– Global movement will unite Bay area designers, developers, scientists and innovators to explore new scientific concepts and solutions

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Science Hack Day, a global grassroots science movement aimed at empowering scientific innovation, today announced it will host, in cooperation with Thomson Reuters EndNote, San Francisco’s fifth annual Science Hack Day event October 4-5 at software company GitHub’s headquarters on Brannan Street.

On Saturday, October 4, nearly 200 innovators from San Francisco’s tech, science and design communities will gather at GitHub’s offices for 48 consecutive hours to participate in a fun competition to build the best scientific prototype, or "hack." As a global movement designed to connect individuals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, Science Hack Day has held over 30 events in a dozen countries since its launch in 2010. Since its beginnings, every year, Science Hack Day San Francisco has been the movement’s premier and largest event throughout the world. Last year saw the creation of 38 new scientific prototypes ranging from a personal planetarium, a robotic ukulele to a mobile application that encourages users to drive less aggressively.  

"Over the last five years Science Hack Day San Francisco has brought some of the most unexpected creations to life, truly exemplifying our mission to nurture innovative thinking," said Science Hack Day Global Director, Ariel Waldman. "We’re excited to launch the 2014 Science Hack Day San Francisco to provide the region’s tech, design and science communities with the opportunity to come together to explore new concepts and create new solutions."

Interested in participating in Science Hack Day San Francisco?  Register online at http://sciencehackday2014.eventbrite.com. Hackers across the globe can follow live updates from Science Hack Day San Francisco on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sciencehackday and at hashtag #ScienceHackDay.

Science Hack Days planned for the remainder of 2014:  

  • Berlin, Germany, October 24-26, 2014
  • Mexico City, Mexico, October 25-26, 2014
  • Bogota, Colombia, November 22-23, 2014

Primarily fueled by volunteers and regional sponsorships, Science Hack Day’s first global sponsor, Thomson Reuters EndNote, the leading software for researchers, librarians and students to find, publish and manage bibliographies, citations and references, is helping further the global movement’s goal of making science more accessible by providing funding and marketing support to increase awareness, enhancing current events and inspiring new ones.

"We’re happy to support Science Hack Day San Francisco, and look forward to the innovative creations that emerge from the melding of its tech, design and science communities," said Amanda Addis, general manager, Thomson Reuters EndNote. "Science Hack Day is a fun and energetic event that’s designed to nurture imagination and inspire creativity. We work with intelligent information on a daily basis and see what kinds of astonishing things can happen when people from varied disciplines are able to collaborate, brainstorm and build."

Learn more about the global Science Hack Day and EndNote. Follow EndNote on Twitter for updates on Science Hack Day, including interviews with the winners: https://twitter.com/EndNoteNews or online http://endnote.com/sciencehackday. Register for Science Hack Day San Francisco at http://sciencehackday2014.eventbrite.com.

To organize a Science Hack Day in your city, visit http://sciencehackday.org or connect via Twitter: http://twitter.com/sciencehackday.

Science Hack Day
Science Hack Day is global grassroots scientific movement aimed at empowering scientific innovation with 48-hour events to connect individuals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, all sharing a passion for science, to work together to develop new scientific solutions or "hacks."  Since its launch in 2010, more than 30 Science Hack Days have been held in over a dozen countries.

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