-10 Stanford

November 9-10

Friday 5pm - 9pm
Saturday 8am-9pm

Hasso Plattner Institute of Design

Stanford University (Thomas F. Peterson Engineering Laboratory)Building 550 550 Panama MallStanford, CA 94305
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About espnW is ESPN's online destination for women, connecting fans and athletes to the sports they love and follow.

What will you build?

What will you build?

Mobile, digital and social products to serve sports fans or athletes — from busy, on the go female fans to tools that connect athletes at all stages of life.



Gina Bianchini

Gina Bianchini

Special Guest Speaker

Gina Bianchini is the CEO and founder of Mightybell (, and also the co-founder and former CEO of Ning. Gina has been featured on Fortune Magazine’s "40 under 40," Huffington Post’s 10 technology "Ultimate Game Changers," and 7x7 magazine’s "Hot 20" list.

Ann Grimes
Ann Grimes

Director, Graduate Program in Journalism, Stanford University

Rob King
Rob King
SVP Editorial, Digital and Print Media, ESPN
Danielle Tiedt
Danielle Tiedt
Chief Marketing Officer, YouTube
Sara Haider
Sara Haider
Sr. Software Engineer, Twitter for Android
Sophia Chung
Sophia Chung
Software Engineer, Facebook
Jessica Kahn
Jessica Kahn
VP, Product , Engineering, & Ops, Disney Mobile
Justin Ferrell
Justin Ferrell
Director of Fellowships, Stanford Univ.



FridayNovember, 9TH

5:00 PMRegistration / Food

6:00 PMWelcome Address

6:15 PMAPI Demos

7:00 PMIdea Pitches

7:45 PMTeam Formation

SaturdayNovember, 10TH

8:00 AMRegistration / Food

9:00 AMIntro & API Demos

10- 6 PMHacking!

12:30 PMLunch

1:30 PMRush to Finish!

6:30 PMFood & Presentations

8:15 PMAwards



Best App w/ ESPN API

Behind-the-scenes VIP trip to ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, CT with an ESPN Technology meet and greet (includes travel accommodations), plus access to an additional ESPN experience that will be announced at the event. For each team member (Max: 4).

Best Use of Facebook API

$750 Facebook Ads credit & Facebook sweatshirt (Each member)
Nike Fuel Band

Best Use of Twilio API

Nike Fuel Bands ($150 value) & $50 Twilio credit (Max: 4)

Best Mashery API Network Demo


Best Use of Twitter API

Twitter Schwag Bags (Max: 4)

Best Use of YouTube API

Nexus 7 Tablet

Best Use of ESPN API (Runner Up)

ESPN API Backpack (Max: 4)



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