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Presented by the IEEE Computer Society x IDEO CoLab Ventures x Glyf x Design Buddies

Are you a tech-savvy designer or creative coder looking to showcase your skills and make something extraordinary?

Between Copilots and Geminis and 4o and Sora, this season of Silicon Valley has introduced a fresh new set of new toys and tools to generate the future with—and we can’t wait to play. 

We’ve curated a line up of practical tips and brain tickling tricks for what and how to build with these emerging technologies. You’ll hear from founders who are building generative AI tools and how their ventures went from idea to product, the artists and creatives designing with these new tools, and the investors who are looking for the new value models fit for the age of AI. After the talks and demos, we’ll lightly facilitate finding collaborators and design briefs to work on together. 

5:00PM Doors Open: Come early for light bites and liquid delights—and creative prompts for humans.

5:30-7 PM Weird Futures, New Superpowers, and Making the Market: IDEO, Microsoft, Glyf, Scenario AI, a16z, Foundation Capital, and Redpoint Ventures

7-8PM Interests & Intersections: Light facilitation for finding collaborators and ideation

Our Speakers
Panel 1 Weird Futures: Design Exploration of GenAI
▪ Resham Khanna (Product Designer, Meta)
▪ Zoey Zhu (Creative Technologist, IDEO)

Panel 2 New Superpowers: Technical dive into GenAI
▪ Shaheel Mitra (Co-Founder, Glyf)
▪ Emmanuel De Maistre (CEO, Scenario)
▪ Jennifer Jing (Product Designer, Microsoft)
▪ Rishi Pandey (Co-Founder, Glyf)

Panel 3 Making the Market: Product perspective on GenAI
▪ Shuya Gong (Creative Director, IDEO CoLab Ventures)
▪ Jaya Gupta (Partner, Foundation Capital)
▪ Meera Clark (Early Stage Investor, Redpoint Ventures)

Register for the event to get access to a Slack space where we’ll be facilitating introductions and interests and throughout the month—you’ll find where we’ll be hosting meetups, co-working sessions, and (optional but recommended) exercises and deadlines to push your builds into reality. Whether you’re a seasoned hackathoner but new to AI tools or if you’ve been around the industry for a while but have never built in this way before, we’re excited for you to flex your craft and creatively spar at the intersection of art and technology.

Welcome to the kick off to our month long, distributed hackathon.

The distributed hackathon wraps up in about a month at Almost Reality: A Generative AI Showcase. Details TBD, stay tuned. Proceeds from tickets will go towards supporting hackathon prizes and prototyping for teams, but if for any reason this cost is prohibitive for your attendance, please reach out to

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