AEC Hackathon 2.3 Southern California

The AEC Hackathon 2.3 in Southern California was this past weekend in Los Angeles. Held at UCLA's Department of Architecture and Urban Design, the weekend long event brought together technology developers with professionals from the built environment to create technology solutions to industry problems.

This AEC Hackathon set new records. While we always have folks at the events from all around the country and in some cases the world, 70% of the people in attendance were not from the SoCal area. A decent amount of us came down from the SF/Bay area and some from as far as the East Coast. We also had the highest ratio of tech engineer to industry personal with over 75% of the folks there having a technical background. 

To be expected, the teams developed some pretty amazing hacks. Watch the team presentations in the video below.

Best Overall Project: Team Rhumbix
Best Open Source: Team Holy Donut
Best Use of Experimental Tech: Team Cloud Tango & Team VRML (Virtual Review Management Loop)  
Genesis Award (sponsored by 2.2 Winner Team iPower): Team Agua Fresca  
BIMstorm Hack:
- Most Innovative Owner: Max, SPAWAR, DoD, Veteran Affairs
- Most Innovative Dev: Aditazz
- Best SEPS Design: Design Atlantic & Scarmack
- Best Connection: Attainia
- Best Hack of SEPS Data: 4D Pipeline  

Additional coverage of the event can be read here:
Brok Howard's Blog - SoCal AEC Hackathon
BuiltWorld's Blog - UCLA Hackathon Much More than Holy Donuts

Thanks to all that attended and thanks to Greg Howes, Willard Williams, the sponsors, and the folks at UCLA for a successful event.

Now off to London for AEC Hackathon 2.4!


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