SanJose

This page lists more specific details on the solutions developed for Opportunity Hack in SanJose.

Tons more detail is available on GitHub and Devpost.

2019

November 2nd and 3rd

PayPal TownHall, San Jose, California

Keynote: Daniel Torunian,Vice President, Employee Technology & Experiences and Data centers at PayPal

Sponsors: PayPal

DevPost | GitHub

Sewa US and Vyasa Houston & Yoga Bharati run an initiative to improve public health and provide help during disasters. They usually get requests for volunteers, and as per requirements, they reach out to their registered volunteers. The problem they are facing currently is that the communication between Sewa US and volunteers is entirely manual. They send out messages to their volunteers, but there is no mechanism to manage the response. Also, there is no standard way of registering a volunteer or requester. Our idea is to create a common platform where all requests and volunteer assignments can be managed seamlessly with a workflow pipeline.

2nd Place

$2000

In California, 25,000 foster youth “age out” of the foster system every year. Out of these:

  • 25% are homeless

  • 37% are high school dropouts

  • Only 3% graduate out of college

  • More than half are unemployed

  • 90% live in poverty earning less than $10,000 per year

3rd Place

$1,000

We were inspired to work with Braven, a non-profit organization that partners with universities to provide low-income and first generation college students with hands-on experience in industry.

Programs like Braven empower first generation and low-income students. When talking to Braven representatives, our team realized that we take many life skills for granted. We have parents that have gone to college that help us edit resumes and review school essays. First generation and low-income students do not always have this luxury, and oftentimes they question their ability to succeed.

I personally know many first-generation college students who have faced these same challenges and as a result failed to apply for that really cool internship, or super competitive job because they do not feel like they possess the skills or network to get the job. I am thankful and hopeful that Interview Day will help Braven continue to reach these students in a streamlined fashion, empowering them towards success.

2018

August 18th and 19th

PayPal TownHall, San Jose, California

Keynote: Sri Shivananda, CTO, PayPal

Sponsors: PayPal,

DevPost | GitHub

2017

October 28th to Nov 3rd

PayPal TownHall, San Jose, California

Keynote: Jimmy Wong, Senior Developer Evangelist

Sponsors: PayPal, Cisco, Coding Dojo, Intuit

DevPost | GitHub

2016

July 8th, 9th and 10th

PayPal TownHall, San Jose, California

Keynote: Sri Shivananda, CTO, PayPal

Sponsors: PayPal

DevPost | GitHub

2016

Sep 25th and 26th

PayPal TownHall, San Jose, California

Keynote: John Alioto, CTO of Technical Evangelism & Startup

Sponsors: PayPal, SVCC, Microsoft, IBM

DevPost | GitHub

2015

October 3rd and 4th

PayPal, San Jose, California

Keynote: Hillary Hartley, Co-Founder and Deputy Executive Director @18F

Sponsors: PayPal,

DevPost | GitHub

2014

October 11th and 12th

PayPal, San Jose, California

Keynote: Joel Yarbrough, Sr. Director, Global Solutions and Verticals at PayPal

Sponsors: eBay Inc.

DevPost | GitHub

2013

October 10th and 11th

PayPal, San Jose, California

Sponsors: eBay