PilotCity Rounds Off Industry Incubator with Final Showcase Event Next Tuesday
On Tuesday, August 14, 2018, San Leandro-based PilotCity will host “PilotCity Flipped 2018,” a micro-conference led by 32 high school interns and fellows who will share their projects, experiences, and best practices from their 6 weeks of prototype and product development efforts in the PilotCity Industry Incubator. Projects include areas in autonomous drone missions, bioprinting, Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality, and telepresence robots. The event will take place next from 4:00PM to 7:30PM at the Zero Net Energy Center located at 14600 Catalina Street in San Leandro.
The high school interns and fellows worked in the former Citibank bank space of the historic Best Building in Downtown San Leandro. In this 5000+ square foot space, the students activated the space, developed and advanced their projects by programming drones, utilizing 3D printing and design, testing with bio-printers, and prototyping smart-connected products with electronics. This program, led by PilotCity, incorporates cities and partnering school districts such as San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Hayward, Oakland, Alameda, Fremont, Richmond, and Mill Valley. Interns and fellows worked for employers and clients including City of San Leandro, City of Fremont, Sony MESH, Seeed, InstaVR, and SE3D.
This event is open to the public. To see the agenda, RSVP, or learn more, visit the event page: pilotcityflipped2018.splashthat.com.
And I am looking forward to hosting a panel at this event, featuring the young women who participated in PilotCity’s program. The experience of women in tech and business generally can be challenging. If you are a woman of color, there are even more challenges. Please join us as these amazing group of talented women talk about their their projects and the opportunities and challenges they faced during this experience!
Thank you, Derick, for giving us this special opportunity to share.