6:00pm to 6:30pm - Food and Drinks.
6:30pm to 6:45pm – Welcome + Meeting announcements by Jose Saldana (User Group Leader)
6:45pm to 7:15pm – Welcome to The Pi Shop by Mark Jackson (Founder / Executive Director at The Pi Shop)
7:15pm to 8:00pm – Design and engineering with SolidWorks Surface Modeling from an industrial designer’s perspective by Michael Run (Industrial Designer for Design Engine)
8:00pm to 8:15pm – Prizes and giveaways.
The ACE 10 will be visiting The Pi Shop in a closed event to take a look at our facility.
Please see below for more information about the ACE 10 tour and Pi Shop Schedule:
The 10th Americas Competitiveness Exchanges on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ACE) will take place from Sunday, October 21 to Saturday, October 27, 2018 showcasing key Northern California destinations that are helping to move the success that is Silicon Valley’s Innovation and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem across the Golden State. The delegation will visit San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Salinas, Fresno, Sacramento, and Davis and explore potential partnerships with universities, private sector partners, state and local governments, and non-profits. Together, we can address some of the most significant challenges we face globally by embracing the new connections, partnerships, and possibilities.
5:00PM Load Bus & Depart for Product Incubator (PI) Shop
5:20PM Arrive at Product Incubator (PI) Shop: 1755 Broadway Street, Fresno, CA
5:25PM Tour brief tour of facility lead by Mark Jackson, Founder and Executive Director, The PI shop is Fresno’s newest innovative incubator and “micro-factory” for entrepreneurs and designers to design, test, build or manufacture products; an extension of the University of California, Merced’s Venture Lab http://www.thepishop.org/
5:45PM Mix, Mingle and Reflect with Local Breweries
Reflection Activity – an opportunity for ACE participants to reflect on and discuss trip experiences. Refreshments provided. Golden Pitch Opportunity #1
59 Days of Code is teaming up with Root Access Hackerspace to bring you the first ever hardware hackathon! Halloween themed, of course. Get your tinkering fingers ready to create a costume, decoration, or trick just in time for October 31. Cash & prizes & bragging rights (details coming soon!). Presentations in costume encouraged.
Registration Deadline: Friday, October 19 8:00p
Kick-Off Event: Friday, October 19 6:00p-8:00p @Root Access Hackerspace
Code & Build: 6:00p October 19 - 5:59:59p October 30
Final Presentations & Awards: Tuesday, October 30 6:00p-9:00p @Root Access Hackerspace
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